Freelance Royal Opera Music Staff (Opera), Royal Opera House


£40.63 per hour including rolled up holiday pay

Minimum call time of 2 hours

Offers of work are on a casual basis only

The Royal Opera, under the musical direction of Antonio Pappano and Director of Opera Oliver Mears, is one of the world`s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today`s leading opera composers, from Judith Weir and Mark-Anthony Turnage to George Benjamin and Kaija Saariaho.

We are currently recruiting exceptional music staff to join our freelance pool, to coach ROH Principals and Guest Principals to work with the Royal Opera to the highest artistic standards.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate these qualities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the opera repertoire
  • Significant experience as a repetiteur for a major opera company (please outline)
  • A high-profile coach/assistant conductor and equivalent experience as a recitalist with singers of an international standard
  • A detailed knowledge of the working processes of an opera company, with experience of scheduling
  • A team player, with a natural rapport with singers, conductors and directors, who gets involved in the creative process and takes an interest across all productions
  • Fluency in German, French and Italian

All information on our Freelance Music Staff, what will be required in the audition process and how to apply is detailed in the applicant pack which is available here - Careers - Royal Opera House (

Auditions will be held in person on 7th and 8th June 2022.

Successful candidates will then be invited to a second round of auditions the same week.

Closing date for applications: 8am Tuesday 24th May 2022

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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