Saturday 1 February 2020 - 7:00 pm
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, and accompanied by Robin Humphreys, recently described as a ‘world class repetiteur’ by Louise Flind in Opera Today.
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) 2017, Emma Mockett (RCS) 2018, and Alexandra Lowe (GSMD) 2019 (pictured above).
Tickets £17.50, £23, £29, £34, Students £10, Children (under 16) £8
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) available until 30th October
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minute supper interval; Pre-order supper, canapé baskets or bring your own picnic (undercover)