'I shall be making my ENO debut as Fiorello in Barber of Seville in February with fellow Alumni Benedict Nelson as Figaro, Katherine Broderick as Berta, and David Soar as Don Basilio.
In late june I make my role debut as Papageno (a role I studied at the studio) in Nevill Holt Opera's Magic Flute with fellow 2011/12 trainees Rhian Lois and Anthony Gregory as Pamina and Tamino respectively.
I will also sing at The Cheltenham Festival in a performance of Faure's Requiem at Gloucester Cathedral with The City of London Sinfonia, the combined choirs of Trinity Cambridge, Royal Holloway and Holst Singers, conducted by Stephen Layton.
I then return to ENO in September singing Yamadori in their production of Madam Butterfly.'
We are always keen to hear how our former trainees are getting on out there in the big, wide world of opera! Alex Baker got in touch with his plans for 2013.
Sounds like a full year for Alex - all the best!
We are delighted to announce that two NOS trainees have been selected by the Royal Opera House to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2013. Irish mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly and Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes were selected from over 365 applicants from 50 countries. They will join Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth and Russian mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina.
They join a long list of Studio Alumni who have joined the programme including
David Butt Philip, Susana Gaspar , Justina Gringyte and Hanna Hipp.
'When mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly was a baby, a gypsy woman called to her parents' house and told them that Rachel would grow up to be a famous musician on the international stage.' Independent.ie
We are always keen to hear how our Alumni are getting on and were delighted to start the new year with an email from Oliver Dunn. It sounds as though he has a lot to look forward to in 2013!
In November I finished a tour with Opera North playing Masetto in their Don Giovanni. I am just about the start rehearsals to play Arcas, An Argive and Vengeance in Medea at ENO opens in Feb. Then in April I am going Lille to play Fiorello in Barbiere at Opera de Lille. In the Summer I will be marrying Hanna Hipp, another former NOS student! Next Autumn I shall be performing Junius in The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne on Tour! - Oliver Dunn
There is an excellent Q&A with Oliver on the Opera North website.
We wish Oliver all best both on stage and off during 2013 - and look forward to pictures of the wedding!
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