Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Jette Parker Artists Programme - Stage Directors Auditions (2022-2024)

This application closed on Friday March 25, 2022.

Please visit for full information on the application and auditions process. 

After the initial application on YAP Tracker, shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare and record a concept presentation for the opera, Arminio, to be submitted by 21st April 2022. Due to a tight turn around between being notified of being a shortlisted candidate on the 1st April, and the deadline on the 21st April, you may wish to begin to prepare this now. If you have any questions on the repertoire/opera, please contact

Audition process for Stage Directors

1) YAP Tracker Application : Deadline Friday 25 March

2) Recorded Presentation : Deadline Thursday 21 April

3) Live Auditions held in London from Thursday 19 May to Monday 23 May


More detail on the auditions process, including repertoire to prepare in advance, can be found on the Royal Opera House website

Please contact The Auditions Coordinator at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

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Supporting material

Please include an expression of what interests you about the role
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Please give the names and contact details of two referees. These may not be your agent or teacher. Two letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of Friday 25 March or the application will be rejected. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact their 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 applicants contact others so that their application can still be completed in time. At this stage, the applicant may add details of up to two further referees to ensure that at least two references are received by the deadline.

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 program: 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.

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The title of the file should give the title of the piece, composer, date of recording and if applicable orchestra or company Maximum number of selections permitted: 2

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You may upload additional materials here in support of your application. Maximum number of documents permitted: 5
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If you wish to include additional materials and are unable to upload a video or file of your work, please link to the document(s) externally here.

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.

Payment Details

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

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.