The Glyndebourne Opera Cup - one year on

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One year ago Samantha Hankey won the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup.

We caught up with Samantha, who is currently covering a role at The Metropolitan Opera:

‘What a difference a year makes!’ Samantha says, ‘One year ago today, I stood on the Glyndebourne stage and performed the music of my favorite composer (Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Today, I am in cover rehearsals for Sesto at The Metropolitan Opera. Thank you, Glyndebourne, for the opportunity to grow closer to this role — look how things turned out!’

Here’s a photo of Samantha backstage at the Met, which she posted on her Instagram:


Watch the highlights of the 2018 Glyndebourne Opera Cup

You can relive the Glyndebourne Opera Cup TV series on demand on SkyArts:

Watch on SkyArts


The Glyndebourne Opera Cup will return in 2020 and applications for singers will open later this year.