The Northern Ireland Opera Studio are adopting a cross discipline approach with an expansion of their training initiative for 2021. 

The studio are offering a range of paid training positions including repetiteurs, directors, designers, choreographers and stage managers as well as prima vista coaching and opera singers. The positions are aimed towards 21-35 year olds.

The Northern Ireland Opera theatre said, “We are very excited about our plans for 2021 and look forward to commencing the search for exceptional talent domiciled in the island of Ireland and for the NI Opera Studio programme…

“Northern Ireland Opera understands that it takes an extremely diverse array of highly skilled artists across many specific disciplines to create an opera.  To acknowledge this, we believe the NI Opera Studio should also reflect this in relation to the breadth of its training.”

If you are a non-singing opera practitioner and you don’t see your trade including in their list you are still encouraged to contact The Northern Ireland Opera Studio to express your interest in the programme. 

Details on application requirements for each discipline are available at and the application process closes on the 29th January 2021. 

For all applications, please send to Lynda Thompson-Spack, Artistic Administrator, Northern Ireland Opera, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR or by email to with the subject heading identifying which opportunity you are applying for and your name on or by 29th January 2021.