2017 Singing Competition Results

The Finals of the Society’s 2017 Singing Competition took place on 05.11.2017 at The Royal Overseas League in London.

The following are the Prize winners:

1st Prize: –                               Samuel E Sakker, tenor.

2nd Prize: –                             Michelle Alexander, soprano.

3rd Prize: –                              Julian Van Mellaerts, baritone.

Audience Prize: –                  Michelle Alexander.

President’s Award: –            Michelle Alexander & Adam Music (tenor) who will receive a joint Public Masterclass with Dame Gwyneth Jones at a date to be announced.

Samuel E Sakker and Michelle Alexander will also receive Bayreuth Bursaries for the 2018 Bayreuth Festival.

The following singers were also finalists: –

Szymon Wach, baritone

Monica Toll, soprano

Christian Andreas Adolph, baritone

Ida Ränzlöv, mezzo-soprano

The Society is immensely grateful to the very distinguished Jury Panel, which was led by Dame Gwyneth Jones, and comprised Dame Janet Baker, Dame Felicity Lott, Maestro Martyn Brabbins (Music Director of The English National Opera) & Peter Katona (Director of Casting, Royal Opera House Covent Garden).