Our Emerging Artists Programme


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.

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.