2013 YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
West Australian Opera engages in the essential task of nurturing and developing new generations of operatic artists who will continue to expand the vision of all that opera can be.
The Young Artist Program seeks the most promising young artists to equip them with the skills and artistry to understand and build on the great operatic traditions. The program encourages them to express these traditions in new and as yet unimagined ways. Support of West Australian Opera’s Young Artist Program will ensure the flourishing of the art form for generations to come as both a timely and timeless art.
West Australian Opera is proud to have nurtured James Clayton, Rachelle Durkin, Paul O’Neill and Katja Webb. We are pleased to announce this year's class of gifted young artists and look forward to sharing their journey with you as they develop their talents to share with the opera houses of the world.
Wesfarmers Arts Young Artists are generously supported by Principal Partner Wesfarmers.
The Bendat Scholarship is generously provided by the Bendat Family.
The West Australian Opera Young Artist Program receives support from Wesfarmers, Bel Canto Fund, Bendat Family Foundation, McCusker Charitable Foundation, Simon Lee Foundation, James Galvin Family Foundation and The Society of WA Opera Lovers Inc.
YOUNG ARTIST ALUMNI
Young Artist Alumni performing in production in 2013 include:
James Clayton in the title role of Rigoletto for City of Perth’s Opera in the Park, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Schaunard in La Bohème.
Katja Webb stars as Gilda in Rigoletto, Violetta in La Traviata, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.
Fiona Campbell stars as Giovanna/ Maddalena in Rigoletto and Flora in La Traviata.
Mark Alderson as Count Ceprano and as Servant in La Traviata
Caitlin Cassidy as Countess Ceprano and Lucy Mervik as Page in Rigoletto
Sarah Janet Brittenden as Annina.
Sara Macliver as Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Rachelle Durkin as Musetta in La Bohème.