In partnership with Second Movement
Supported by the Nicholas John Trust


Twelve brand new arias, forty-two creative artists, one production, three performances.

Following on from the landmark project 12:40 which took place in 2018, the National Opera Studio is delighted to present 12:42, which features twelve brand new commissioned opera arias from some of the most exciting composers and librettists working today.

Each of the arias has been composed especially for the National Opera Studio's Young Artist singers, who, along with their répétiteur, have been involved in the creative process since the outset.  The arias are designed to demonstrate the individuality of each singer's vocal talents, and will be used in their audition repertoire for years to come. 

These arias will be brought together into one showcase production at Hoxton Hall, in the heart of London's bustling contemporary arts scene, directed by David Sulkin OBE.

The Studio is delighted to be working with Second Movement again on this exciting project, and we are incredibly grateful for the generous support of the Nicholas John Trust.

Further information about the collaborative creative teams involved in the project will be released soon.

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Wednesday 10 June, 8.00pm (premium)

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Wednesday 10 June, 8.00pm (restricted view)

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Thursday 11 June, 2.30pm (premium)

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Thursday 11 June, 2.30pm (restricted view)

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Thursday 11 June, 8.00pm (premium)

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Thursday 11 June, 8.00pm (restricted view)

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