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So, you’re saying I shouldn’t exercise?

On Wednesday, Trinity Laban students were treated to another free recital from the Jette Parker Young Artists and this time, the wonderful tenor, Samuel Sakker and beautiful Soprano, Anush Hovhannisyan performed. As we had a rehearsal for the upcoming Carmina Burana, we were only able to make the second half, but what a second half it was.

My highlights were “Deh, se piacer mi vuoi” from La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart. Anush’s warm tones had deep resonance which made it all the more delightful when she manoeuvred around the coloratura phrases (which means the bits that are very busy, with lots of notes) with seeming ease. She looked every inch the diva and I loved that about her aura!

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So, how do I get into your gang?

Last Wednesday, we were offered free tickets to see a recital given by two Jette Parker Young Artists, Rachel Kelly and Kiandra Howarth accompanied by David Gowland.

To put it all into context, the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme was set up by the Royal Opera House to provide promising singers who’ve graduated from a Music (on the whole) degree and are looking for a career in opera. It’s an arena for up to 16 participants to receive a tailored programme where they are fully integrated at the ROH and given their own roles as well as being understudy to some massive names. In short, it’s the dream; if you have the backing and expertise of the ROH, then you are sure to go on to great things and the Jette Parker alumni are testament to that! Continue reading So, how do I get into your gang?