Opera Studio: how to apply

Dutch National Opera Studio

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

The programme is designed to support six singers and one répétiteur, all of whom will be employed on a full-time basis as salaried employees 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 by international coaches and directors through every aspect of their career development in an individually tailor-made programme.

Dutch National Oper Studio will offer its 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 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.


Auditions for Dutch National Opera Studio will be held in Amsterdam in January/February 2019. The age limit is 32 years for both women and men.

Singer applicants should send:
- an up to date CV and repertoire list of roles sung or studied
- a Youtube link to recent audio-visual recordings of 3 arias of different styles and languages (preferably one Mozart)
- an up to date photograph
- a copy of your passport

Répétiteur apllicants should send:
- an up to date CV and repertoire list
- a Youtube link to recent audio-visual recordings of 3 pieces including 2 with singers and different styles plus any conducting footage
- an up to date photograph
- a copy of your passport

Applications to join the DNO Studio in the 2019/2020 season must reach us before December 10, 2018 and can be sent by e-mail or post to:


Dutch National Opera Studio
Waterlooplein 22
1011 PG Amsterdam
The Netherlands