Young Singers’ Competition
Our artistic strength is founded on our commitment to working at least partly with young artists: many singers who have appeared on the Bampton stage have gone on to enjoy successful national and international careers.
To celebrate its 20th birthday the company launched a competition aimed at identifying the finest of the emerging young singers, aged between 21 and 30. At the final on 17 November 2013, Anna Starushkevych (pictured) was awarded first prize and Rosalind Coad was the runner-up. We were delighted too that Anna was able to take the title role in our UK premiere of Bertoni's Orfeo in the summer of 2014, whilst Rosalind sung the role of Daughter in our concert performance of Maurice Greene's Jephtha in November. Anna will also sing the role of Ofelia in our summer production of Salieri's La grotta di Trofonio.