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How to apply for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

There is not an upper or lower age limit for the Programme. However, applicants should bear in mind that the Programme is intended to benefit extremely gifted individuals at the start of their professional careers. Singers, conductors or répétiteurs are expected to have some performance experience and to have completed training at an established music college (although this is not an essential requirement). Stage directors are expected to have some experience in mounting productions, either as a director or an assistant director.

The Royal Opera House is an equal opportunities employer and the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is actively seeking to employ artists currently under-represented in the opera world. This includes minorities and disabled people.

Singer Auditions

Auditions will next be held in November/December 2015 for start in September 2016. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the YAP Tracker website (available from late August). Those wishing to be sent a reminder when the application process  starts should send their contact details to the Auditions Coordinator at, clearly stating that they are singers. They will then be added to a mailing list and sent a link to the YAP Tracker website when applications can be submitted. Please do not send any further information direct to the Auditions Coordinator.

Click here for further information about the auditions.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Stage Director Auditions

Stage director auditions will next be held in early 2017 to select a stage director to start in September 2017. Click here for further information.

Music Staff Auditions

Music staff auditions will next be held in March 2016 to find music staff to start in September 2016. Separate auditions are held for opera and ballet music staff, but it is possible to apply for both.

Opera auditions: click here for further information.

Ballet auditions: click here for further information.

For further information, contact the Auditions Coordinator at

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