I had always heard rumours of how brilliant Samling was but the experience completely surpassed my expectation. It is rare post-training to have the time and space to study repertoire in so much detail that you can fully engage emotionally and CREATIVELY with what you are singing.
British soprano Rose Stachniewska recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where she studied with Wilma MacDougall and won first prize in the Ye Cronies Opera Competition. She graduated with distinction in her master’s from the Royal College of Music where she studied with Rosa Mannion. Rose was a member of the ENO Opera Works programme in 2016 and is a Britten–Pears Young Artist. Recent performances include Anne Trulove (cover) The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera), Greta Fiorentino Street Scene (RCS), Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Adina L’elisir d’amore (Westminster Opera Co.); Nun in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel (Scottish Opera), Adele Die Fledermaus (RCS), Soprano 1 in Le Vin Herbé by Frank Martin and Le Renard/La Soeur Jumelle in Les Malheurs d’Orphée by Milhaud. Recent recital work includes a Ye Cronies concert with Sir Thomas Allen and Victoria Simmonds and a recital of songs by Oliver Knussen with Red Note Ensemble. Opera scenes have included Nanetta, Melisande, Adina (RCS); Dorinda, Susanna, Servillia (ENO Opera Works); Zerlina, Gretel, Euridice, Helena (RCM). An enthusiast for modern repertoire, Rose has also premiered a number of roles including Alice in Now by Lewis Murphy (RCM), Harlequin in Black Sand by Na’ama Zisser (Tête-à-Tête Opera) and Anne Brontë in Glassworks by Leo Geyer as part of Helios Collective’s workshop series ‘Formations’.
Photo: Rose Stachniewska at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
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Samling Institute for Young Artists—through performance and learning opportunities—nurtures young classical singers and piano accompanists. From students to emerging professionals, hundreds of young artists have benefited since the charity was founded in 1996. They see their time with Samling Institute as a springboard and inspiration.