23/03/2018We are delighted to reveal that we have secured the young soprano Gemma Summerfield to launch the 2018-1019 season on Monday July 2nd next.
We are doubly delighted to be able to reveal that she will be one of the ten finalists (the only one from the UK) in the prestigious new Glyndebourne Opera Cup competition on Saturday March 24 (Sky Arts). The winner will receive a top prize of £15,000 and the guarantee of a professional role at one of the top international opera houses. The competition offers prizes for second place (£10,000) and third place (£7,500), along with an Audience Award and The Ginette Theano Prize for Most Promising Talent and Media prize (£5,000 each).
Watch this space for the results.
The winner was American mezzo Samantha Hankey.For full information see http://www.glyndebourne.com/discover/news-and-blogs/2018/march/samantha-hankey-wins-the-inaugural-glyndebourne-opera-cup/