Autumn is already upon us! This new season sees a wide range of engagements for the artists of James Black Management. Here are a few highlights:



Marlena Devoe, having won a 2018 Leonard Ingrams Award from Garsington Opera at Wormsley, makes her debut with New Zealand Opera as Mimì in La bohème.

Jennifer France sings Her in the UK première of Dusapin’s Passion with Music Theatre Wales.

Anush Hovhannisyan sings Violetta in La traviata for her debut with Welsh National Opera.

Alwyn Mellor sings Gerhilde in Die Walküre for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Anita Watson sings Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for West Australian Opera.



Catherine Carby sings Siegrune in Die Walküre for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Rosalind Plowright, having made her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut in Summer 2018, sings Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon for Angers Nantes Opera.

Samantha Price sings Sonia in War and Peace for her debut with Welsh National Opera.

Angela Simkin sings Flosshilde in Das Rheingold / Götterdämmerung for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Sarah Pring sings Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor for English National Opera.



Patrick Terry joins the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.



Alessandro Fisher, having made his Salzburg Festival debut in Summer 2018, joins the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme.

Peter Van Hulle sings Torquemada in L’heure espagnole for Mid Wales Opera.

Richard Pinkstone makes his debut with Scottish Opera on the 2018 Opera Highlights Tour.



Alexander Robin Baker sings King Hermann Augustus in Candide for Bergen National Opera.

Adrian Clarke sings Father Palmer in Silent Night for Opera North.

Stephen Gadd sings Monterone in Rigoletto for Scottish Opera.

Felix Kemp records Pierrot in Dame Ethel Smith’s Fête Galante with Odaline de la Martínez and Lontano for Retrospect Opera.

Ross Ramgobin makes his debut at the BBC Proms as Counsel for the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury.

Julien Van Mellaerts, Winner of the Maureen Forrester Award at the 2018 Concours musical international de Montréal, makes his debut with New Zealand Opera as Schaunard in La bohème.



Lukas Jakobski sings Leuthold in Guillaume Tell at the Theater an der Wien.



Nathan Fifield conducts Labyrinth (ballets by Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Joseph Hernandez and Ohad Naharin) for the Semperoper Ballett, Dresden.

Toby Purser conducts Stanford’s The Travelling Companion for New Sussex Opera, to be recorded by SOMM CD.

John Rigby conducts Classical Spectacular for Raymond Gubbay Ltd at London’s Royal Albert Hall.