Our Singers

Since 1990, Mastersingers charity has worked closely with the UK’s leading opera houses providing them with top level Wagnerian singers and vital support. We are a charity that relies solely on the generosity of private benefactors to train and develop potential talent into world class performers.

Singers currently receiving direct coaching/financial support include:
Stuart Pendred
Paul Carey Jones
Jonathan Stoughton
Donald Thomson
Edward Hughes
Erika Madi Jones
Lee Bisset
Katie Lowe
Kirstin Sharpin
Pauls Putnins
Julian Close

Other young singers receive indirect support by way of showcase events, such as being cast or as covers in the Rehearsal Orchestra day, in lecture-recitals, masterclasses and by our recommending them to opera houses and event organisers.

Here follows a selection of the singers and performers with whom we have worked:

THE ROYAL OPERA, COVENT GARDEN
Elaine McKrill, Amanda Echalaz, John Cunningham, Andrew Rees, Miriam Murphy,
Susan Bullock, Richard Berkeley-Steele, Mark le Brocq, Neal Cooper, James Rutherford,
Andrew Greenan

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
Richard Berkeley-Steele, Susan Bullock, Mark le Brocq, Lee Bisset, Rachel Nicholls,
Elaine McKrill, Neal Cooper, Paul Carey Jones, Amanda Echalaz, Julian Close, Andrew Rees, Andrew Greenan, Richard Roberts

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA
Julian Close, Lee Bisset, Alwyn Mellor, Richard Roberts, James Rutherford, Andrew Rees,
Mark le Brocq

OPERA NORTH
Alwyn Mellor, Richard Roberts, Lee Bisset, Michael Druiett, Jonathan Stoughton

LONGBOROUGH FESTIVAL OPERA
Stuart Pendred, Rachel Nicholls, Lee Bisset, Alwyn Mellor, Julian Close, Jonathan Stoughton, Andrew Greenan, Alison Kettlewell, Ed Hughes, Neal Cooper, Kelvin Lim, Erika Madi Jones


Young Singers and other people involved with The Mastersingers (in alphabetical order):
B
Bannister, Phillida; Bednarczyk, Stefan (cabaret performer & pianinst); Berkeley-Steele, Richard; Birchall, Pauline; Bisset, Lee; Black, Julian; Black, Richard; Bullock, Susan
C
Carey Jones, Paul; Carrington, Emma; Christie, Amos; Close, Julian;
Cowell, Christopher (director); Cunningham, John
E
Echalaz, Amanda; Edwards, David (director); Estill, Sarah
F
Finney, Jonathan; Fowler, Nicholas
G
Greenan, Andrew
H
Howlett, Neil
K
Keys, Miranda
L
Le Brocq, Mark; Legge, Anthony (piano & conductor); Lim, Kelvin (piano)
M
McKrill, Elaine; Mellor, Alwyn; Murphy, Miriam
N
Negus, Anthony (piano & conductor); Nicholls, Rachel
O
O’Brien, Philip
P
Packwood, Mark (piano); Pendred, Stuart; Putnins, Pauls
R
Rees, Andrew; Remedios, Alberto; Rivers, Malcolm; Rutherford, James
S
Struckova, Maria; Stoughton, Jonathan; Suart, Richard; Syrus, David (piano & conductor)
T
Teare, Christine; Thomas, Phillip (piano); Tovey, Julian
W
Watson, Keele