Acclaimed Scottish operatic tenor, friend of the Studio and all-round brilliant person - Nicky Spence - leads a masterclass with four of our Young Artists – Inna Husieva (Soprano), Shakira Tsindos (Mezzo-soprano), Phil Clieve (Tenor) and Alexandra Chernenko (Soprano) – exploring music by Verdi, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky and Mozart. All are accompanied by this year's repetiteurs.

Nicky is a NOS alumnus (2009/10) and a member the NOS Sounding Board - a group of professional opera artists which support our mission to prepare highly talented young artists for a modern career in today’s opera profession. Spence was nominated by the International Opera Awards for Young Singer of the Year in 2015 and was also one of ten artists included in the Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrating the best up and coming young British talent from across the Arts industry. 

Filmed live from the Studio's Blackburn Hall using our in-house equipment.


Verdi Sempre Libera La Traviata
Inna Husieva (Soprano)

Ellie Welsh (Pianist)

R Strauss Sein wir wieder gut! Ariadne auf Naxos
Shakira Tsindos (Mezzo-soprano) 

Nadia Kisseleva (Pianist) 

Very the song The Rake's Progress
Philip Clieve (Tenor) 

Alexsander Ribeiro de Lara (Pianist) 

Deh, vieni, non tardar Le Nozze di Figaro
Alexandra Chernenko (Soprano) 

Chloe Kim (Pianist)