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Iford Arts New Generation Artists Programme

Programme Director – Oliver Gooch
Programme Manager –  Andrea AsburyNEW GENERATION-90

Jephtha Ensemble & cover artists
Ensemble & cover Jephtha – Mark Bonney
Ensemble & cover Iphis – Jessica Leary
Ensemble & cover Storgé & Hamor – Lucy McAuley
Ensemble & Angel – Charlotte Le Thrope
Ensemble tenor – William Smith
Ensemble baritone – Peter Brooke

La Bohème Young Ensemble Artists
Sidonie Rhiannon Llewellyn
Phémie Teinturière  Sarah Foubert
Lazare Ashley Mercer
Bergami Semus Begg

The covers [concert] performance ranks as one of the most musically exciting evenings of my career to date, particularly since we were able to sing with the conductor and orchestra’ Oliver Hunt, Chelsias (Cover), Handel’s Susanna, Iford Festival Opera and the Orchestra of the Early Opera Company. Conductor – Christian Curnyn: Director – Pia Furtado; Designer – Georgia Lowe

There are three categories of artist:

  • Iford Young Artists: singers under the age of 30 who have a supporting/ensemble role in the main opera, and assistant directors, designers or stage managers
  • Iford Cover Artists: singers who wish to learn a principal role and who are capable of stepping in vocally if required
  • Iford Student Artists: studentships offered to production and design artists from universities and colleges in the UK

The programme provides training and creative/performance opportunities, including:

  • coaching/advice sessions with conductors, directors, repetiteurs, stage managers and designers as appropriate
  • assisting with the production, rehearsing and performing in the Festival and external concerts
  • workshops and masterclasses with industry professionals
  • an exhibition of studentship design portfolios
  • testimonials to assist career development
  • invitations to apply to audition for main roles/positions in future Festivals

If you are interested in applying for the programme please send your CV to andreaasbury@ifordarts.org.uk  Please can singers supply a sound file.


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