Emerging Artists 2013-14


Nurturing the talent of the future


Supported by The Robertson Scholarship Trust, The John Mather Charitable Trust and Emerging Artist Benefactors


Scottish Opera has a long history of developing talent; from performance to the creation of new work, we’ve always seen our duty to the future of opera in Scotland as an integral part of our activity. Our Emerging Artists programme gives young artists the opportunity of a lifetime – a period of full-time work with the Company to help them launch their careers. Initially set up in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to nurture outstanding young singers, the programme now also includes positions for a director, a repetiteur and a composer in residence.


You can hear our Emerging Artist singers performing in several of our operas. They will also be appearing in Opera Highlights 2014, in two performances of Scott's Opera, this year's annual collaboration with the RCS and as part of Glasgow University’s Lunchtime Concert Series on 6 Feb 2014 at 1.10pm.


Composer in Residence Gareth Williams’ short opera Last One Out appeared as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Lissa Lorenzo will be directing several projects for the Company across the season, including a production for our Connect Youth Company in March 2014 and Opera Highlights 2014.


This year’s Emerging Artists are:


Soprano Sarah Power*
Mezzo-soprano Sioned Gwen Davies
Baritone Andrew McTaggart**
Director Lissa Lorenzo
Composer in Residence Gareth Williams
Repetiteur Jonathon Swinard

Costumier in Residence Charlotte Campbell***


*The John Mather Charitable Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2013/14

**The Robertson Scholarship Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2013/14

***Supported by The Leverhulme Trust


Our Emerging Artists Benefactors are investing in the future of talented young artists in Scotland. To join them, call 0141 242 0593.