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Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition Final

28 November
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Road
Oxford
OX1 3SD

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition Final
2019 Winner: Lucy Anderson (soprano). Photo by Robert Piwko Photographer

About Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition Final

Six singers have been chosen for the public final of the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford at 6.00pm on Sunday, 28 November.

The Public Final is always an entertaining and thrilling event and a chance to hear some remarkable performances. Each singer will present a programme of around 20 minutes.

The varied and balanced programme of contrasting items – to include opera and song. At least one work should be in English. One repetition from the preliminary rounds will be allowed.

There are three categories of tickets:

  • £30.00, to include a post-event reception with wine and canapés at the Vaults and Garden.
  • £15.00, for Final-only tickets, without reception.
  • Student tickets at £5.00 can be purchased on the door only, subject to availability.
The Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2021 finalists (from left to right, top to bottom) – Jessica Cale soprano, Frances Gregory mezzo-soprano,  Sophie Sparrow soprano, Shafali Jalota soprano, Dan D’Souza baritone, and Cassandra Wright soprano.

About The Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition

The Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition was launched in 2013 to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday.  It is now well established and identifies, rewards and nurtures some of the country’s most talented young professional singers aged 21-32 and their accompanists.

The previous winners were mezzo-soprano Anna Starushkevych (2013), soprano Galina Averina (2015), mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard (2017), and soprano Lucy Anderson (2019).  In 2017 an Accompanists’ Prize was introduced, when the first winner was Keval Shah followed by Dylan Perez in 2019.

Bampton Classical Opera has a reputation for its commitment to young talent and a number of singers who have appeared on the Bampton stage have gone on to work with national companies such as The Royal Opera, English National Opera and Opera North.