Scottish Opera Young Company

Love to sing? Love the theatre?
Is it time to take your talent to the next level?
Then Scottish Opera Young Company is for you!

The programme is made up of three training strands:

Scottish Opera Young Company
for ages 17-23 (auditioned)

Scottish Opera Young Company Gateway
for ages 14-17 (non-auditioned)

Scottish Opera Young Company Stage Management
for ages 16-19 (application and interview)

Training and performance programmes 
for 14 to 23 year olds 
Jan 2021 to Jul 2021

Scottish Opera Young Company offers young singers and stage managers a unique and practical introduction to the world of opera and the chance to develop their talent through an immersive weekend programme. Rehearsing through the year, SOYC members work with a range of opera professionals – including directors, choreographers, conductors, stage managers and vocal coaches – to hone their skills, culminating in their own performance each Spring. You don’t necessarily need loads of experience, but you do need enthusiasm, commitment and the ability to work with other like-minded young people.

Supported by: Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, James Wood Bequest Fund, The W.A. Cargill Fund, The William Syson Charitable Foundation, The Jennie S Gordon Memorial Foundation, The Dunclay Charitable Trust, The Carntyne Trust, Scottish Opera’s Education Angels and Scottish Opera Endowment Trust. 

SCOTTISH OPERA YOUNG COMPANY GATEWAY

Entry is by application (no audition) 
Deadline Fri 30 Oct 2020
Download the application form below

application form

Scottish Opera Young Company Gateway
Jan 2021 to July 2021

Not quite ready for Scottish Opera Young Company? The Gateway programme provides musical and theatrical training for aspiring young singers aged 14-17.

There is no audition and you do not need to have any previous stage experience, though you do need to have loads of enthusiasm and be able to read music.

SOYC Gateway members collaborate with professional workshop leaders to explore opera and theatre in a variety of different styles. As well as developing vocal technique, sessions focus on acting, stagecraft, movement, language and theatre design.

The Gateway programme is delivered over 10 Sunday afternoons (2.30-5.30pm) and culminates in a sharing for friends and family in Summer 2021.

SCOTTISH OPERA YOUNG COMPANY Stage Management

Entry is by application and interview
Deadline Fri 30 October 2020
Download the application form below

application form

Scottish Opera Young Company Stage Management
Jan 2021 to July 2021

If you're aged 16-19 and would like to be involved backstage, then Scottish Opera Young Company Stage Management is for you!

SOYC Stage Management offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the role of stage managers in producing opera. Mentored by the SOYC Stage Manager you will, alongside other Scottish Opera professionals, undertake the stage management of a fully-staged production. You’ll also work closely with other members of SOYC in a busy rehearsal room, as well as collaborate with professional directors, conductors, choreographers and singers on the 2020 SOYC production.

To apply you must be aged 16 or over by 1 October 2020. Entry is by application and interview. Ability to read a music score is not necessary.

 

 

SCOTTISH OPERA YOUNG COMPANY 

Applications are now closed

 

Scottish Opera Young Company
Jan 2021 to Jul 2021

Scottish Opera Young Company offers outstanding training for exceptional young performers who want to experience working within a professional opera company. Participants will enjoy sessions with an established vocal coach, have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with international guest artists, and closely observe the work of Scottish Opera both in rehearsal and performance.

The programme will be delivered over 10 weekends (including Friday evenings) between January 2021 and July 2021, with a full week of rehearsals before the performances in the Summer. All applicants must be able to read music.