‘Young' Artist is in a way a misnomer. They may be at the start of their careers, but they are neither fresh out of school nor inexperienced. All have worked with professional companies and have completed a college degree. They could easily make their way in a career outside of the Programme, but have come to the Royal Opera House in order to refine their skills over a period of up to two years. The Programme normally includes ten singers, a conductor, a répétiteur and a stage director, although the configuration may be different during some seasons.
The Jette Parker Young Artists for the 2018/19 season are:
Aigul Akhmetshina – mezzo-soprano
Germán E Alcántara – baritone
Konu Kim – tenor
Haegee Lee – soprano
Dominic Sedgwick – baritone
Michael Mofidian – bass-baritone
Jacquelyn Stucker – soprano
Patrick Terry – counter-tenor
Yaritza Véliz – soprano
Hongni Wu – mezzo-soprano
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