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2017 Bursary Recipients

It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s recipients of bursaries from the Opera Awards Foundation.

A superb fundraising effort this year has enabled the Foundation to award a record number of bursaries, and we thank our sponsors, donors and members of our Patrons’ Circle and Advisory Council for their generosity.

Our particular thanks to Mazars for their ongoing sponsorship of the International Opera Awards.

The 2017 Opera Awards Foundation bursary recipients are:

Bianca Andrew Mezzo soprano (New Zealand)
Margo Arsane Mezzo soprano (French)
Georgia Mae Bishop Mezzo soprano (British) 
Nenad Cica Tenor (Serbian)
Lauren Fagan Soprano (Australian)
Susanna Fairbairn Soprano (British)
Jennifer Farmer & Zoe Palmer Collective (British)
Roxana Haines Director (British)
Max Hoehn Director (British/Swiss)
Satriya Krisna Tenor (Indonesian)
Alison Langer Soprano (British)
Polly Leech Mezzo soprano (British)
Elgan Llyr Thomas Tenor (Welsh)
Ruth Mariner Director/Librettist (British)
Anastasia Medvedeva Mezzo soprano (Russian)
Noluvuyiso Mpofu Soprano (South African)
Anna Patalong Soprano (British)
Samuel Sakker Tenor (Australian)
Michael Scott Tenor (American)
Matthew Scott Rogers Conductor (British)
Alexandra Stenson Soprano (British)
Emyr Wyn Jones Bass baritone (Welsh)

2017 also marks the establishment of a new Artist Development Fund to support performance opportunities for previous bursary recipients.

We congratulate all of this year’s bursary recipients and look forward to introducing you to them and their work throughout the coming year.

The Opera Awards Foundation regularly presents recitals, masterclasses and other events featuring the artists we support; for priority access to these events – and to help us foster the next generation of operatic talent – you can join our Patrons’ Circle.