Dr Ralph Strehle
Dr Ralph Strehle is the Director of the Mascarade Opera Studio and Head of Education for the Mascarade Opera Foundation. Ralph is a leading expert on peak-performance psychology and was formerly the Associate Head of Vocal Performance at the Royal Co...
Julia Lynch
Artistic Director
Born in Dublin and raised in Aberdeen, Julia began piano lessons at the age of 4, studying with Denis Matthews and David Parkhouse at the North East Scotland Music School. In 1982, Julia won a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Scottish Academy ...
Jonathan Papp
Principal Visiting Coach
Jonathan Papp is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Solti Accademia di Bel Canto. He is greatly in demand as a coach and accompanist around the world, having shared recitals with Sir Thomas Allen, Cheryl Barker, Ian Bostridge, Sophie Daneman, Su...


Stefano Baldasseroni
Italian Diction Coach
Born in Rome, Stefano Baldasseroni began studying drums at age 4, and by his late 20s had recorded and toured the world as a drummer with many renowned pop music artists. He moved to New York in 2010 and worked as a session drummer while also serv...
Jonathon Cole-Swinard
Head of Music Garsington Opera
Jonathon Cole-Swinard is Head of Music and Chorus Director at Garsington Opera. He studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began his career as Emerging Artist Repetiteur at Scottish Opera. He then joined the music...
Dearbhla Collins
Vocal Coach
Since 2021, Irish pianist DearbhlaCollins, has been Head of Artistic Administration at the National Opera Studio in London having previously held the position of Assistant Head of Music there. She is highly regarded internationally as a song piani...
Florence Daguerre de Hureaux
French Coach
BA (Nice Sophia Antipolis), LRAM Hons. Hon ARAM, FRAM Born in Paris, Florence graduated from Nice University and subsequently trained as a singer at the RAM in London and at the CMBV in Paris. Florence has been working as a French coach in ...
Siegfried Gohritz
Vocal Consultant
Professor Sigfried Gohritz is one of the leading voice teachers of his generation. His students regularly perform on the world’s largest stages including Teatro La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Wiener Staastoper, Gewandh...
Sándor Károlyi
Conductor and Répétiteur Coach
Laureate of the 2018 International Nino Rota Conducting Competition and semi-finalist in the 2017 Fitelberg Competition, Sándor Károlyi is rapidly building a reputation as a conductor of both orchestral and operatic repertoire. Recent highlights i...
Marie Lambert-Le Bihan
Stage Director
Marie Lambert-Le Bihan is a freelance opera director and lighting designer. Recently she directed Eden for Joyce DiDonato. Other credits : direction and lighting for Le Villi (Halle aux grains-Toulouse), La Fille du Régiment (Opéra Royal de Wallon...
Noa Naamat
Stage Director
A native Israeli, Opera Director Noa Naamat has worked across the UK, Europe, America and Asia on a vast range of productions, from mainstream repertoire to world premieres. Her directing credits include Henze’s Phaedra (Royal Opera House), Benvenu...
James Platt
Vocal Consultant
British bass James Platt was educated at Chetham’s School of Music and went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a member of the Jette Parker Artist Programme at the Royal Opera, Covent Gard...
Jonathan Santagada
Conductor and Répétiteur Coach
Italian conductor and pianist Jonathan Santagada has worked with many of the most prestigious Italian and international musical institutions. This season he has conducted the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for a new recording of Tosca and has supe...
Gabriele Rossmanith
Artistic Director IOS Hamburg
Gabriele Rossmanith was born in Stuttgart and studied violin at the Musikhochschule Trossingen. After obtaining her diploma in violin she studied voice at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with Sylvia Geszty. In 1985 she won First Prize in the Mozartfest...
Federico Grazzini
Stage Director
Theatre and opera director, in 2022 is the winner of the International Opera Directing Competition at Lithuanian National Opera where he will direct Les Contes d’Hoffmann by J. Offenbach in 2024. Born in Florence in 1982, he starts studying drama f...


Roger Granville
Frankie Parham
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Ralph Strehle
Director of Mascarade Emerging Artists
Giulia Ragionieri
Artistic Planning Manager
Veronica Camaioli Giusti
Venue Manager and Events Coordinator
Candice Wood
Strategic Consultant and Board Member
Anush Hovhannisyan
Artistic Consultant and Board Member
Max Fane
H.E. Principe Francesco Ruspoli