The NOS runs a nine-month full-time Young Artists' Programme which begins in September each year. The Programme is open to singers and répétiteurs. All Young Artists benefit from: intensive one-to-one coaching; close links with the six main UK opera companies who monitor Young Artists’ progress throughout the Programme; a strong emphasis on ensemble work; regular acting and movement sessions; professional coaches drawn from British and European opera houses; individual coaching in Italian, French and German; sessions on professional resilience; and much more. Please see the Training Programme section of the website for more details.