Royal Academy Opera is a specialist and intensive Postgraduate Advanced Diploma for singers with the potential and aspiration to succeed as principals at the highest international standard.

Classes & activities

In addition to having one to one piano lessons, the Academy’s répétiteurs keep a busy and varied weekly schedule which includes:

  • Playing for main-stage opera production rehearsals and opera scenes rehearsals and performances

  • Assisting the conductors, including taking over and conducting orchestral rehearsals where appropriate, and taking notes during rehearsals with orchestra

  • Preparing opera choruses

  • Observing and participating in coaching and masterclasses by vocal specialists/visiting artists

  • Playing for language coaching, including French, Italian and German

  • Training and experience in playing recitative/continuo

Artistic Excellence

We welcome the finest students from around the world to learn and perform alongside globally renowned artists, ensuring they benefit from a music-making environment of the highest quality.

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