Young Artists

Meet the 2016-2017 OL Young Artists

Jaely Chamberlain Turner

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Recognized by critics as a "pitch-perfect, compelling soprano" with "emotion that doesn’t quit and a talented voice to match,” Australian soprano Jaely Chamberlain makes regular appearances as a soloist in Washington, DC and beyond. Summer 2016 marked Ms. Chamberlain’s professional debut in a leading role as Musetta in La Bohème at the Crested Butte Music Festival under the baton of David Stern. Additional highlights from the season included Soprano Soloist in Händel’s Messiah with the Washington Bach Consort in memory of J. Reilly Lewis, a televised performance of Barber’s Hermit Songs with Ensemble Deburau, and a recital of arias and duets with Washington Concert Opera at the invitation of Artistic Director and Conductor Antony Walker. She is the recipient of Artist Grants from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation and Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, and an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council.  She has performed as a Young Artist with the Crested Butte Music Festival, Ash Lawn Opera, and Hubbard Hall Opera, and obtained her Master of Music in Opera from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. Upcoming engagements include Soprano Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Virginia Consort, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with the Gourmet Symphony, and a tour of her Art Song program titled “Neo-Antiquity from the British Isles to the Americas” with pianist Andrew Welch. For more information, please visit



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Praised by critics for his “beautiful voice”, “sweet tone”, and “superbly acted” portrayals, American tenor Patrick Kilbride made his professional operatic debut in the United States singing the role of Iro in a new production of Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with the Boston Early Music Festival. Following his American debut, he studied and performed at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center as a Vocal Fellow, collaborating with Dawn Upshaw, Sanford Sylvan and Mark Morris. As a winner of the 24th International Concours de Chant Centre-Lyrique d’Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Mr. Kilbride made his professional operatic debut in Europe singing the role of Damon in a new production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea in France throughout 2015 and 2016 with Théâtre Municipal Montluçon, Opéra Grand Avignon, Opéra Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand, Opéra de Rennes and Festival de la Chaise-Dieu. He pursued his undergraduate studies in voice at Northwestern University, and his graduate studies in opera at the University of Maryland Opera Studio. Additionally, he was a fellow for three summers at the Aspen Music Festival Opera Theater Center singing roles under many musical luminaries, including Robert Spano, Jane Glover, and Tomáš Netopil. He has also been a Young Artist with the Boston Early Music Festival and Victoria Bach Festival. In demand as a concert artist, he has performed extensively as a soloist with the Washington Bach Consort and Cathedral Choral Society.