HGO Success Stories
HGO SUCCESS STORIES
We value all of the artists who sing with us and are delighted that so many refer us to their friends and colleagues as a company that really supports and guides young singers. Many of our singers go on to have fabulous solo careers and we are happy to have played our part in their journeys.
We will be trying to keep HGO supporters up to date with how our alumni are doing. Here is a small selection of our wonderful singers;
Kali was our sensational Partenope in 2019. She then went on to the young artists programme at Basel Opera and is now a full member of the company. She will be singing Pamina amongst other roles this summer.
Stephanie appeared in Jonathan Dove’s “The Enchanted Pig” and wowed audiences with the remarkable colour of her voice. She has been part of the Jette Parker programme in 2020-21 and will continue at the Royal Opera in 21-22 as a young artist singing principal roles. In 2021 Stephanie was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition – watch her here!
Now considered one of the UK’s leading baritones, Ben was an HGO star back in 2006 as the Count in ‘Figaro’. A regular ENO favourite, where he has sung roles such as Billy Budd, Count, and Figaro. He has also performed roles at many of the leading opera houses in Europe.
Dan was in three productions for HGO and will be this summer’s bass soloist in the summer concert at St Michael’s. He is now completing his studies at The Royal Academy of Music and will sing Guglielmo and Demetrius in 2021-22.
Monwabisi stunned HGO audiences with his debut as Rodolfo in ‘La Boheme’ and was awarded a place at the National Opera Studio. Due to the pandemic studies are on hold and he is stuck in South Africa!!
Nick was the cultured Ferrando in HGO’s highly regarded ‘Cosi fan tutte’ which won an Offie, a role he was about to repeat at the Opera Du Rhin in Strasbourg before the pandemic hit. He is now developing an international career with concerts scheduled all over the world.
William appeared in ‘Mansfield Park’ for HGO and then made his first appearance with ENO in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds at the Barbican Theatre, directed by Deborah Warner, in 2015. He was then invited to become a ENO Harewood Artist and has performed many roles with the company since, including Peter Quint (‘Turn of the Screw’),The Writer in the premiere of Iain Bell’s ‘Jack the Ripper’, and First Priest in Birtwistle’s’ The Mask of Orpheus’.
Hamish’s beautiful counter tenor was first heard at HGO in our production of ‘Partenope’. After many cancellations in 2020-21 he is looking forward to singing at the Händel Festspiele in Halle, Germany and the London Handel Festival.