Bampton Classical Opera has a reputation for its
commitment to young talent and a number of singers who have appeared on the
Bampton stage have gone on to work with national companies such as The Royal
Opera, English National Opera and Opera North.
At the final of the 2013 competition, Ukranian mezzo-soprano Anna
Starushkeyvch was awarded first prize and British soprano
Rosalind Coad was the runner-up.
Since then Anna Starushkeyvch has performed the role of
Erato in Gluck’s Il Parnaso confuso and the title role in
Bertoni’s Orfeo (UK premiËre) for Bampton Classical Opera, both
during summer 2014. This year she will be singing the role of Ofelia in
Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio, also for the company. Other recent
engagements have included the role of Rosimonda in Handel’s
Faramondo at the 2014 Gˆttingen International Handel Festival, which
was recorded by Accent Record Producers, and Anna will be repeating her role in
the same production at Brisbane Baroque 2015.
Rosalind Coad is now a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist, and
recent appearances include the role of Clotilde in Norma for Opera
Holland Park 2014. She sang the role of Daughter in the recent Bampton
Classical Opera concert performance of Maurice Greene’s Jephtha.
The preliminary rounds of the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’
Competition 2015 will take place on 31st October and 1
st November at Westminster School in London. The public final will
take place in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, on 14 November. Judges for the
competition are British tenor Bonaventura Bottone, and conductors Andrew
Parrott and Peter Robinson.
Competitors can apply by downloading an application form and information
document from the Bampton Classical Opera website — www.bamptonopera.org
The deadline for applications is 28th September 2015.
15 minute performance maximum. Applicants will prepare three items from
which the jury will choose to hear two.
20 minute performance maximum. Varied and balanced programme of contrasting
items to include opera and song. At least one work should be in English. One
repetition from the preliminary rounds will be allowed.
This competition is open UK residents aged between 21 and 32 on November 14,
All tickets to the final are £15 and are available:
By telephone: 01993 851142
By post: 1 Deanery Court, Broad Street, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2LY
Telephone: 07500 827264
Registered Charity No. 1080541
For further information, please contact:
Margaret Skeet PR
Tel: (020) 8 524 5516
2 March, 2015
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