Lyric soprano Emily Garland has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune singing Liszt songs to promote a forthcoming Wigmore Hall recital. Winner of the Richard Lewis Award at the Royal Academy of Music, she will cover the title role in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Grange Festival in 2021.
Winner of the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Song Prize and graduate of the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School, Scottish soprano Catriona Hewitson has sung roles for Grange Festival, Garsington Opera and Glyndebourne Touring Opera and is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist during the 2020/21 season.
English-Japanese soprano Julia Mariko Smith studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and sang Barbarina in performance for Opera North’s 2019/20 The Marriage of Figaro. She also toured Gianetta The Gondoliers with the National G&S Opera Company and sang Soeur Constance for RNCM’s Dialogues des Carmélites. In 2021 Julia performs the role of Belinda Dido and Aeneas for Waterperry Opera.