Kirstin Sharpin’s recent engagements include a critically acclaimed role debut as Senta Der Fliegende Holländer for Longborough Festival Opera, the title roles in Beethoven’s Fidelio for Melbourne Opera and for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (with Giordano Bellincampi, opposite Simon O’Neill) and Leonore (1805) for the Buxton Festival, and in Smetana’s Libuše at the work’s British staged premiere.Read More »
Winner of the Czech Song Prize at the Emmy Destinn Young Singer’s Award and Finalist for the Wagner Society of England’s Singing Competition, Australian Soprano Tanya Hurst is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a Master of Music with Distinction.
Last year she continued performances with Oper Bonn as Nedda and was to be covering the title role for Welsh National Opera’s Jenůfa (postponed Spring 2022). Current and future engagements for 2021 include Scottish Opera (cover Alice Ford) and English National Opera (cover Gerhilde).Read More »
Romanian-born mezzo-soprano studied at the George Enescu Academy in Bucharest and won numerous singing competitions. She was a member of the Timisoara Opera Company singing roles such as Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Prince Orlofski (Die Fledermaus), Fenena (Nabucco), Witch (El amor brujo) and Principessa di Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur). Ramona has made guest appearances at opera houses in Cluj-Napoca, Iaʂi, Bucharest, Luxembourg, Brussels, Riga, Seoul, Moscow, Berlin, Stuttgart and Hamburg. In her star role as Carmen she appeared at the Opera Festival in Steinbruch, St Margarethen, Latvian Opera Riga, Stuttgart Opera, and Deutsche Opera Berlin. In 2018/19 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Maddalena (Rigoletto). She has been a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ensemble since the 2014-15 seasons where she made a celebrated debut as Dalila in Samson et Dalila alongside Carmen.Read More »
Belfast-born baritone Malachy Frame was Northern Ireland Opera’s ‘Voice of 2016,’ having won the competition at the company’s annual Festival of Voice in August.Read More »
Bass-Baritone, Louis Hurst, is the Winner of the Audience Prize at the Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize and Finalist for the Wagner Society of England’s Singing Competition. Selected to participate in ENO’s Opera Works Programme and with British Youth Opera, Mancunian-born Louis gained his MMus with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music. His studies were made possible by the generous support of Michael Oglesby, the Drapers Guild, and the Musician’s Benevolent Fund.Read More »
Award winning Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is an alumna of the National Opera Studio, a previous winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song Prize, and ‘Vocalist of the year’ at the 2019 LUKAS awards.Read More »
British soprano Lizzie Holmes is gaining a reputation as a versatile and dynamic singing actor and keen spokesperson for classical music. Recent highlights include her Royal Opera House Crush Room recital debut, Despina Così fan tutte (Longborough Festival Opera), Queen of the Night The Magic Flute (Oxford Playhouse), Laurette in Bizet’s Doctor Miracle (Wexford Festival Opera), Dew Fairy and cover Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (Grange Park Opera).Read More »