Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor: Act I, No.4: Finale: Duetto: egli s'avanza...sulla tombe che rinserra
Handel – Xerxes: Crude furie
Puccini – Turandot: Act II: Ping Pang Pong
Monteverdi – The Coronation of Poppea: Pur ti miro
Humperdinck – Hansel und Gretel: Vater / Mutter
Rossini – The Barber of Seville: No.4: Recit: Oh cielo! Duet: All idea di quell metallo
Donizetti – Anna Bolena: Act II, No.11: Scene & Duetto: Dio, che mi vedi
Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro: Act II, No.12: Voi che sepete
Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro: Act II, No.13: Dressing Up
Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro: Act II, No.14: Trio: Susanna or via sortite
Shostakovich – Cheryomushki: Act I, Scene I, No.2: Duet and Pantomine

This year’s residency sees the Young Artists come together to perform a thrilling range of scenes all linked by the theme of either devotion or desire.  These emotions and motivations take many forms: desire for a lover, desire for freedom, desire for control; devotion to family, devotion to a country and devotion to ân ideal.  These extremes are explored through scenes which range from the tragic to the comic and all, rather fittingly, within the exposed beauty of Hoddinott Hall which is redolent of Shakespeare’s wooden ‘O’.  Performing in a space such as this will allow the YA’s to not only showcase their singing prowess but also their ability to evoke character with no lights, sets or costumes to hide behind.

Young Artists of the National Opera Studio
WNO Orchestra
Conducted by Laurent Pillot
Directed by Emma Jenkins