Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House - Jette Parker Artists Programme - Singer application (2023-2025)

This application closed on Friday September 23, 2022.

Before completing this application, please refer to the Singer Audition Guidelines on the Royal Opera House website for full details about the application and audition processes. 

Please note that the deadline for receiving complete applications is Friday 23 September 2022. Please submit your application in advance with enough time for your two references to write and submit their letters of recommendation. 

It is the your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete by the deadline. You can check back on your application's status by logging into YAP Tracker. 


Please note that personal details included in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section will not be seen by the panel, and will not affect your application in any way. Likewise, your personal document will not be seen by the panel. 

Information about references

After you have submitted your application, the references you have listed below will receive an email with a link to YAP Tracker so that they can upload their reference directly, by the deadline. Please check back to ensure that the two letters have been submitted. If it is getting close to the deadline and they are yet to do so, you can add up to two more references below. More information about the letters of recommendation and what they should contain can be found on the Royal Opera House website in the Singer Audition Guidelines.

Information about recordings 

We require recent audio recordings, if possible, presenting three contrasting arias. Please do not upload videos. 

The recordings do not need to be of professional quality and is better to include a home-made recording than to miss the deadline trying to arrange a professional recording. The recording must be a full single-capture of each aria without editing. Please select contrasting pieces that show us the range and capability of your voice; pieces you have studied well and are within your capacity to sing well now

You will be notified by the Jette Parker Artists Programme on the outcome of the selection process by Wednesday 5 October.

Please contact Isobel Lawson at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

Personal Information

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Number of selections required: 1.
Auditions will be held in London from Thursday 27 October 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022 and from Thursday 10 November 2022 to Friday 18 November 2022
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Supporting material

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Number of selections required: 3.
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These should be from music or theatre professionals, but not your regular (or any previous) singing teacher. Please note that the panel may only read the first two references, so please only use the space to add a third or fourth referee if the deadline is approaching and your original reference has not yet been submitted. Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
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Two letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of Friday 23 September 2022 or the application will not be valid. It is your own responsibility to contact your referees in plenty of time to ensure they are happy to provide a reference and are able to do so by the deadline. If any of the original referees has not responded a week before the deadline, it is recommended that you contact others so that your application can still be completed in time. You will then be able to add details of up to two further referees to ensure that at least two references are received by the deadline. Please contact Isobel Lawson for access to edit your application if you need to add referees.

Click here for the FAQ for how the online recommendation process works. If you need instructions on how to resend a recommendation request, click here.

Some companies choose to only allow the online submission option. That is the case with this programme: you will not be able to upload a pre-written letter. The referee MUST use the online form to submit their recommendation.

Minimum number permitted: 2. Maximum number permitted: 4 Allowed method(s): Online.

You must be signed in to add recommendations.

Equal opportunities monitoring

The Royal Opera House is required under the terms of its funding from the Arts Council of England (ACE) to keep records of, and monitor, the diversity of its workforce. You are therefore asked to complete the following questions. This information is completely confidential and used only for statistical purposes. It is not part of the selection process and will be separated from the application before it is considered by the selection/audition panel.
PLEASE NOTE: You must enter your date of birth in DD/MM/YYYY format.
In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, a disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities and you think might disadvantage you in obtaining or keeping employment for which otherwise you would be suitable, even though you might have overcome any such disability.
Please check through your application carefully to ensure that all required elements are complete. Note that the panel will not see your answers to the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, but we do require it to be completed as part of your application. It is your own responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and to check the application status regularly to verify that all elements have been submitted before the deadline. A completed application, including two references, must be received by the deadline or the application will be rejected. The Programme will not chase missing elements of an application and cannot consider applications with missing references.

Payment Details

There is no audition fee for the Programme, however there is an administrative charge of $5 (USD) for the processing of your application.

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.