Samantha Hankey wins the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup


The first winner of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup was decided on Saturday as the new international singing competition reached its closing stage at Glyndebourne.

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, 25, from the USA, was crowned the overall winner, receiving £15,000 and the guarantee of a role within five years at one of the top opera houses represented on the competition jury.