Originally from Northumberland, British tenor Alex Banfield has performed with the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Sinfonia and Opera North. He is currently a young artist at Theater Basel’s OperAvenir 20/21 where he will sing Tamino/Armed Man Die Zauberflöte, Eumete Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi.

In 2021 Scottish tenor Matthew McKinney completes his Masters at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he was awarded the John Mather Rising Star scholarship and Help Musicians (Ian Fleming) award. In 2021 he will sing in the chorus of La Cenerentola at the Palazzo Corsini in Florence with the New Generation Festival.