Royal Academy Opera student to join La Scala’s Young Artists Programme

-Posted on 20.12.2018

Paul Grant has been invited to join Teatro alla Scala’s Academy of Lyric Opera, a two-year training programme for emerging opera singers.

From October 2019, the Edinburgh-born baritone will benefit from full-time classes, masterclasses with prominent industry specialists, and opportunities to perform in productions at the distinguished Milan-based opera house, working alongside international singers, conductors and stage directors.

Paul is currently completing his Advanced Diploma as part of the Royal Academy Opera, studying with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp.

Whilst at the Academy, Paul has performed Minksman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, opening the new Susie Sainsbury Theatre, and will be singing the role of Robert in a double-bill presentation of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in March 2019. He is also a member of the Academy Song Circle, 2018 winner of the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award, and a Britten Pears Young Artist.

Founded by Riccardo Muti in 1997 under the direction of the late Leyla Gencer, La Scala’s young artist scheme reflects the heritage of the 'Cadets of La Scala', realised by Arturo Toscanini in 1950, and is one of the world’s premiere training programmes.

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