Versatile, agile, lyrical and comic … a rich mix of singing and flaunting was offered by our New Generation artists at their recent showcase concert. It was fun too! Judy Eglington, Artistic Director
Soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn
Soprano Johane Ansell
Tenor James Bowers
Baritone Ashley Mercer
Iford Arts is renowned for its innovative opera productions with musicians, singers and directors of the very highest calibre. Increasingly we are becoming recognised also as a venue which offers opportunities to the rising germination of young singers whose striking talents deserve encouragement and recognition, Iford arts New Generation Artists Scheme is the nursery for our current cluster of singing starlets 2017.
The New Generation concert of well known arias and small ensembles, offers you the opportunity to hear as soloist four rising starts of this exciting new wave of signers. They have been handpicked for our scheme from a large pool of applicants, and an audition process by the directors of La bohéme and Jephtha, Oliver Gooch and Christopher Cowell. Their role in the current production is of covers for four of the mail roles. At this exciting concert they get their chance to show an Iford audience what they can do when they stop into the limelight: a thrilling foretaste of their future in principal roles.
Curated and accompanied by the Director of the scheme, Oliver Gooch, this delightful cloister concert offers you the opportunity to hear these exciting young professionals al the outset of their careers. The programme of one hour’s duration will be repeated twice to allow you the opportunity to picnic in the magical gardens before or after it.