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What is Success?

Explaining Success Explaining success is very difficult – even dictionaries give multiple definitions. They will tell you that it’s acquiring money or respect, or the achievement of a specific result. They even rely on the cop out of defining “successful”...

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2019 Winner

2019 Award Winners 1st Prize Jennifer Witton soprano 2nd Prize Luci Briginshaw soprano Emerging Artist Chloé Morgan soprano 2019 Semi-finalist Award Winners Development Award Jack Dolan tenor Development Award Stephanie Maitland...

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2019 Finalists & Semi-Finalists

Finalists Luci Briginshaw: Soprano Luci studied Music (with Italian) at King’s College London and went on to gain a Distinction for the LRSM in Singing Performance in 2009. This Autumn, Luci will play Fennimore in Kurt Weill’s Der Silberseeand cover...

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Is it time to stop prioritising looks in opera?

Photo Credit: Robert Workman   In January 2019, we launched Opera: By Voice Alone - a new competition featuring a ‘blind audition’ in the first round, at which a panel judges candidates purely by how well they sing. The competition, with its emphasis on vocal ability...

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By Voice Alone – No bias. No barriers. No compromise

Round 1 – blind auditions Why blind auditions? No Bias. No Barriers. We want to hear as diverse a range of exciting vocal talent from the largest pool possible: regardless of age, ethnicity, appearance, experience, or disability whilst maintaining the keen...

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By Voice Alone: interview with Melanie Lodge

By Voice Alone is a ground-breaking competition with an ambitious aim: to overcome bias within the world of classical singing and seek out raw vocal talent from as wide a pool as possible. This is a competition with a difference - the first round is a blind audition,...

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Press Release: Launch of By Voice Alone

Innovative singing competition will challenge unconscious bias in opera and judge artists BY VOICE ALONE.   We are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative singing competition taking place in London in 2019. ‘By Voice Alone’ offers classical singers...

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