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 répétiteurs who demonstrate exceptional talent in the field of opera.

Royal Academy Opera: Your Experience

Répétiteur: Your Experience

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



Nicola Candlish, Opera Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7483 / Email

Gareth Hancock

Head of Royal Academy Opera: Gareth Hancock

Conductor, vocal coach and répétiteur with opera companies including Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House and English National Opera

Accomplished career in accompaniment, performing in all the major concert halls in the UK and throughout Europe

Coaches young singers for the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House


Congratulations to Academy alumni at the 2018 RPS Music Awards


Academy alumni success at the RPS Music Awards


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


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