Our Emerging Artists Programme




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 director, a repetiteur, a costume trainee and a composer-in-residence.

Season 2017/18 artists are:

Mezzo-sopranos Catherine Backhouse & Laura Zigmantaite

Baritones Alex Otterburn & Alexey Gusev 

Repetiteur Patrick Milne

Costume Trainee Ellen Murgatroyd

Composer-in-residence Samuel Bordoli

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

Meet the Class of 2017