Our history

Learn about the history of the National Opera Studio, its forebears, and timeline over the last 40 years. Read more

The difference we make

Our core purpose is the development of talent. Young Artists undergo rigorous professional development programmes that are individually designed around their vocal and developmental needs. As we are not attached to one opera house, we are not subject to main stage activity and do not cast dependent on productions: we select young artists purely on merit. Read more

Vision and mission

In partnership with the UK’s six leading opera companies we play a leadership role in the development of operatic talent for the resilience of the art form, through high-quality training, support and dialogue. Through our partnerships, we create world-class development opportunities for artists of exceptional promise and will become a resource for the sector. Read more

Who we are

The National Opera Studio exists to train talented young musicians to become the leading artists of their generation. We aim to make a significant contribution to the opera ecology and the wider creative and cultural life of the UK through the provision of top-quality professional training, and by our engagement and position in the sector. Read more