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How to apply for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

There is not an upper or lower age limit for the Programme. However, applicants should bear in mind that the Programme is intended to benefit extremely gifted individuals at the start of their professional careers. Singers, conductors or répétiteurs are expected to have some performance experience and to have completed training at an established music college (although this is not an essential requirement). Stage directors are expected to have some experience in mounting productions, either as a director or an assistant director.

The Royal Opera House is an equal opportunities employer and the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is actively seeking to employ artists currently under-represented in the opera world. This includes minorities and disabled people.

Singer Auditions

Applications for Singer Auditions have now closed and will next open in late Summer 2019.

If you submitted a complete application by Sunday 11 November 2018, we will inform you of the panel’s decision by Monday 26 November. Please refer to the Guidelines and FAQs for information concerning the audition process.

Guidelines – Singers.

Frequently Asked Questions – Singers

For any questions regarding the auditions or the Programme, please contact the Auditions Coordinator at

Stage Director Interviews

Applications for Stage Director interviews (held in February 2019 for the position starting in September 2019) are now closed. Applications for this position will reopen in Autumn 2020. Directors interested in applying should read the job description, guidelines and FAQs below.

Job description – Directors

Guidelines – Directors

FAQs – Directors

Music Staff Auditions

Auditions will next be held in early 2020 to find music staff to start in September 2020. Those interested in taking part should send their contact details to, asking to be added to the Music Staff audition mailing list. They will then be sent information when the application process reopens. Please do not send any further material at this stage.

For information about the format of the auditions, please read the FAQs and guidelines for the 2018 auditions below.

Guidelines for opera applicants

Guidelines for ballet applicants

Frequently Asked Questions – Music staff.

For any questions regarding the auditions or the Programme, please contact

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