Royal Academy Opera News

Christian Gerhaher and Chloë Hanslip announced as Visiting Professors


The Academy is pleased to welcome two internationally acclaimed musicians to its extensive roster of visiting professors: baritone Christian Gerhaher and violinist Chloë Hanslip.

Vocal and Opera Successes at the Academy


The Academy is hugely proud to bring news of several successes from the Vocal and Opera departments.

Alex Ross


It is with great sadness that the Academy announces the death of Alex Ross, double bass student, on 22 December 2018.

Royal Academy Opera student to join La Scala’s Young Artists Programme


Royal Academy Opera student Paul Grant has been invited to join Teatro alla Scala’s Academy of Lyric Opera.

Autumn 2018 Booking Now Open


We are delighted to announce our autumn season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music.

Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton awarded Honorary Membership


On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018, we held our graduation ceremonies in St Marylebone Parish Church and the Academy’...

Congratulations to Academy alumni at the 2018 RPS Music Awards


Academy alumni success at the RPS Music Awards.

Academy at the Proms


This year’s BBC Proms look as exciting as ever, with around 30 alumni, 13 staff and three current students featuring throughout the season.

Academy Honours Announced


We are pleased to announce the latest Honours awarded by the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London

The Susie Sainsbury Theatre Royal Opening


On Wednesday 14 March Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened our new Susie Sainsbury Theatre

New and transformed spaces now open


We are delighted to open our newly transformed facilities

Academy Student Wins Three Prizes at Tenor Viñas Contest


Royal Academy Opera student Freddie De Tommaso took home three prizes at the 55th Tenor Viñas Contest, the final of which was held on Sunday in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Academy Students Announced As New Jette Parker Young Artists for 2018


Michael Mofidian and Patrick Terry selected to join the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open


We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

Academy Student Achievements


Academy students win prestigious awards worldwide

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust


The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

New audition centre opens in Australia


Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy tops conservatoire student satisfaction ranking


Academy scores highest in overall student satisfaction among UK conservatoires

Academy’s new theatre reaches milestone


The Academy’s new theatre has its topping-out ceremony

‘The world of cynicism’


Director Walter Sutcliffe explains why The Threepenny Opera is an opera for our times.

RPS wins for Academy family


Academy alumni and professor win RPS awards

Academy artists at the 2017 Proms


Academy artists at the 2017 BBC Proms

Sell-out success for Royal Academy Opera at Hackney Empire


Royal Academy Opera’s four-night run of Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers ended on 6th February, with a sold-out ...

Royal Academy Opera 2017/18


Productions of Don Giovanni and Flight are announced

Richard Lewis/ Jean Shanks Award


Bass-baritone Richard Walshe is presented with prestigious first prize

Vocal and Opera appointments


Christopher Cowell, Richard Berkeley-Steele and Lawrence Zazzo join our roster of illustrious professors

Autumn 2016 events


Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

Royal Academy Opera 2016/17


A second exciting season ‘on the road’

The Royal Academy of Music strengthens links with more top performers


Sir Mark Elder, Pascal Rogé and Brindley Sherratt

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

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music


HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Vocal appointments


Welcome to Philip Sunderland, Susan McCulloch and Giles Underwood

Fellowship Awards


Announcing Fellowships for current students

Opera alumna in Breakthrough Award


Royal Academy Opera alumna Jennifer France is the Opera Category nominee for the The Times Sky Arts South Bank Breakthrough Award

Academy at the 2016 Proms


Dominant presence of Academy people again

Summer 2016 at the Academy


Announcing our Summer events schedule

2016 Honours are announced


Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Success at the Royal Over-Seas League Singers Final


Academy students Henry Neill and Emma Stannard are both winners

Academy Alumna Anna Harvey wins the fifth London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize


We are delighted that Academy alumna Anna Harvey won the fifth London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize on Friday 13th November. ...

Gareth Hancock appointed Director of Royal Academy Opera


Experienced conductor, pianist and educator will be Director of Royal Academy Opera from July 2016

The Evening Standard’s The 1000


Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors selected as some of the 1000 most influential people in London

Professor Jane Glover CBE


In June 2016, Professor Jane Glover will step down as Director of Royal Academy Opera after eight years.

Academy singers and pianists shortlisted for 2015 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition


Four Academy singers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wigmore/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

Student Fellowships 2015–16


Congratulations to all of the current students who have been awarded Fellowships to continue working at the Academy over the nex...

Royal Academy Opera 2015/16 season


While the Academy’s theatre is being redeveloped over the 2015/16 season, the talents of Royal Academy Opera will be seen and heard across London.

RPS Awards shortlist is announced


Congratulations to the many people with Academy connections who are celebrating being shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2015.

2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards semi-finalists


Continuing an exceptional run of success by Academy singers in this prestigious competition...

Céline Forrest in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final


Royal Academy Opera soprano amongst 20 competitors from 15 countries

Emily Garland wins Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award


Soprano wins major prize, supported by Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust