All posts by: Jane Shuttleworth

Newsletter 55: The future of opera

We begin a new decade with rehearsals for a twenty-first century opera by one of this country’s most exciting composers. Announcing the return of Samling Academy Opera this summer, we’ve chosen Jonathan Dove’s sparkling chamber opera adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

Samling Shorts with James Garnon

Actor James Garnon has joined Samling Institute as a leader on both the Samling Artist Programme and Samling Academy. Here he answers questions for the Samling Shorts interview in Newsletter 55 (Spring 2020).

Sir Simon Russell Beale joins us at Wigmore Hall

We invite you to ‘Come into the Garden’ at this year’s Samling Artist Showcase at Wigmore Hall where we present a programme that moves through the seasons reflecting our responses to the garden as a place for romance, for refuge, for family, and for deepening our connections to the natural world. We are delighted that […]

What will you find in the garden?

Our Samling Academy summer concerts ‘Come into the Garden’ start on Saturday 20 July. To give you a flavour of the programme, here’s a preliminary music list, and some reflections on music and nature from some of our young singers. ‘I hope that through our performances, you will be transported to another world, providing a […]

Samling Artist Video: Simona Mihai

Samling Artist soprano Simona Mihai looks back to her Samling Artist Programme week, and explains why we talk about the ‘Samling Family’. Simona will be singing for us at our Samling Artist Showcase ‘Come into the Garden’ at Wigmore Hall on 8 November 2019. (Details can be found here on our Events page)

Samling Academy Summer Concerts

'Come into the Garden'

Fifteen of the finest young classical singers in the North East invite you to ‘Come into the Garden’ for a series of summer concerts. Samling Academy presents a programme of song and poetry inspired by gardens and flowers in Saltburn, Barnard Castle and Sage Gateshead. This semi-staged production, directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright, follows […]

Malcolm Martineau: Samling at Wigmore Hall

Samling Artist Programme Leader pianist Malcolm Martineau looks ahead to our Samling Artist Showcase concert at Wigmore Hall on 8 November. For more information about this year’s concert and other Samling Institute performances, please visit our events page.

Samling Academy Video: Patrick Owston

Samling Academy offers unique coaching and performance opportunities to young singers in the North East. In this film, bass Patrick Owston talks about the wide range of skills and experiences he has gained during his time at Samling Academy, including learning about baroque dance, and performing at Sage Gateshead with Sir Thomas Allen and Royal […]

Samling Academy Video: Zoë Jackson

Samling Academy offers a unique programme of intensive coaching and performance opportunities to young singers who live or study in the North East of England. In this film, soprano Zoë Jackson explains how Samling Academy has supported her in her journey to music college, and shares her memories of singing baroque opera with John Butt […]

Samling Artist Video: Luis Gomes

In the first of a series of short videos about what makes Samling Institute special, tenor Luis Gomes talks about how important being a Samling Artist has been to his career and how he keeps going back to the things he learned during his time with us in his practice and performance today. Luis has […]