During the summer, we offer a taste of the National Opera Studio training experience with our short courses, aimed at singers with varying levels of training and experience, and delivered by our world-class coaches.
Our Opera Intensive short course is led by Elaine Kidd, Head of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the ROH, and is a highly-intensive week in which you will work both on a one-to-one basis and in groups on all aspects of being an opera singer today; this will include individual vocal coaching, stagecraft and interpretation work, language and text analysis and communication, as well as resilience and career talks by NOS staff and industry professionals, providing a solid foundation of skills and ideas which you can take forward to your next stage of training.
We launch a completely new short course, Preparing for the Panel: Reimagining Auditions, for singer participating in UK and international auditions, or for those wishing to work intensively on their audition repertoire. This is an individually-focussed course led by NOS Head of Music Mark Shanahan and Performance Coach Ralph Strehle PhD, and is designed to help you improve your audition package, helping you to be confident with your choices, delve into character and text, and taking some of the fear and mystery out of auditions.
Returning this September, the popular Opera Intro course is designed for the young singer who is interested in discovering more about opera, but who has not studied on an opera course. Over six days, you will work as an individual and as part of an ensemble, enhance your vocal performance skills, work on your stagecraft, learn about character, engage with your body through movement and participate in production rehearsals of ensemble scenes, culminating in a staged performance to friends and family.
The atmosphere at NOS is friendly, supportive and positive: a place where you are free to make mistakes, providing an intimate experience where you can grow as a performer.
We look forward to sharing our expertise and values with you.
The NOS Team
16 - 20 July 2018
This is a brand new course designed to help you reimagine auditions, build your confidence, and examine your communication through critical and constructive self-analysis. Read more
23 July - 27 July 2018
This is a five-day course for postgraduate level or professional singers of all voice types who want to progress through an intensive burst of concentrated learning. This comprehensive course will focus on vocal and musical coaching, practical stagecraft and interpretation, movement, text, language and personal and professional resilience.Read more
27 August - 1 September 2018
The Opera Intro Summer School is designed for young singers who are keen to learn more about what it takes to perform opera. Read more