Join us for the second of three exciting coaching sessions exploring operatic repertoire by Antonio Pappano.

This forms part of our week of intensive tuition and mentoring for Britten Pears Young Artists on Opera Arias led by some of the world’s best performers, interpreters and vocal coaches. This masterclass will feature our brand new international cohort of emerging singers and répétiteurs for the 22-23 Britten Pears Young Artist Programme.

Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sir Antonio Pappano is one of today’s most sought-after conductors, who, as a pianist, also partners singers such as Joyce DiDonato, Gerald Finley, Nina Stemme, Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann. Nurtured as a pianist, repetiteur and assistant conductor at many of the most important opera houses of Europe and North America, including at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and several seasons at the Bayreuth Festival as musical assistant to Daniel Barenboim for productions of Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal and Der Ring des Nibelungen. As a conductor, he is acclaimed for his charismatic leadership and inspirational performances in both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Sir Antonio Pappano has been Music Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden since 2002, and Music Director of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome since 2005. He will also be Chief Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from the 2024/2025 season, becoming Designate from the 2023/2024 season.

We are grateful to The Scarfe Charitable Trust for their support of this course.


Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 17 May and runs until Sunday 5 June. Find out how you can support our work by becoming a member, and enjoy priority booking.

Priority Booking for members:
Chairman's Circle: from Tuesday 17 May, Sky Members: from Thursday 19 May, Reed Members: from Saturday 21 May, Marsh Members: from Monday 23 May 2022, Water Members: from Wednesday 25 May 2022, Friends and Young Friends: from Friday 27 May 2022, Introductory Members: from Thursday 2 June 2022.

General booking opens Monday 6 June.

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