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