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.

The biennial Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, aimed at identifying the country's finest emerging young singers, was launched in 2013, our 20th birthday year.

At the stunning final on 14 November 2015, Galina Averina was awarded first prize and Céline Forrest second prize.

The next competition will be held in the autumn of 2017

Galina is on the opera course at the Royal College of Music and has already won numerous awards.  She impressed the judges in all areas - musicality, text and technique.

Céline represented Wales is the 2015 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and is currently at the National Opera Studio.

Previous winners (2013)

Anna Starushkevych - first
Rosalind Coad - second