DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA LAUNCHES THE OPERA STUDIO
Dutch National Opera is introducing The Dutch National Opera Studio. This young artists’ programme – a two-year trainee course that is open to six graduate singers (m/f) who want to specialise in opera – will start on 1 September 2018. There is also a place on the course for a trainee pianist/répétiteur, who will be trained as a coach and accompanist . The programme provides intensive musical and vocal coaching by experts from the profession, customised to suit each participant. There are also masterclasses, given by international singers, voice coaches, conductors and directors. The rehearsal director is coached by the musical staff of Dutch National Opera and guest conductors.
Pierre Audi, director of Dutch National Opera:
“Following years of preparation, Dutch National Opera is proud to present a new opera studio that will enrich the artistic potential of its activities, while also benefiting from it. The new opera studio will collaborate with other organisations, both in the Netherlands and abroad, in order to guarantee the highest level of talent development for the future”.
Rosemary Joshua, artistic director of The Dutch National Opera Studio:
“Dutch National Opera is a lively and innovative company that is continually pushing back its creative boundaries. I think it is really exciting that the company is presenting this important and relevant platform and giving the exceptional young singers of today the chance to develop their talents. I am extremely happy to be involved in this new development”.
The Dutch National Opera Studio is an initiative of Dutch National Opera, in collaboration with the Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Zuid.
Click here for more information about the application procedure.
Photo: Hans van den Boogaard