Young Artist Programme 2018
Call out for Sopranos and Mezzo-sopranos

Opera in the City Festival aims to offer four emerging singers the opportunity to participate in our young artist programme. This opportunity is designed for emerging singers who have started their professional training and proven a commitment and talent for a career in classical singing and performance.

The participants will:

  • Perform in our production of Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck in the Chorus.
  • Appear in a Young Artist Performance, where they will perform two pieces in front of an invited audience, which have been rehearsed with a director and musical director.
  • Participate in a masterclass led by James Clutton (Opera Holland Park).
  • Receive a fee of £300 for the production rehearsals and performances of Orpheus and Eurydice.
  • Receive 2 free tickets for Opera in the City Festivals' in-house productions Faust, Alberta and Orpheus and Eurydice for a date of their choice.

Rehearsal dates:
11th August, 10am-5pm
16th August, 10am-5pm
17th August, 10am-5pm
18th August, 10am-1pm
20th August, 2pm-10pm

Performance dates:
Orpheus and Eurydice: 22nd, 24th, 25th, 28th August, 7.30pm
Young Artist performance: 31st August, 7.30pm
Masterclass with James Clutton: 23rd August, 7pm

This opportunity is open to sopranos and mezzo-sopranos.

Auditions: 17th and 18th July in London. Please prepare two arias: one sustained piece and one to demonstrate lively use of the text, 17th-19th century, any repertoire. One of them should be in English.

To apply, please send your CV and headshot or website link to Pamela Schermann at