Auditions

How to apply for the Jette Parker Artists Programme

Auditions are held for singers every Season and every second Season for stage directors, opera and ballet conductors and opera répétiteurs.

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 should be able to clearly convey compelling narrative ideas, have experience working with performers and are expected to have some experience in mounting their own productions.

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

Singers

Applications for singers for the 2024-26 Seasons are now closed.

Information for singers to join for the 2025-27 Seasons will be advertised on this webpage from Spring 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to ONE of two live audition and coaching periods at the Royal Opera House, either 16–20 October 2023 or 2–8 November 2023, during which they will have a practical taste of the Jette Parker Artists Programme and The Royal Opera. The schedule will include a variety of coaching sessions, including scenes work, as well as singing to a panel.

For more information, and details on the audition process, what to prepare and FAQs about the process please see below.

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be informed about future auditions, please complete our auditions mailing list form.

Stage Directors

Applications for stage directors to join for the 2024-26 Seasons are now closed

Information for stage directors to join for the 2026-28 Seasons will be advertised on this webpage from Spring 2025.

Please see below for information about the previous audition process.

If you would like to be added to a mailing list in order to be informed about future auditions, please complete the auditions mailing list form.

Opera Music Staff

Applications for opera conductors and répétiteurs to join for the 2024-26 Seasons are now open. Apply via YAPTracker by the end of Wednesday 20th March 2024.

Please see below for information about the upcoming audition process.

If you would like to be added to a mailing list in order to be informed about future auditions, please complete the auditions mailing list form.

Ballet Music Staff

Applications for ballet conductors are currently closed.

Auditions for ballet music staff to join for the 2025-27 Seasons will take place in Spring 2025. Information about those auditions will be advertised on this webpage from Autumn 2024.

If you would like to be added to a mailing list in order to be informed about future auditions, please complete our auditions mailing list form.

Other opportunities

Other opportunities such as short courses, observerships and training opportunities are available via the Jette Parker Programme.

Applications take place throughout the year for a variety of opportunities and are offered to those wishing to further their professional development.

For any questions regarding the auditions or the Programme not available on the website, please contact JPAPAssistant@roh.org.uk.

Programme generously supported by Oak Foundation

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