The Jerwood Young Artists programme at Glyndebourne offers up to four aspiring soloists career-changing support and professional development over a full festival season from April to August. Through the programme the singers work with leading conductors, directors, choreographers, theatre specialists and vocal coaches to enhance their skills and experience. Each of the young singers come to Glyndebourne as choristers with very little or no experience of performing for a leading UK opera company. It is the programme’s aim to transform their trajectory from choristers to emerging solo artists that have the skills and experience to go on to have successful careers in the UK and internationally.
“Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Young Artist programme provides substantial professional development opportunities to emerging soloists from the Glyndebourne Chorus. This scheme offers the experience of performing small roles in our productions, or understudies, alongside established singers, conductors and directors. Such opportunities are essential to equip young soloists for an international career on the opera stage.” – Steven Naylor, Director of Artistic Administration at Glyndebourne.
The four Jerwood Young Artists were announced in May 2022, see the news here.
Find out more about the programme here.