Samling Artists

Beth Taylor

Mezzo-soprano, Samling Artist Programme: 2019

Photo: Beth Taylor at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, November 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

Beth Taylor studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2012-2018) and The Open University (2011-2012.) She is currently refining her technique under the tutelage of Jennifer Larmore and Iain Paton.

In the 2020/21 season, Beth is set to make several important role and house debuts: Mistress Quickly in a new production of Verdi’s Falstaff at La Monnaie de Munt, La Cieca in La Gioconda, Schwertleite in Die Walküre and Marchesa Melibea in Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dardano in Amadigi di Gaula and Falliero in Bianca e Falliero at the Oper Frankfurt. She will also make her debut as Argia in the Dutch premiere of Giacomelli’s Merope at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Recent engagements include a role debut as Bradamante, Alcina led by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Nancy Opera House); Mozart Krönungsmesse KV317 (The Royal Concertgebouw); Rihm’s Jakob Lenz (Aix-en-Provence festival); Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro (New Generation Festival, Florence),  Melanto, Anfinomo and Fortuna Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Opéra de Lyon) Arnalta L’incoronazione di Poppea (Longborough Festival) and Rosmira Partenope (Iford Arts Festival).

Beth won the 2018 Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award and the third Prize at the 2019 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.

 

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

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The Samling Institute Week allowed me to accept, explore and relish my own contributions as an artist as well as the opportunity to explore new horizons, ideas and challenges from the most distinguished performers in their field; creating a performance unique to myself, engaging to an audience and flexible to the potential possibilities ahead. I rediscovered my love for language, nuance in song and indeed a new found acceptance of my current self as a performer- and an inspiration to continue moving forward without fear. Long may this Institute continue.

Beth Taylor

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

Find out more
Samling Artist Programme | All Samling Artists