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Meet the ENO Harewood Artists of 2016/17

Established in 1998, our flagship ENO Harewood Artists programme provides essential coaching for the next generation of opera talent. Through a carefully-structured and personalised programme we provide training, mentorship and support for each young artist at the beginning of their professional careers, giving them an opportunity to develop and learn as they take on roles in ENO’s productions.

Meet the ENO Harewood Artists of 2016/17

Andri Björn Róbertsson – Bass-Baritone

Supported by the Behrens Fellowship
Trained: RAM, NOS

In 2016/17: Debut as Angelotti in Tosca, Ceprano in Rigoletto

Katie Coventry – Mezzo-Soprano

Trained: RCM

In 2016/17: Debut as Edith in Pirates of Penzance

Eleanor Dennis – Soprano

Trained: RCM

Previously for ENO: Three Shining Ones/Madam Wanton/The Voice of a Bird/Celestial Voices The Pilgrim’s Progress (2012/13); First Lady The Magic Flute (2013/14); Countess The Marriage of Figaro, Micaëla Carmen (2014/15); First Lady The Magic Flute (2015/16)

Matthew Durkan – Baritone

Trained: Birmingham Conservatoire, Wales International Academy of Voice, NOS, ENO Opera Works

Previously for ENO: Fiorello The Barber of Seville, Yamadori Madam Butterfly (2015/16)

In 2016/17: Marullo in Rigoletto, Ormonte in Partenope

Rhian Lois – Soprano

Trained: RWCMD, RCM, NOS

Previously for ENO: Ivette The Passenger (2011/12); Papagena The Magic Flute, Frasquita Carmen, Nerine Medea (2013/14); Adele Die Fledermaus, First Niece Peter Grimes (2013/14); Atalanta Xerxes, Younger Woman Between Worlds, Frasquita Carmen (2014/15); Musetta La bohème (2015/16)

In 2016/17: covering Leila in The Pearl Fishers

Soraya Mafi – Soprano

Supported by the Bruce Tollis Fellowship
Trained: RCM

Previously for ENO: Edith The Pirates of Penzance (2014/15), Papagena
The Magic Flute (2015/16), Karolka Jenůfa (2015/16)

In 2016/17: Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance 

Samantha Price – Mezzo-Soprano

Trained: RWCMD, NOS, ENO Opera Works

Previously for ENO: Third Gentleman Julietta (2012/13); Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro (2014/15); Kate Pinkerton Madam Butterfly (2015/16)

In 2016/17: Perdita in The Winter’s Tale

Nicky Spence – Tenor

Trained: GSMD, NOS

Previously for ENO: Brian Two Boys (2010/11); Novice Billy Budd (2011/12); Francesco Benvenuto Cellini (2013/14); David The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (2014/15); Števa Jenůfa (2015/16)

In 2016/17: Alwa in Lulu

David Webb – Tenor

Supported by the Mills Williams Foundation Fellowship
Trained: RCM

Previously for ENO: A Young Sailor Tristan and Isolde (2015/16)

In 2016/17: Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance