Soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn rehearsing with conductor Bob Chilcott at Dartington in 2015.

British lyric soprano Nadine Benjamin rehearses the role of Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in 2010. She has since been hailed by Opera Now magazine as one of their top ten favourite sopranos among ‘a new generation destined to have impressive careers’.

Nicholas Clapton is an English countertenor, singing teacher and author. He is particularly know for countertenor roles in contemporary opera and romantic art song. He has performed in major opera houses and concert halls around the world, and has given twenty-nine world premieres - including six operas. He is now a Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music.

The English tenor Adrian Thompson in rehearsal: a frequent visitor to Dartington he is celebrated for his relationship with the music of Britten and Elgar.

The soprano Sarah Gabriel read English at Cambridge. She made her US debut as Lucy Lockett in The Beggar’s Opera conducted by Lorin Maazel and her European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s production of My Fair Lady at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She first visited Dartington as a student on the Opera Course.