Voices of Now by National Opera Studio
The highlight of the National Opera Studio’s world-famous Young Artists’ Programme is the annual contemporary scenes production.
Voices of Now
Directed by award-winning director Michael McCarthy (Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales), Voices of Now celebrates scenes from contemporary opera written in English. Featuring our four talented Young Artist répétiteurs at the piano, the scenes will be conducted by NOS Head of Music, Mark Shanahan.
This programme will showcase 21st century operas, with scenes from works by John Adams, Judith Weir, George Benjamin, Philip Glass, Emma Ruth-Richards, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Stuart MacRae and Unsuk Chin, and hark back to one of contemporary opera’s pioneers with an extract from Michael Tippett’s King Priam.
For over 40 years, the National Opera Studio has played an essential role at the heart of British opera. The NOS works in partnership with Arts Council England and the UK’s leading Opera Companies – Opera North, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera – to provide intensive and bespoke professional training of the highest quality for singers and répétiteurs who have the potential to become the leading artists of their generation.
There is a pre-performance talk on 7 June at 6.15pm.