Connect Company 

For 14 to 21 year olds


Do you have a passion for performance?


Want to find out what you’re capable of? Whether you’re an aspiring singer, instrumental musician or budding stage manager, Scottish Opera Connect could be for you. Join our year-long workshop programme, make music, create performances, meet new friends and take your talent to the next level.


Connect is made up of Connect Chorus, Connect Orchestra and Connect Stage Management, and is a unique programme which gives you the chance to develop your knowledge, technique and skills with the help of Scotland’s top opera professionals.


The deadline to apply for Connect Chorus 2016/17 has now passed - please check back later in the year for information about 2017/18.


Applications and auditions for Connect Orchestra are ongoing – click here to find out more.


Exclusive for 2016! The Connect Chorus and Orchestra are joining forces with the Opera North Youth Company as part of Aberdeen International Youth Festival - click here to find out more.


As a member of Connect, you’ll attend a varied programme of evening and weekend workshops and work with a range of opera professionals including composers, conductors, directors, designers, choreographers, stage managers and singer. You’ll get the change to take part in masterclasses mentored by international guest artists, as well as to perform and stage manage a fully staged opera production at the end of term. And once you join, it’s not just a one off – you can stay on with your friends and develop year on year.


Kurt Weill’s
Down in the Valley & Der Jasager

Part of Aberdeen International Youth Festival
Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen
5 Aug 4pm & 8pm
On sale Summer 2016


Dido and Aeneas 
Supported by Scottish Opera’s Education Angels
Scottish Opera, Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow
8 & 9 Apr
On sale Winter 2016

Connect Company Patron: Nicky Spence


Supported by The Bellahouston Bequest Fund, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust and Scottish Opera's Education Angels.


Competition: Opera Sparks 2018

If you're aged 26 and under and are Scottish or based in Scotland find out more about our competition to commission three new short operas.

Education Angels

Education Angel

Become an Education Angel and help us open up more opportunities to work with children and adults all over Scotland.