Dutch National Opera Studio

Dutch National Opera Studio

Dutch National Opera is delighted to announce the creation of the Dutch National Opera Studio, a new young artists programme in The Netherlands. The Studio will be launched in Amsterdam in September 2018 with international renowned soprano Rosemary Joshua as the artistic leader. Dutch National Opera Studio offers an exciting opportunity for outstanding young artists. The Studio's goal is to develop well-rounded artists by providing the highest quality training in combination with a wide range of professional experiences.

About the Studio

The programme will be designed to support six singers and one pianist/répétiteur, all of whom, will be employed on a full-time basis as salaried members of Dutch National Opera for up to a two year period. The young Artists will be immersed into the professional life of the company and mentored through every aspect of their career development in an individually tailor-made programme.

Who are we looking for?

Dutch National Opera Studio will offer six young singers extensive musical, language and vocal coaching with experienced music staff, leading international voice teachers and conductors along with some of the finest directors of our generation. The artists will participate in both main stage productions, as well as Studio productions, recitals and concert/educational work.

The pianist/répétiteur of the Opera Studio will be coached by the music staff of Dutch National Opera and will be mentored by DNO’s Chief Conductor as well as guest conductors. He/she will participate in every aspect of the preparation of opera and be fully involved in all Studio activities.

Dutch National Opera Studio is an initiative of Dutch National Opera, in collaboration with Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Zuid, who will offer the young artists the opportunity to join their projects.



International auditions for Dutch National Opera Studio will be held in December 2017/January 2018 with an age limit of 30 years for female voices and of 32 years for male voices.

Applicants should send:


  • an up to date CV and repertoire list of roles sung or studied
  • a recent audio-visual recording of 3 arias of different styles and languages (preferably one Mozart)
  • an up to date photograph
  • a copy passport


  • audio/visual recording (preferably with a singer)
  • a CV (including how many languages are spoken)
  • a motivational letter
  • a recent headshot
  • a copy passport

Applications to join the DNO Studio in the 2018/2019 season must reach us before November 30th, 2017 and can be sent by post or e-mail to:

Dutch National Opera Studio
Waterlooplein 22
1011 PG Amsterdam
The Netherlands



Dutch National Opera Studio is supported by the Staetshuys Fonds and the Elise Mathilde Fonds.

Dutch National Opera Studio is supported by: