Scottish Opera online Emerging Artists recital

Published: 12 July 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Credit: Courtesy of Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera will present a live online recital showcasing its Emerging Artists from the 2019/20 season on Thursday July 23 at 6PM on its YouTube channel.

The 10-year anniversary of when the programme began in 2009 will conclude with singers Charlie Drummond, Arthur Bruce, Mark Nathan and Associate Artist Heather Ireson performing a recital live on YouTube. This year’s Emerging Artists also included composer in residence Samuel Bordoli, costume trainee Jasmine Clark, repetiteur Michael Papadopoulos and associate producer Lucy Walters.

Presented by Director Roxana Haines and accompanied by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, the four young singers will present a short, lighthearted programme of operatic highlights.

Since the season was cut short, the Emerging Artists have have continued to entertain Scottish Opera audiences during lockdown with the Opera [email protected] series.

The Emerging Artists programme offers young artists a period of full-time work with the company to help them launch their careers. Previous Emerging Artists include soprano Jennifer France, tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, baritone Ben McAteer, repetiteur Jonathon Swinard and composers Gareth Williams and Lliam Paterson.