Since 2003 we have auditioned about 1,000 singers, 100 of whom have become Les Azuriales Young Artist alumni of one of our programmes.
Principally the route to becoming a Les Azuriales Young Artist was through our summer Programme which was held annually in August in the South of France. This has comprised a competition, a masterclass and an opera (or a reduced version) from scratch. Sadly 2019 was our last season.
We will continue to support young artists, principally our alumni, but others may contact us if they need support for a particular project. Although most of our alumni are singers, we are interested in supporting anyone involved in creating opera. Indeed we have helped young composers, directors, set and costume designers etc. See the details below of our continuing activities.
Our Young Artist Programme 2003-2019
The distinguished givers of our public Masterclasses and private workshops have included: Lucy Arner, Sally Burgess, Peter Coleman-Wright, Michèle Crider, Sarah Jane Davies, Peter Kazaras, Ljuba Kazarnovskaya, Elaine Kidd, Peter Lockwood, Martin Lloyd-Evans, Emanuele Moris, Dennis O'Neill CBE, Pedro Ribeiro, Brindley Sherratt and Alessandro Talevi.
A number of our artists have been winners or finalists of major competitions, including the Montserrat Caballé Prize, the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the Stella Maris awards and Cardiff Singer of the World.
Eight of our alumni have joined the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists programme, some solely because of our introduction. Others have been to the National Opera Studio (UK), Vienna State Opera and other prestigious programmes.
SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES
To help young artists with specific projects which will make a significant difference to their careers. More details
Seeking audition opportunities for our alumni.
ADVICE & SUPPORT
Giving our alumni help, support and advice on a wide range of topics to support their careers.
Helping others organise masterclasses and competitions for young artists.
Helping our alumni with performance opportunities, ranging from singing in concerts to singing engagements for a run of opera performances.
Providing short-term accommodation for young artists, especially in London, for rehearsals, auditions etc.
Encouraging the creation of new work for the voice.