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 thrilled to have played our part in their journeys. Below is just a small selection of the success stories of our recent alumni….
Esme scored great successes with HGO in the title role of Holst’s ‘Savitri’ in 2020 and as Cherubino in our 2021 ‘Figaro’. In 2022 she won First Prize in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards. She writes “ HGO wholeheartedly encourage young singers and gives them the opportunity to be involved in incredible productions with brilliant directors and conductors. Honestly I don’t think I could have achieved what I have without their continued support”. Esme Bronwen-Smith Website.
Monwabisi stunned HGO audiences with his debut as Rodolfo in ‘La Boheme’ and was awarded a place as a 2021/22 Young Artist the National Opera Studio. He has since sung with Scottish Opera and Wexford, and will sing with English Touring Opera in 2023 . Monwabisi Lindi Website.
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! Stephanie Wake Edwards Website.
Joanna was one of our Savitris when HGO staged the opera in 2020 as the first opera production in London after the initial COVID lockdown. She was subsequently awarded a place as a 2021/22 Young Artist at the National Opera studio. In September 2022 she was a finalist in the Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition. In the 2022/23 season she is singing with Opera Holland Park and the Buxton Opera Festival. Joanna Harries website.
Hamish’s beautiful counter tenor was first heard at HGO in our production of ‘Partenope’. With many concert and opera engagements in the UK and abroad, he hs recently relased an album ‘Persian Love Songs’. on Orchid Classics, and in November 2022 repeated his role as Arsace in ‘Partenope’ at the Three Palalces Festival in Malta . Hamish Mclaren Website.