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Emerging Artist Programme

Longborough’s Emerging Artist roles provide a unique performance opportunity with a world-class opera company. 

The scheme is ideal for singers that have recently finished, or are about to finish, their vocal studies; performers at the beginning of their careers; and those returning to the profession.

"The programme was invaluable in terms of improving musicianship, stagecraft and physical awareness. It provides a very positive and helpful start to our careers"

emerging artist programme 2024

Chorus and Emerging Artist applications for Longborough’s 2024 season are now closed. 

If you are successfully shortlisted for an audition, you will be contacted by a member of the Longborough team.

Previous emerging artist productions

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2023: The Fairy Queen

"A triumph"

The Stage ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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2022: La liberazione di Ruggiero & Spell Book

"far and away the most stylish show I have seen at Longborough" - Opera magazine

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2021: The Cunning Little Vixen

"The cast of Emerging Artists suggested a wealth of further potential" - Opera magazine

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2019: La Calisto

"provocative, punky staging of Francesco Cavalli’s masterpiece"

The Times ★ ★ ★ ★


2018: L'incoronazione di Poppea

"you feel that you are being introduced to some of the stars of tomorrow"

Plays to See ★ ★ ★ ★

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2017: Orfeo ed Euridice

"what a joy...the virtues of simplicity of design"

Bachtrack ★ ★ ★ ★

We need your support 

Every year we provide supportive coaching and mentoring from professional creative and technical teams. Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of this ambitious programme; your support makes a real difference to our Emerging Artists as they begin their careers.

To find out how you can support the work we do with emerging artists and invest in the future of opera, please contact Saskia Ross on saskia@lfo.org.uk or on 01451 830292.

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Take part at Longborough

Find out how to participate in our projects for young people and the community.

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Support our Emerging Artists

Find out how you can invest in the future of opera.

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