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Contestants nominated by the UK’s leading conservatories, compete for a prize  before a distinguished panel of judges. The audience collectively act as one judge. The audience’s vote is also revealed.

This event is perfect for anyone who is either interested in spotting emerging talent, and enjoys following singers’ careers, or for an opera novice, who would like to dip their toe in the operatic water, getting a taster from a wide range of operas, before committing to a whole one. Each item is introduced and set into context by the inimitable, concise and witty compère, Isobel Flinn.

This event includes the traditional 70 minute supper interval. Come and cast your vote!

Previous winners include – Alfie Boe (RCM) 1998, Camilla Tilling (RCM) 1999, Kate Royal (GSMD) 2003, Kathryn Rudge (RNCM) 2009, Natalya Romaniw (GSMD) 2010 & Anush Hovhannisyan (RCS) 2012, Kang Wang (RNCM) 2014, & Alexey Gusev (RCS) 2016 (Pictured above).

RCM – Royal College of Music
RAM – Royal Academy of Music
GSMD – Guildhall School of Music & Drama
RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music
RCS – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Tickets £22, £27, £32. Students £10, Children (Under 16) £8, Group Disc (10%) available 10+

Doors Open 6pm

Performance Starts 7pm

Interval 70 minute supper interval; pre-order supper, canapé baskets, or bring your own picnic (undercover)

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