‘Enchanting... the quality of voices on display is consistently remarkable’ The Guardian

'An inspiring and unforgettable experience.’
Alys Roberts, Samling Academy Opera

‘Samling Academy aims to set new standards in the North East and this production shows just how high those standards can be.’ The Crack

'Albert Herring: the debut of Samling Academy Opera... and a new voice in the North East.' BBC Radio 3

'It has been a vastly rewarding experience to go through the process of learning and preparing a full role with Samling Academy.' David Powton, Samling Academy Opera

Samling Academy Opera

Samling produces a biennial opera for its Academy students.  This provides invaluable and much needed performance experience for talented young singers in the North East.  

These summer productions are supported and directed by Samling Artists and award winning professional directors of choreography and lighting.  Fully staged and costumed, opportunities are extended to students in production, costume and technical departments.

Conceived and born in the North East, a region which doesn’t have a professional opera company of its own, Samling Academy Opera is making its mark.

L’enfant et les sortilèges, 2015

Albert Herring, 2013