Clonter receives over 200 applications each year from singers interested in auditioning for productions, which include a fully staged opera with orchestra, staged Opera Gala evenings, a series of Masterclasses, culminating in an Opera Showcase evening and a series of Performance and Musical Theatre Workshops presented to children aged 8-18.

The audition panel travel to the major music colleges each Autumn to hear their students. If you are currently studying at the RCS, RNCM, RCM, RAM, GSMD or RWCMD you may submit your application direct to the Opera Course Administrator and you will be advised of the date that the panel will be visiting your college. The audition panel also holds a day of general auditions in London, which is open to any singer who is embarking on, or returning to, a professional singing career. However, most singers who take part in the opera studios are under 30.


It is free to audition. To apply you should send your CV and photograph, together with a completed Audition Application Form and forward these to

The application period for the 2020 programme has now closed. For 2021, please apply in August/September 2020. Auditions are held in November/December 2020.

If you are selected for an audition you will be contacted with a date and asked to select a time for your audition. You will be asked to offer three contrasting items, of which we will ask to hear two arias not exceeding 10 minutes in total. At audition the panel may choose to hear all, or part, of the repertoire at their discretion. Your choice of repertoire and presentation will play an important part in the adjudicator’s assessment.


Applicants are advised to apply in September for auditions in November/December 2020.