About Dutch National Opera Studio
Dutch National Opera Studio is a two-year traineeship for seven singers and to répétiteurs, which aims to prepare young talent for an international opera career. The Opera Studio combines workshops and coaching with a wide range of professional experiences. Artistic leader is the international renowned soprano Rosemary Joshua.
The studio members 2020-2021
The Opera Studio Members of season 2020-2021 are:
Verity Wingate (British soprano), Maya Gour (Israeli-Portuguese mezzo soprano), Jose Simerilla Romero (Argentinian tenor), Maksym Nazarenko (Ukrainian baritone), Frederik Bergman (Dutch bass baritone), Sam Carl (British bass baritone), Lochlan Brown (Australian répétiteur) and Luba Podgayskaya (Dutch-Russian répetiteur).
On Sunday 23 May members of Dutch National Opera will sing the leading roles in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. In a contemporary version by director Marcos Darbyshire, Donizetti's comic opera tells a coming of age story about exploring your own identity and losing your innocence.
The performance will be livestreamed for free on Sunday 23 May and will remain available for three months after that.
The audition application proces for singers for the Dutch National Opera Studio season 2021 - 2022 is now closed.
The application proces for repetiteurs is not available yet. Please check this website regularly for the latest updates.
The British mezzo-soprano Polly Leech is an alumna of the Opera Studio. This season, she sings the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. During her traineeship at Dutch National Opera Studio, she was already given the opportunity to sing big roles on the main stage, like Abra in Juditha Triumphans and Tisbe in La Cenerentola.