The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) has announced that Sir Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans and Sir Brian McMaster, along with Maestro Carlo Rizzi and David Pountney, will join Hodge International Chair in Opera and world-renowned opera coach, John Fisher, in forming a Circle of Presidents for its new David Seligman Opera School.
The work of the Opera School, in association with Welsh National Opera (WNO), will enable emerging artists to train alongside some of today’s leading figures in opera, providing a training environment across all disciplines of opera performance and production – from singers and instrumentalists to conductors, directors, repetiteurs, stage managers and designers. It will also incorporate a new Masters programme for opera directors led by Hodge International Chair in Directing, Martin Constantine.
The Circle of Presidents will act as ambassadors, enhancing the national and international profile of the school and drawing on their combined experience to inspire future opera-makers.
Header photo: Maestro Carlo Rizzi (centre) at the Opera School