Following a rigorous audition process, British bass James Platt – one of Askonas Holt’s newest signings – has been selected as one of five new singers joining the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2014.
The audition process comprised three intensive rounds, culminating in an audition on Covent Gardens Main Stage in front of a panel that included Music Director Antonio Pappano, Casting Director Peter Katona and Director of The Royal Opera Kasper Holten.
The Jette Parker Young Artists work as salaried members of The Royal Opera for a two-year period, during which time they perform in a variety of main stage productions, concerts and recitals, as well as covering lead roles. They also receive coaching in all opera disciplines, including role interpretation, language and stagecraft. At the end each year, their work is showcased in a JPYA Summer Performance.
Bravo James !