Scottish Opera names 60th emerging artist

SCOTTISH Opera is marking its 60th anniversary by appointing its 60th emerging artist.

The opera company’s emerging artists perform on stage, as well as working in-house with staff and visiting coaches to develop their skills.

The programme began in 2009 and has since expanded to include behind-the-scenes roles in addition to opera singers.

This year’s emerging artists are tenor Osian Wyn Bowen, soprano Zoe Drummond, costume trainee Isabelle Mercier, baritone Colin Murray, mezzo-soprano Lea Shaw – who returns for a second season – and tutor Kristina Yorgova.

“All have exciting projects ahead of them and are already busy preparing for these with the support of our team,” said Sarah-Janes Davies, head of casting at Scottish Opera.

Kristina, Zoe and Osian have just completed a very successful tour of Scotland with the Opera Highlights performances, whilst Lea and Colin recently finished performing in our five-star production of Ainadamar.

“They will all join up together for the lunchtime recitals at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow.

“I look forward to working with them all on this thrilling new adventure.”

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