2018 was WOCo's 10th Anniversary year. We celebrated with a stunning performance of Verdi's La Traviata. Here are some of the Emerging Artist's impressions of taking part in the production.
‘La Traviata was by far the best opera I've ever been a part of. There is no better feeling when it comes to putting on an opera with a cast who are all equally passionate about the show being a success. It gave me the opportunity to question and improve every part of my performance and I especially loved learning what it is like to sing outside and the trust that is needed.’ Davidona Pittock, Annina
‘I had a fantastic time at with Westminster Opera. It was a pleasure to work with the company, and there was a lovely spirit of bonhomie which is far from guaranteed when doing challenging work on a short timescale with people you’ve not met before! Even with a few productions under ones belt, it’s very valuable to have the opportunity to perform a role in a “safe” environment. Equally, it’s great to see a generation of younger singers (and designers) approaching the process of staging an opera with such professionalism and commitment, and it’s amazing what it’s possible to achieve when everyone’s working in that way.’ Peter Aisher, Alfredo
Audience members are equally appreciative. In 2018 they highlighted the accomplished performances of the singers and orchestra as well as the high standard of production design. As one summarised it,
‘WOCo always give us an unforgettable evening with young singers and players at the top of their game, please continue for at least another 10 years.’