We are delighted to welcome back David Butt Philip to St Paul's Opera and are most grateful to him, once again, for finding time in his busy schedule to run this Masterclass.


Since our first Masterclass last November, David has enjoyed a hectic 12 months on the world operatic stage. He started the year at the Royal Opera House in Strauss's Salome, and will finish it at the ENO in Britten's War Requiem. In between he has performed in Spain and Germany, Gloucester and Birmingham, and at Opera Holland Park where he was Falco in Mascagni's Isabeau.


Since our inaugural production of Gianni Schicchi in July 2013, St Paul's Opera has built a loyal following in the local community who enjoy high quality operatic entertainment. This reputation, in turn, attracts an ever increasing level of excellence from singers seeking opportunities to perform in our summer productions and gala concerts.

Our Masterclass candidates are:

Hugh Benson (Tenor)

Stephen Cviic (Tenor)

Christopher Head (Baritone)

Sophie Horrocks (Mezzo-Soprano)

Olivia Lewis (Soprano)

Our Pianist for the evening:

Pianist: Maya Soltan