Announcing the 2018/19 National Opera Studio Young Artists

We are delighted to announce our 2018/19 Young Artists, who will join the National Opera Studio's intensive nine-month Training Programme from September.Read more

On the creation of "The People’s Council Sends a Message to the Viceroy"

Librettist Oge Nwosu shares her take on the creative process behind "The People’s Council Sends a Message to the Viceroy", one of the twelve brand new audition arias which form our forthcoming production 12:40.Read more

GDPR

Our Young Artists have created a special appeal to encourage our contacts to re-consent to receiving emails ahead of the new GDPR laws coming into effect. See their video here.Read more

Launching our Charity Auction

Fancy playing golf with Matthew Rose? A private box at ENO? A weekend in a Salzburg castle? A private concert from our Young Artists in your home?
Just a few of the incredible experiences available for you to bid on in the National Opera Studio's 40th Anniversary Charity Auction, which is now open.Read more

Applications now open for women conductors' course

The Royal Opera House, the National Opera Studio and the RPS Women Conductors Programme is piloting a week-long conducting course for opera conducting, and applications are now open!Read more

The National Opera Studio launches a new brand identity and website

The National Opera Studio has been working with Honey, a major brand agency based in the City of London, to develop a new visual identity and brand strategy, and the industry-leading platform Raising IT to develop a new website, helping to launch the NOS into the next phase of its growth as an organisation.Read more

National Opera Studio at the V&A

2 March 2018

For six months, the National Opera Studio collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum for the first time, to put on a series of 18 concerts.Read more

From Russia with Love: Scottish Opera Residency 2018

By Andrew Henley, tenor 2017/18
5 March 2018

After a whirlwind start to 2018 featuring an American opera scenes project with world-famous director Keith Warner and a French and German song project with the wonderful Iain Burnside, we were ready to get started on our main project of the Spring term – an all-Russian programme of scenes for our Scottish Opera residency.Read more

Royal Opera House Masterclass with Joyce DiDonato

By Sinéad O'Kelly, mezzo-soprano 2017/18
19 December 2017

It was truly a once in a lifetime experience to represent the NOS at the masterclass and sing for someone so admired and of such artistry.Read more

National Opera Studio at Opera North 2017/18

By Polly Leech, mezzo-soprano 2017/18
18 December 2017

Our first term as NOS Young Artists saw us embark on a Handelian adventure with one of our partner companies, Opera North. One of the incredible parts of being a Young Artist is that we get to take part in three week-long residencies with the associate opera companies throughout the year, each with a focus on particular repertoire.Read more

Press Release: Announcing our new Director of Artist Development

11 August 2017

The National Opera Studio has announced that David Sulkin OBE will join the National Opera Studio as Director of Artist Development, a key new role for the organisation.Read more

Meet the Composer: Errollyn Wallen

By Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan, Engagement and Communications Manager
2 May 2017

Completing our meet the composer series, we grabbed 10 minutes with Errollyn Wallen, whose new work Sabina has its premiere performance on 4, 5, 6 May as part of Dubai-Rostov-New York, our 2017 contemporary scenes production.Read more

Meet the Composer: Joanna Marsh

By Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan, Engagement and Communications Manager
11 April 2017

The first act of Joanna Marsh's brand new work My Beautiful Camel has its premiere performance on 4, 5, 6 May as part of Dubai-Rostov-New York, our 2017 contemporary scenes production. We managed to grab a cup of tea and talk about the show.Read more

Meet the composer: Elena Langer

By Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan, Engagement and Communications Manager
30 March 2017

With the rehearsals for our 2017 contemporary scenes production getting underway this week, we took 10 minutes to catch up with Elena Langer, composer of Four Sisters and The Storm Cloud (Tucha), both of which will be performed in their entirety.Read more

Royal Opera House - National Opera Studio Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen

By Magid El-Bushra, Press and Communications Administrator, Royal Opera House
28 March 2017

For Sir Thomas, it’s all about adding colour, daring to be expressive, to give more, and to utilise the masterclass as a space to experiment.Read more

National Opera Studio Residency at Scottish Opera

By Edmund Whitehead, Répétiteur 2016/17
13 March 2017

At the end of an exciting week-long residency, which for many of us Young Artists at NOS was our first encounter with Scottish Opera, I am left proud of my colleagues and heartened by the warm welcome we received.Read more

National Opera Studio Residency at Opera North

by Joseph Doody, tenor 2016/17
21 December 2016

Our first residency, at Opera North, was eye-opening, exciting, and lots of fun. After rehearsals at the National Opera Studio, we spent six days in Leeds ending in a presentation of Words & Mozart.Read more

Artist-in-Residence, Brindley Sherratt and our Launch Concert for the 2016/17 Young Artists

By Killian Farrell, répétiteur 2016/17
15 October 2016

Thursday 13 October 2016, was the occasion of one of the first events of the National Opera Studio’s current season, held in the beautiful home of Bob and Elizabeth Boas.Read more

Opera Training for Singers in the UK: How should it evolve to meet the changing needs of the profession?

​In December 2015, the National Opera Studio (NOS) commissioned a report into Opera Training in the UK, a project funded by Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK. See the findings of the report hereRead more

China Exchange and Opera Roots

20 May 2016

The recital at the China Exchange launched the Opera Roots initiative, where our Young Artists create a recital, working alongside our team at every step of the process, from securing a venue, to marketing the event and curating a programme with our music staff.Read more

Carmen - A BSL interpreted opera with the choir of Burntwood School

12 May 2016

This specially abridged version of one of the world's most popular operas featured four rising operatic stars from the National Opera Studio and members of Burntwood's acclaimed choral ensembles. With key highlights woven together into a seamless narrative and Bizet's stunning music brought to life by an exceptional pianist, this was an evening to remember.Read more