By Logan Martell
The Royal Opera has announced the participants of the Jette Parker Artists for the 2022-23 season. The program offers apprenticeships to promising artists for training and professional development.
This season’s artists are soprano Sarah Dufresne, mezzo Gabrielė Kupšytė, tenor Michael Gibson, and baritone Josef Jeongmeen Ahn; they will join current artists such as conductors Andre Callegaro and Edward Reeve, stage directors Eleanor Burke, Harriet Taylor, and Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol, and ballet conductor Edo Frenkel.
The cohort will work with international artists and experts to prepare repertory for staged performances, concerts, and cover roles, as well as receive coaching and mentoring.
“We are delighted to welcome this international group of extraordinary artists: our first auditioned cohort since pre-pandemic times,” said JPA Head Elaine Kidd in an official press statement. “They arrive with some incredible experience under their belts and will spend the next year immersed in work across all the Royal Opera’s stages. There should be no doubt about how central their talent is to the success of our productions.”