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Jan 06 2021

Alumni success

We are delighted to share news of a Samling Artist double-win at the Handel Singing Competition and an exciting future for one of our Samling Academy Singers.

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We take a trip to the seaside for a Samling Shorts interview with mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon.

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Sep 17 2020

Back on stage

Beginning with a performance in a Berlin car park of Das Rheingold, opera companies across Europe have been finding innovative ways to bring live opera back safely. In this guest article, Samling Artist Derek Welton tells us more about how this was achieved.

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Samling Academy will look rather different this year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that thirty young singers in the North East will still receive six intensive days of training in a wide range of singing and performance skills. Read all about our plans in the cover story for our autumn 2020 newsletter.

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We continue our video series in which Samling Artists reflect on different aspects of what the Samling Artist Programme has meant to them. In this film, Samling Artist baritone Morgan Pearse talks about the process of discovery that comes from working alongside other artists. 

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Our office may be empty, but we have been working harder than ever during the lock-down. We have not furloughed staff and our small team have switched seamlessly to working from home to ensure that Samling Institute’s work supporting brilliant young artists continues unabated.

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Samling Artist Pianist James Baillieu answers questions for a special lockdown edition of Samling Shorts.

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Mezzo-soprano Heather Lowe reflects here on what the Samling Artist Programme meant to her as a young emerging artist.  We caught her as she was rehearsing Rosina’s aria from Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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Samling Artists Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu work with Samling Academy Singer Ben Ryan in an online masterclass, filmed remotely during lockdown.

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We are very sorry to announce that in light of the ongoing effect of coronavirus – and specifically the uncertainty it has brought to venues, festivals and other performance-based organisations up and down the UK – we have decided to postpone this year’s Samling Academy Opera production of Mansfield Park.

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