Finalists for 2023 Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers Competition Announced

By David Salazar

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers Competition has unveiled the finalists for its 2023 edition.

The finalists include:

  • Sarah Chae, soprano
  • Aleksandra Dunaeva, soprano
  • Melissa Gregory, mezzo-soprano
  • Rhydian Jenkins, tenor
  • Georgie Malcolm, soprano
  • Dan D’Souza, baritone
  • Myrna Tennant, mezzo-soprano
  • Kieron-Connor Valentine, countertenor

Judges include tenor Bonaventura Bottone, mezzo-soprano Jean Rigby, and pianist and vocal coach Ingrid Surgenor.

The final is scheduled for Nov. 25, 2023 at Leonard Wolfson Auditorium at Wolfson College in Oxford. The First prize winner takes home £2,000 with second prize taking home £1,000.

Previous winners of the competition include Anna Starushkevych, Galina Averina, Emma Stannard, Lucy Anderson, and Cassandra Wright.