About INO Studio

The Irish National Opera Studio is key to delivering a core aspect of INO’s mission, the development of the very best operatic talent we can find in Ireland. The studio is the company’s artistic development programme.

The membership is selected annually, and the studio provides specially tailored training, professional mentoring and high-level professional engagements for a group of individuals whose success will be key to the future development of opera in Ireland. Members of Irish National Opera Studio are involved in all of Irish National Opera’s productions, large and small. They sing onstage in roles or in the chorus, understudy lead roles – enabling them to watch and emulate great artists at work – and, for non-singing members, they join in the world of opera rehearsals as assistants.

Studio members also receive individual coaching, attend masterclasses and receive mentorship from leading Irish and international singers and musicians. Brenda Hurley, Head of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, London, is the vocal consultant who guides our singers throughout the year.

Other areas of specific attention are performance and language skills, and members are assisted in their individual personal musical development and given professional career guidance. They benefit from Irish National Opera’s national and international contacts and Irish National Opera Studio also develops and promotes specially tailored events to help the members hone specific skills and showcase their work.

For information contact Studio & Outreach Producer James Bingham at james@irishnationalopera.ie.

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