British Youth Opera was founded in 1987 to provide professional rehearsal and performance opportunities for emerging singers, musicians and technical trainees on the threshold of their careers.
Now regarded as one of the country's foremost opera training companies, it works to provide the very best professional development through an annual programme of workshops, masterclasses and fully-staged operas in partnership with Southbank Sinfonia.
Summer Season productions are rehearsed by directors and conductors with a wealth of experience and with a particular gift for nurturing and developing emerging talent. Participants are coached in all aspects of their craft with vocal, dialogue, music and language coaching given by leading experts in their respective fields.
This chance to learn from experienced professionals is also offered to assistant directors, conductors, designers, repetiteurs stage management and other technical trainees.
The Summer Season is regarded by music critics, casting directors and agents as an opportunity to view the next generation of professional opera singers.