24 June 2013 at 5.03pm | Comment on this article
The Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance takes place this Sunday (30 June). The annual performance, entitled From Studio to Stage and directed by Jette Parker Young Artist Pedro Ribeiro, features a selection of staged opera scenes from across the current Season.
The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is designed to support the artistic development of talented singers at the beginning of their career, employing Young Artists as salaried members of The Royal Opera over a two-year period, during which time they are immersed in the life of the Royal Opera House.
Watch Antonio Pappano working with Jette Parker Young Artists Jihoon Kim and Michele Gamba:
The Young Artists participate in a specially-tailored programme, which includes extensive daily coaching in languages, stagecraft and vocal techniques, alongside preparing cover roles and performing smaller roles on the main stage.
Watch Language Coach Alexander Naoumenko working with Dušica Bijelić on her Russian for Kasper Holten's production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin:
As the 2012/13 Season draws to a close, six Young Artists will leave the Programme to embark on their future careers: soprano Susana Gaspar, who recently competed in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013, mezzo-sopranos Justina Gringyte and Hanna Hipp, tenor Pablo Bemsch, bass Jihoon Kim and stage director Pedro Ribeiro all joined the Programme in 2011.
Jihoon Kim will join The Royal Opera as a Jette Parker Principal next season, completing a one-year contract performing roles with The Royal Opera while retaining access to the coaching facilities of the Programme. Five new Young Artists will also join the Programme. Find out more about the new intake and about former Jette Parker Young Artists.
The Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, From Studio to Stage, takes place on 30 June at 3pm. Tickets are still available.
The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is generously supported by Oak Foundation.