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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Northern Sinfonia.