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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 2016 for start in September 2017. Prospective applicants should read the guidelines below carefully before submitting their application on YAPTracker. It is not necessary to take out a paid subscription to apply; applicants can register for a free account. Applications are only accepted via YAPTracker and any material sent direct to the JPYAP Auditions Coordinator will be rejected.

Two recommendations are required for a complete application. They must be submitted directly to YAPTracker by the referees after the rest of the application has been uploaded. Please see YAPTracker for further information. For any questions in relation to uploading the application, please contact, which will be better able to reply than the JPYAP Auditions Coordinator.

For any questions regarding the auditions themselves or the Programme, please contact the Auditions Coordinator at

Find out more about the auditions here.

Frequently Asked Questions – Singers.

Stage Director Auditions

Stage director auditions will next be held in early 2017 to select a stage director to start in September 2017. Find out more here.

Music Staff Auditions

The deadline for application for this year’s auditions has now passed. Auditions will next be held in early 2019 for start in September 2019. Applications will be accepted from autumn 2018 via the YAPTracker website. Please send your contact details to the auditions coordinator at if you would like to be sent a reminder when the audition process starts. Please do not send any further material at this stage. The guidelines below refer to this year’s auditions and will be updated in due course.

Please read the relevant guidelines and FAQs below carefully before starting your application.

Guidelines for opera applicants

Guidelines for ballet applicants

Frequently Asked Questions – Music staff.

For further information, contact the Auditions Coordinator at

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