Bampton Classical Opera Unveils 2024 Season

Bampton Classical Opera has announced its 2024 season. It starts with a summer production of “L’Isola d’Alcina” by Gazzaniga. The opera will get five performances across four different venues in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, East Sussex, and London. Thomas Blunt conducts and Jeremy Gray directs. Cast members include Susanna Fairbairne, Sarah Chae, Charlotte Badham, Monwabisi Lindi, Simon Brown, Magnus Walker, Jonathan Eyers, {…}

Bampton Classical Opera Announces ‘Feliz Navidad! – Christmas Music from the New World’

Bampton Classical Opera has announced its 2023 Christmas Concert “Feliz Navidad! – Christmas Music from the New World.” The event, which is scheduled for Dec. 19, 2023 at St. Mary’s Church in Bampton, Oxfordshire, will feature Juan Guitérrez de Padilla’s “Missa Joseph Fili” as well as music by Antonio de Salazar, Francisco López Capillas, Manuel de Zumaya, Francisco Guerrero, Tomás {…}

Melissa Gregory Wins the 2023 Bampton Classical Opera’s Young Singers’ Competition

(Photo credit: Sisi) Mezzo-soprano Melissa Gregory has been named the winner of Bampton Classical Opera’s 2023 Young Singers’ Competition. The finals took place Nov. 25 in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium at Wolfson College in Oxford. Gregory took home the highest prize totaling in £2,000. Second prize of £1,000 was awarded to countertenor Kieron-Connor Valentine. The winner of the accompanists’ prize, {…}

Finalists for 2023 Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers Competition Announced

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 {…}

Bampton Classical Young Singers’ Competition 2023 Announces New Member of Judging Panel

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2023 has announced that Ingrid Surgenor is joining the judging panel. Surgenor, a senior coach at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and principal opera coach at the Royal Academy of Music, joins tenor Bonaventura Bottone and mezzo-soprano Jean Rigby on the panel. She has been {…}

Bampton Classical Opera Announces Winner of Young Singers’ Competition 2021

(Credit: Bampton Classical Opera) The Bampton Classical Opera has announced the winners of the 2021 Young Singers’ Competition. Sopranos Jessica Cale, Sophie Sparrow, Shafali Jalota and Cassandra Wright, mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory, and baritone Dan D’Souza reached the final competition round. The first prize winner was Australian soprano Cassandra Wright, who has also received a cash prize of 2,000 pound sterlings. {…}