For 2017 we bring you a new production of Orfeo ed Euridice, featuring Longborough's Young Artists. Our Young Artist programme is our ever-popular showcase of new talent on the UK opera scene. Read on to discover the artists confirmed so far, and see some future stars in the making.
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin - Orfeo
HANNA-LIISA KIRCHIN PROVED HANDEL’S CHARACTERS ARE NO SHOW BIRDS, BUT GROWN-UP CHARACTERS WITH GROWN-UP EMOTIONSEvening Standard (Alcina, Longborough 2016)
British mezzo-soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin made her debut at Longborough last year as Ruggiero in our production of Alcina, for which she received critical acclaim.
Nazan Fikret - Euridice
NAZAN FIKRET IS WELL CAST AS THE MAYOR'S SMUG DAUGHTER KAROLKA, SO CONFIDENT IN HER SOON-TO-BE SHATTERED DREAMSBachtrack (Jenůfa, Longborough 2016)
Nazan Fikret last appeared at Longborough for our 2016 production of Jenůfa. Born in the UK to Turkish and Irish parents, Nazan studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is a 2015 Making Music AYCA Winner, a Concordia Foundation Artist, a Britten Pears Young Artist and the recipient of an International Opera Awards Bursary.
He Wu - Amor
Chinese soprano He Wu makes her debut at Longborough in 2017 in the role of Amor. He Wu studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music International Opera School and the National Opera Studio - and has performed for English National Opera and the London Handel Festival.