Our Emerging Artists Programme

You can next see Emerging Artists Lea Shaw (mezzo) and Glen Cunningham (tenor) in our upcoming Opera Highlights tour, heading to small venues around Scotland this September and October. 


Supported by: The Robertson Trust, Idlewild Trust, Elizabeth Salvesen & Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists Benefactors. Find out more.

Our Emerging Artists programme gives young artists the opportunity of a lifetime – a period of full-time work with the Company to help them launch their careers. Initially set up to nurture outstanding young singers, the programme now includes positions for a repetiteur, a costume trainee and a composer-in-residence.

Find further information about the programme here.

Season 2021/22 artists: 

Soprano Catriona Hewitson

Mezzo soprano Lea Shaw

Tenor Glen Cunningham

Repetiteur Toby Hession

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Scottish Opera was founded by Alexander Gibson in 1962 and inaugurated with a production of Madama Butterfly at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow.