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Vocal alum is rising star

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Bethany Horak-Hallett joins young artist scheme for 2019-21 after making Glyndebourne debut

Mezzo soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett, who completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban, has been chosen for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE)’s Rising Stars of the Enlightenment, a young artists’ programme which nurtures the next generation of vocalists.

Launched in 2017, the scheme sees a cohort of eight exceptional singers take the stage with the OAE and feature prominently in programming across two artistic seasons.

This news comes after Bethany’s main stage debut at the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival Opera this summer as Kitchen Girl in Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera Rusalka.

On joining the young artists’ programme, Bethany comments –

“I'm incredibly excited to be joining the OAE Rising Stars Scheme. I've long admired their musical artistry and commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists, and I can't wait to learn and grow as an artist alongside such an incredible organisation.”

Bethany follows in the footsteps of vocal alum and youngest ever winner of the eminent Kathleen Ferrier Award (2016) James Newby.

To find out more about the Rising Stars of the Enlightenment visit the OAE website

For more information about studying at Trinity Laban, visit our vocal pages

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Image: Bethany Horak-Hallett (credit Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Alex Grace)