About us Our team Our staff Natalya Best-Forbes Natalya has been with the National Opera Studio since September 2016. She coordinates the NOS's rehearsal room hires, facilities management, and the auditions process. Natalya also runs the Friends of the National Opera Studio and coordinates the Diverse Voices programme. Natalya read History at the University of Roehampton and also has experience working as the Creative Assistant at Woolwich Opera Works and the Gallery London. Natalya volunteers at Somerset House, has interned at an event management company which specialises in music events, and has a wealth of experience working in the hospitality industry. Natalya is also a visual artist and has curated and exhibited her work twice in South East London. Natalya is running her first half-marathon in 2019 and has a passion for cheese, both edible and musical.