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Address:National Opera Studio
2 Chapel Yard
Wandsworth High Street
London SW18 4HZ  
Tel:+44 20 8874 8811
Kathryn HarriesDirector
Emily Gottleib**General Manager
Mark ShanahanHead of Music
Katya KazakevichArtistic Planning Manager
Nicholas ​Boyd-VaughanEngagement and Communications Manager
** main contact
Company type Repertoire Season Location
Opera Training May showcase, ad hoc events London
The National Opera Studio was established by the Arts Council as a link between the music colleges and the six main UK opera companies.  The Studio works closely with the companies who help select the 12 singers whom they believe have real prospects of becoming principal artists.

The Studio provides a master course for a small number of young and exceptionally talented singers and repetiteurs, to prepare them for their professional careers in opera.  The intensive one-year course, running from September to June, provides individual tuition at an international level and is designed to add dramatic, language and interpretative skills to refine the students' existing talents.  The names of NOS trained singers can be found heading opera house cast lists throughout the world, including Berlin, Milan, New York, Paris, Salzburg, Sydney, Vienna and many other venues.

The annual showcase takes place in May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, but there are ad hoc events throughout the year such as Lunchtime Recitals and showings of 'work in progress' in the main hall of the Studio's new building.

The studio is based in Wandsworth and has five coaching rooms including an ensemble studio, offices, library and a common room.  In addition, it has a large rehearsal hall, measuring 33ft x 42ft, with a ceiling height of 21ft, equipped with a simple theatre lighting rig.  At certain periods these rooms are available for hire.

 EVENTS, by date
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2019 -
National Opera Studio 40th Anniversary Concert
London, Cadogan Hall: 18 Jan

National Opera Studio @ Scottish Opera
Edinburgh, King's Theatre: 1 Feb
- 2018 -
Opera - Passion, Power and Politics
London, Victoria and Albert Museum: 4, 11, 18, 25 Jan, 1, 8, 22 Feb

National Opera Studio @ Scottish Opera
Glasgow, Theatre Royal: 25 Feb
London, Rudolf Steiner House: 6 Mar

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars
London, St John's Smith Square: 24 Apr

Magic Wandsworth
London, Holy Trinity Church Wandsworth: 9 May

National Opera Studio @ WNO
Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre: 24 May
London, Rudolf Steiner House: 30 May

12:40 - Twelve New Arias for Twelve Young Artists
London, Hoxton Hall: 14, 15 Jun

Last Days
Leeds, Howard Assembly Room: 8 Dec
London, Bridewell Theatre: 10 Dec