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 for singers to start in September 2020 have now closed. Applications for live auditions are now open.

If you have submitted a complete application by Friday 11 October 2019 we will inform you of the panel’s decision by Wednesday 23 October 2019. Please refer to the Guidelines and FAQs for information concerning the audition process.

For any questions regarding the auditions or the Programme, please contact Angelique MacDonald at

Stage Director Interviews

Applications for Stage Director interviews (held in February 2019 for the position starting in September 2019) are now closed. Applications for this position will reopen in Autumn 2020. Directors interested in applying should read the job description, guidelines and FAQs below.

Music Staff Auditions

Auditions will next be held from Wednesday 5 February – Saturday 8 February 2020 for conductors and répétiteurs to start in September 2020.

Applications will open in November and close on Sunday 1 December 2019. Please read the Guidelines and FAQs below before applying on the YAP Tracker website.

You do not need to pay for a YAP Tracker subscription but will need your own YAP Tracker account in order to apply. You can register for a free account here.

For information about the format of the auditions and repertoire required, FAQs and Guidelines will be uploaded to this website in late October. In the meantime, please refer to the FAQs and guidelines for the 2018 auditions below as a guide only, as there will be changes.

For any questions regarding the auditions or the Programme, please contact Angelique MacDonald at

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