In the latest guest blog post from this year’s Samling Academy participants, soprano Sophia Smith-Galer discusses musical adventures, the benefits of asking questions about the purpose of opera and singing, and the importance of empathy.
In the third of a series of guest blog posts from participants in this year’s Samling Academy, soprano Claire Ward, 22, tells us about her experience of Samling Academy last weekend in Durham. Claire is a final-year student at St. Aidan’s College, Durham University, reading French and Music.
Soprano Ana Fernandez Guerra, 21, tells us about the first Samling Academy 2015 weekend in Durham, in the second of a series of guest blog posts from participants. Ana graduated from Newcastle University earlier this year. ‘The first day back at Samling Academy this year was incredibly exciting. There was still a buzz from