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Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

What is the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme?

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is designed to support the artistic development of talented singers at the beginning of their career. Young Artists are employed as salaried members of The Royal Opera over a two-year period, during which time they are immersed in the life of the Royal Opera House to help them form their own artistic identity and give them guidance on their trajectory through the business.

The Young Artists participate in a specially-tailored programme, which includes extensive daily coaching in languages, stagecraft and vocal techniques, alongside preparing cover roles, and performing concerts and smaller roles on the main stage.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is generously supported by Oak Foundation.

More about the JPYA Programme

Meet the Young Artists for 2016/17

Find out more about the Jette Parker Young Artists for the 2016/17 Season.

Programme Content

As part of the Programme, Young Artists benefit from extensive coaching, as well as performance in concerts and on stage.

Events

In addition to their performances with The Royal Opera, there are many other opportunities to see the Young Artists perform, both at the Royal Opera House and elsewhere.

Auditions

Find out how to apply for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and when auditions take place.

Former Young Artists

The Young Artists Programme was formed in 2001, and many former Young Artists continue to perform at the Royal Opera House.

News Archive

Browse our news archive for profiles, news stories and features on the Young Artists.

Video

Watch interviews and clips from recitals and Insights sessions with our Young Artist playlist.

Southbank Sinfonia

The Programme works closely with Southbank Sinfonia. Joint projects include the Programme’s annual staged production of a chamber opera, Side-by-Side with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and occasional rush hour concerts at St John’s Waterloo.

Contact

For more information about the Programme, contact the Administrator at YoungArtistsProgramme@roh.org.uk

Or, write to:
Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden,
London WC2E 9DD

For further information about auditions, contact the Auditions Coordinator at JPYAPAssistant@roh.org.uk

News and features

  1. 8 November 2016

    Young Artist Profile: Director Gerard Jones on how to ensure opera’s relevance

    The director discusses his grungy new production of Oreste, getting a foot in the door as an usher and why he thinks some are intimidated by opera.

  2. 2 November 2016

    Handel’s Oreste musical highlight: ‘Ah mia cara’

    This gorgeous duet may be recycled from an earlier work, but if anything that only shows what great taste its composer had.

  3. 1 November 2016

    Opera Essentials: Handel’s Oreste

    Our quick introduction to Gerard Jones’s blood-spattered production of Handel’s Baroque opera.