A Kiwi protege of Kiri’s gets a career start

The New Zealand lyric tenor Thomas Atkins, a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden, has been signed by the UK agency Intermusica.

Press release:

Tom is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is a former Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne, and throughout his career has been generously supported by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Upon his graduation from the programme this summer he makes anticipated debuts with Opéra de Montpellier as Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rodolfo La bohèmewith New Zealand Opera. He also returns to the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne Festival.


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  • Surely this career start should be attributed to Hazard Chase with whom this young man was previously signed, by the looks of it. Nonetheless he has a bright future ahead of him.

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