Betrothal and Betrayal in JPYA’s end of term performance at the Royal Opera

Jette Parker Young Artists’ Summer Performance ***

Samuel Dale Johnson (Zurga) and Lauren Fagan (Léïla) © Clive Barda

Samuel Dale Johnson (Zurga) and Lauren Fagan (Léïla)
© Clive Barda

Royal Opera House, 18th July 2015

School’s out for summer and with it the opportunity for the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists to showcase their talents in the end of term main stage performance. Throughout the year, these young singers tread the boards in supporting roles, refining their craft and understudying some of the major artists. A collection of operatic excerpts under the loose title “Betrothal and Betrayal” offered chances for many to shine, although it wasn’t until the all-French second half that things really took off.

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