Royal Academy Opera

Royal Academy Opera has an outstanding reputation for training some of the most talented singers for professional operatic careers.

Our programme for advanced singers provides a highly focused study period in which singers work closely with the Academy’s distinguished singing professors and prestigious visiting artists and gain unrivalled performance experience.

The Academy offers Principal Study at the level of Advanced Diploma to postgraduate singers and Postgraduate Diploma to répétiteurs who demonstrate exceptional talent in the field of opera.

Royal Academy Opera is funded mainly through private, external donations which cover tuition fees.

Royal Academy Opera: Your Experience

Répétiteur: Your Experience

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme

Director of Opera from September 2016

Gareth Hancock


Nicola Candlish, Opera Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7383 / Email

Jane Glover

Head of Royal Academy Opera: Jane Glover

Has conducted all the major UK opera houses and many prestigious venues throughout the world, including Covent Garden and New York Met

Conducted the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies's Kommilitonen! in the Academy

Many recordings of symphonic, choral and operatic repertoire

Author of the acclaimed book Mozart's Women

Former Governor of the BBC

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Royal Academy of Music strengthens still further its exceptional Strings and Vocal staff


Appointments are announced of Hannah Roberts, Ben Hughes, Mark Wilde and John Ramster

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies


It’s almost unthinkable to imagine that we’ll not be seeing Max at the Academy again.

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‘Royal Academy Opera is effectively a little opera company’

Jane Glover