London’s Royal Opera Home Publicizes 2022/23 Jette Parker Artists Program

From left to proper: 2018/19 JPAs Edmund Whitehead and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Photograph credit score: Ruairi Watson)


Based in 2001, the Royal Opera Home’s (ROH) Jette Parker Artists Program (JPA) now celebrates its twenty first season with 9 new additions and one returning artist to this system.

The 2022/23 JPA singers are Canadian soprano Sarah Dufresne, Lithuanian mezzo soprano Gabrielė Kupšytė, Scottish tenor Michael Gibson, and Korean baritone Josef Jeongmeen Ahn.

The JPA conductors/répétiteurs are André Callegaro and Edward Reeve; stage administrators are Eleanor Burke, Harriet Taylor, and Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol; and Edo Frenkel from the 2021/22 JPA program will be a part of the cohort as ballet conductor. 

The JPA program provides alternatives for a profession with worldwide and world-leading opera firms for as much as a dozen salaried artists. Throughout their two-year employment, the JPAs will work alongside famend worldwide artists in musical type and interpretation to arrange repertory for staged performances, concert events, and recitals. 

Supplied with mentoring to additional musical method and creative prowess, singers could cowl roles and put together to step in for one more artist’s efficiency at quick discover. Different JPA roles will be taught from professional conductors as répétiteurs on ROH productions, conduct their friends in JPA concert events with the ROH Orchestra, and the JPA Stage Director may have the possibility to work as an assistant director to worldwide administrators.

Prior to now 20 years, the JPA initiative has supported 140 younger singers, administrators, conductors, and pianists internationally in all areas of opera, music, and theater manufacturing. 

In response to the ROH, over 100 alumni have taken half in this system and following their involvement, 86% of JPA’s singers have gone on to get pleasure from worldwide careers and carry out on worldwide phases.

“The Royal Opera has all the time sought to offer the very best alternatives for proficient younger singers and administrators from throughout the globe,” stated ROH Director of Opera, Oliver Mears. “Our imaginative and prescient is to offer these younger artists entry to all areas of opera manufacturing whereas immersing them in life on the Royal Opera Home.”

The “Meet The Jette Parker Artists” live performance will happen on September 23, 2022, at ROH’s Linbury Theater with performances by the brand new JPA singers in works chosen by the general public. For extra data, click on right here.