Full-time Opera Course London 2015

July 25, 2014
June 17, 2022
Full-time Opera Course London 2015


Next audition dates 16th & 23rd October and 6th,13th & 20th November.

Application Deadlines

Round 1: 12 December 2014

Round 2: 6 March 2015

Round 3: 12 June 2015

St Albans Church Fulham
2 Margravine Gardens
London, W6 8HJ

Barons Court or Hammersmith Tube


To register your interest in this course please call us on 020 7385 2038 to book or e-mail: info@associatedstudios.co.uk.

This new 1-year full-time Opera Course is designed to introduce talented singers to intensive study and development of the skills required to pursue a career in Opera. This course is designed for singers who demonstrate operatic potential but would benefit from a period of intensive study of all aspects of an opera singer’s craft.

Participants will work to develop their vocal and dramatic skills with eminent industry practitioners including Conductors, performers, language specialists, Repetiteurs, Directors and specialised coaches.

The primary focus of this course is to work on the essential skills needed to launch a successful career. The programme will focus on the  all -round performer, in particularly stagecraft and acting, as well as rehearsal with eminent Opera Directors, Conductors  and  Repetiteurs. Vocal mastery, technical ability and stamina will also be a primary focus. One to one coaching sessions are included as part of the programme.

“After completing my training in the U.S and pursuing a career in the UK, I found it difficult to make the relevant contacts in London to help further my career. The Associated Studios London have been immensely supportive in directing me along the right path to achieve this aim. From working with a widely diverse group of professionals, on a one to one basis and creating important relationships, essential in this business, has helped me enormously on this next stage of my development. I am forever grateful to the amazing and unique team at Associated Studios London, and am lucky enough to know that their endless support is only a phone call or email away!” (former student Jessica Costelloe)

‘I believe that the Opera Course offers young and aspiring singers valuable opportunities to connect with professionals, outside of the traditional music college environment. The expertise we can share, coupled with the nurturing and challenging environment provided by Leontine Hass and her team, combine to stimulate and provoke singers as they prepare for the rigours of a performing career.’ Brad Cohen (Conductor)

Guest Opera Coaches include:
Janice Chapman (Vocal Coach and founding member of the BVA) • Rebecca Evans(Grammy Award Winning Soprano) • Olivia Fuchs (Director at ROH, ENO, Opera Holland Park) • Brad Cohen (Conductor at Opera Holland Park, RPO, BBC 2’s Maestro) • Giles Havergal (Director at Opera North, WNO, Scottish Opera) • Jonathan Hinden (Conductor and Senior Coach at Glyndebourne) • James Conway (Artistic Director of ETO) • Mary King (Director of VoiceLab, Channel 4’s Operatunity) • Natalie Murray (Opera Coach, RCM, Jette Parker Programme, NOS) • Robin Norton-Hale (Director of Olivier Award Winning La Boheme for Opera Up Close) • Robin Newton (Conductor, Head of Music at Garsington Opera) • Jonathan Cohen (Associate Conductor of Les Arts Florissants) •Mandy Demetriou (Movement Director at ROH, ENO, Opera North) • Sophie Daneman(Internationally acclaimed Baroque Soprano) • Alessandro Talevi (Director at Opera North, Sadler’s Wells, Buxton Festival) • Brindley Sherratt (Internationally acclaimed Bass) • Andrew Watts (Internationally acclaimed Countertenor) • Justin Way (Head of Staff Directors at ROH) • Rory Bremner (Satirist and English Librettist for Scottish Opera) •Roger Vignoles (Diapason d’Or Award Winning Pianist) • Iain Burnside (Grammy and Sony Radio Award Winning Pianist)•Max Key (Opera Director)•Mary Hill (Repetiteur RAM/RCM)• Christopher Cowell (Opera Director)• Stuart Barker (Opera Director)• Jeremy Silver (Conductor, AHM NOS)• Norbert Meyn (Coach, Guildhall)•Philip Headlam (Opera Coach)• Robert Fried (Acting Coach/Director RADA)• Martin Fitzpatrick (Head of Music ENO)• Lawrence Cummings (Repetiteur/ Coach)

‘Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the Opera Course with Associated Studios London. I learned more about Baroque style and recitative from Lawrence Cummings in 6 hours than I had in my entire career prior to that. Highlights for me included the amazing drama workshop with Robert Fried and an aria session with Brad Cohen but I received so many pearls of wisdom from everyone who taught at the studio. I was greatly humbled by the care and dedication shown to me by Leontine and her lovely team. I was encouraged to try repertoire that I might not have chosen previously (which suited me beautifully) in a safe and fun environment where I was given the opportunity to experiment, play and make mistakes. I am also quite excited by the contacts that I’ve made during my time on the course and have already been hired to play Josephine in HMS Pinafore with Lyric Opera in Ireland in Feb 2014. I am incredibly grateful to have been awarded a scholarship to study with Associated Studios London, without which it would have been tremendously difficult for me to do so.’ (Emma Walsh – former student)