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Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

What is the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme?

The Programme supports the artistic development of talented singers at the beginning of their careers. Young Artists are employed as salaried members of The Royal Opera and immersed in the life of the Royal Opera House over a two-year period.

The specially-tailored programme includes extensive daily coaching in languages, stagecraft and vocal techniques, alongside training for cover roles, performing in concerts and for smaller roles on the main stage.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is generously supported by Oak Foundation.

More about the JPYA Programme

Meet the Young Artists for 2018/19

Find out more about the Jette Parker Young Artists for the 2018/19 Season.

The 2019/20 Young Artists

The 2019/20 Jette Parker Young Artists.


In addition to their performances with The Royal Opera, there are many other opportunities to see the Young Artists perform, both at the Royal Opera House and elsewhere.


Watch interviews and clips from recitals and Insights sessions with our Young Artist playlist.

Programme Content

As part of the Programme, Young Artists benefit from extensive coaching, as well as performance in concerts and on stage.


Find out how to apply for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and when auditions take place.

Former Young Artists

The Young Artists Programme was formed in 2001, and many former Young Artists continue to perform at the Royal Opera House.


The Programme seeks to work with a wider range of UK-based artists and also with outstanding potential from around the world. It proactively seeks to support and increase the number of female répétiteurs and conductors.


For more information about the Programme, contact the Administrator at

Or, write to:
Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden,
London WC2E 9DD

For further information about auditions, contact the Auditions Coordinator at

News and features

  1. 19 March 2019

    New Jette Parker Young Artists Announced for 2019/20 Season

    Six new artists will join The Royal Opera's artist development programme and were chosen from 508 applicants from 61 countries.

  2. 16 January 2018

    New Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artists for 2018/19 announced

    Nine new artists will join the Company's professional development programme in September 2018.

  3. 5 December 2017

    Watch Live: Insights into The Royal Opera's production of The Return of Ulysses on 6 December 2017

    Join The Royal Opera from the Roundhouse for livestreamed performances and interviews around Monteverdi's opera.