Royal Opera Announces 2024-25 Jette Parker Artists

By David Salazar

The Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Artists Programme has announced its 2024-25 company.

The group includes Mezzo-soprano Jingwen Cai, soprano Marianna Hovanisyan, bass-baritone Ossian Huskinson and baritone Siphe Kwani. Joining them will be pianist Richard Fu, director Sophie Gilpin (for the 2024/25 Season only), and conductor Peggy Wu.

Artists will participate in a “Jukebox” showcase in October followed by a production of “Pimpinone” and a summer performance in July 2025.

‘The level of talent displayed in the 2024-25 cohort is incredible and I’m thrilled that there is a mix of international and British artists,” said Head of Jette Parker Artists Programme Elaine Kidd in an official press release. “It’s encouraging to see successful applications from those who have participated in our Royal Opera House coaching work in Armenia and South Africa as well as others, such as Peggy Wu, who have completed other courses with us. It’s all about recognising extraordinary potential and enabling it to develop at just the right pace.”

This is the 22nd year of the program, which has trained and supported over 140 artists from around the world. Recent alumni who performed at the Royal Opera House in 2023-24 include Yaritza Véliz, Aigul Akhmetshina, and Hongni Wu.