Opera Studies Auditions

Opera Studies Auditions

We encourage you to attend a live audition where possible, as this offers candidates the opportunity to engage in live music-making, to meet key departmental staff, and to experience our vibrant school environment.

If you are based overseas and elect to submit a recorded audition, the deadline to upload your audition video(s) is Friday 27 October 2023. Details about how to upload your recording(s) will follow after the application deadline.

Applications for Opera and Vocal Studies

Please note that you may apply for Opera Studies, Vocal Studies or make a joint application to be considered by both the Opera and Vocal Studies departments.

If you wish to apply for Vocal Studies or as a Joint applicant, please go to the Vocal webpage for audition requirements.

The below audition information is for candidates applying to Opera studies only.

Opera Studies: Guildhall Artist Masters and Artist Diploma

Joint Opera/Vocal applications

You may choose to be considered for the Vocal Studies and Opera Studies courses. In order to audition for both, please select the ‘Joint Application – Opera/Vocal Studies’ option when making an application online.

At the audition, panellists will assess which course would be most appropriate, and successful candidates will be offered a place in either Vocal Studies or Opera Studies. Find out more about audition repertoire for joint vocal/opera applicants.

Repetiteur Studies – Guildhall Artist Masters and Artist Diploma

Advanced Certificate

Audition requirements are the same as those for the Guildhall Artist Masters Performance Pathway.

Artist Diploma – additional information (Singers and Repetiteurs)

Applicants who are successful in the initial audition round will be required to submit the below (you will be contacted following your audition):

  • an up-to-date artistic CV
  • a recent recording (made within the last year). 

These items will be reviewed by the Artist Diploma Panel as part of the second round of consideration.