Academy Students Announced As New Jette Parker Young Artists for 2018

-Posted on 16.01.2018

We are delighted to announce that two Academy students have been selected to join the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) and Patrick Terry (countertenor) join three others in September. The five were selected from more than 440 applicants from 59 countries.

Michael Mofidian studied at the Academy under Mark Wildman. Opera roles include Leporello (Don Giovanni) for British Youth Opera, the Protector (Written on Skin) and Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Royal Academy Opera, Colline (La bohème) for Vivo D’Arte, Noye (Noyes Fludde) at Hampton Court House and Ferryman (Curlew River) for Cambridge University Opera Society.

Patrick Terry studied at the Academy with Michael Chance and Caitlin Hulcup. Opera appearances include Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Chicago Summer Opera, Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Ruggiero (Alcina) with Royal Academy Opera, Boy/Angel 1 (Written on Skin) with Melos Sinfonia and covering Guildenstern (Hamlet) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Glyndebourne on Tour.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme supports the artistic development of young professional singers, conductors, directors and répétiteurs. The Young Artists are an international group of outstanding professionals at the start of their careers who have undertaken formal training and have already worked with professional companies. They are not students, but contracted, salaried employees of the Royal Opera House, who work there full-time over two years.

Both Mofidian and Terry star in Royal Academy Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight, opening Monday 12 March in our newly-refurbished Theatre.

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