Ben Russell has been offered a place at The Zurich Opera Studio.
Emma Nash has earned a place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Lawrence Thackeray will be joining the chorus at Glyndebourne.
Marcella Walsh has won a place on the inaugural year of NI Opera’s young artists’ programme.
Nathan Morrison has been accepted as a young artist at Opera Holland Park, including covering (with a guaranteed performance) the role of Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi.
Eoin Hynes made his professional debut on OTC’s tour of The Magic Flute. Receiving positive reviews in his own right, Eoin also rose to the challenge of covering the role of Tamino at short notice, while continuing to perform his own roles. I think the best description is by Terry Blaine, Opera Britannia, who witnessed Eoin’s feat:
Dwyer’s Einspringender was OTC Young Associate Artist Eoin Hynes, who had a hyperactive evening, skipping between the offstage music-stand from which he sang Tamino, and the set itself, where he was already multi-tasking as Priest, Armed Man and Slave. Talk about a steep learning curve for the young Galway singer! He coped manfully, his light, mellifluous tenor applied tastefully to Tamino’s archingly lyrical melodies. With the added muscle of full vocal maturity Hynes will certainly be a Tamino to reckon with in his own right in the future.
Come back to us soon to find out how previous YAAP alumni are getting on and for news of our new intake.