Alumnus selected to join Jette Parker Young Artist Programme

-Posted on 05.02.2015

Bass David Shipley is one of five new singers to have been selected to join the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in September 2015.

During the application process, attracting more than 360 applicants from 59 countries, the final stage required David to audition on the Royal Opera House main stage in front of a panel that included The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano. 

As a Jette Parker Young Artist, David will work as a member of The Royal Opera for two years, performing in various main-stage productions, concerts and recitals. In addition, they receive coaching in all opera disciplines including role interpretation, language and stagecraft.

David was awarded first class BMus (Hons) and MA degrees, as well as a DipRAM. During his studies with Royal Academy Opera David took the role of Sarastro Die Zauberflöte and regularly performed in the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series.


David will join fellow bass and alumnus James Platt who joined the programme at the start of the 2014/15 season.

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