National Opera Studio Young Artists named

National Opera Studio Young Artists named

Published: 16/06/2016

Two students from the RCS Vocal Department, Penelope Cousland and Grace Durham, have been announced as Young Artists for the National Opera Studio for the 2016/17 season.

The Young Artists programme is a professional training opportunity which only accepts a handful of the finest vocalists from across the country. Mezzo-sopranos Grace and Penelope will spend nine months receiving intensive coaching, alongside opportunities to work with the National Opera Studio partners including Opera North, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera.

With only 16 young artists named for the coming season, it is wonderful that two RCS students have been recognised for this prestigious training programme.

Both Penelope and Grace are final year Masters students within the Alexander Gibson Opera School at RCS, and we look forward to watching them take their first steps into the professional industry.

Pictured above: Grace Durham, image by Clare Park

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