Opera Mentoring Programme

Opera Mentoring

A mentorship scheme which gives classical artists from African, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds the opportunity to receive one-to-one coaching from seasoned professionals.

6 artists from our 2023 Mentoring programme at a Masterclass with Danielle de Niese at Glyndebourne, 01 February 2024.

Opera Mentoring Class of 2023

Pegasus Opera Company is delighted to open applications for their acclaimed opera mentoring programme, taking from Summer 2024 to Spring 2025. This bespoke programme will help you to hone your skills as a classical artist and help you plan your next steps as you navigate your way through the opera industry.

The 2024 scheme welcomes applications from classically trained singers to take part as mentees in the scheme.

As well as being paired with mentors who have extensive experience in the operatic sector, you will have the opportunity to take part in a masterclass with a leading artist of the opera world and sing in a concert to celebrate the end of the programme in Spring 2025. Four mentees will be selected from the full mentee cohort to take part in the Glyndebourne partnership, providing exclusive access to the summer festival and insights into life working in a world-class opera company.

The training delivered in this programme focuses on developing technique, audition/interview preparation, rehearsal room skills, and career development advice.

We offer a £350 bursary to each successful mentee

The programme for all mentees includes:

  • 4 one-to-one sessions with your mentor
  • 2 Masterclasses
  • Online and in-person workshops
  • 1 performance opportunity at the end of the programme
  • Opportunities to observe rehearsals and performances with a professional company
  • Feedback meeting

Applications for 2024 will close on Friday 22 March 2024 at 3pm

  • Submit a performance video and application via the link below by Friday 22 March 2024 at 3pm
  • Shortlisted applicant auditions/interviews will be held in London the week of 08 April 2024
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 26 April 2024 
  • The mentoring scheme will begin from 01 May 2024
Glyndebourne is committed to creating a fully inclusive and diverse workplace, both on and off stage, but while talent is everywhere, opportunity is not, so we are delighted to be working with Pegasus Opera, which has a long and impressive track record in creating opportunities for artists from a wide range of backgrounds.
Stephen Langridge Artistic Director Glyndebourne
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