The 2024/25 INO Studio will commence in September 2024 to provide training, mentoring and high-level professional engagements for Irish opera artists as they develop a professional career.


The 2024/25 INO Studio will involve eight artists:

  • Four singers
  • Four artists from other disciplines:
    • One director
    • One conductor
    • One répétiteur
    • The 2024/25 composer position is not open

Successful candidates may be those at an early stage of professional development, or more experienced artists that wish to expand their career in opera. 

Please note that the INO Studio répétiteur position is offered through a scholarship to TU Dublin’s MMus programme. Applicants cannot apply directly through Irish National Opera and must apply instead through TU Dublin. Further information on the programme can be found HERE.

The INO Studio is only open to applicants who are either Irish or based in Ireland at the point of application.

Opera Studio activities may include:

  • Mentoring with leading creative artists
  • Opportunities to assist opera creative teams
  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Language coaching

How to apply


To apply for the studio director and conductor roles please complete and upload the required documents using this ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.


  • Please upload a copy of you CV with an accompanying cover letter and headshot to the form linked below
  • Conductors should also provide a YouTube or Vimeo link to a short video that features them conducting something.

Interview date: Wednesday 27th March 2024

Venue: Irish National Opera, 69 Dame Street, Dublin 2


All information on how to apply can be found HERE

Audition dates:
Thursday 28 March 14:30-17:30
Friday 29 March 10:30-13:30 & 14:30-17:30

Location: Dublin City Centre

Répétiteur: Richard McGrath

Applications for all roles should be received by 5pm on Friday 23 February. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 1 March

Irish National Opera welcomes and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and ethnicities and is committed to equal opportunities, access and diversity in our recruitment process. If you foresee any additional requirements for an in-person audition for the INO Studio, do please highlight these as part of your application and we will do our best to accommodate. Such requirements will not have an impact on the success of your application.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Please note that applications must not be submitted by email, but via the online application forms linked in ‘How to Apply’ section of this webpage.



  • INO Studio membership is for a period of one year from September 2024 to June 2025. In some cases, a member of the studio may be invited to stay for a second year.
  • INO Opera Studio is open to Irish artists or artists based in Ireland at the point of application.
  • There are no age limits for participation in INO Studio.
  • Membership of INO Studio is not open to people in full-time study.
  • INO is Dublin-based. Members will be expected to be able to participate in activities in Dublin and must be based on the island of Ireland for the full duration of the studio year.
  • In seeking to address a prevailing gender imbalance in creative teams, INO will welcome and prioritise applications from conductors and composers who identify as female.
  • Irish National Opera welcomes and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
  • There is no fee for application to or participate in INO Studio. Remuneration for participating in the INO Studio will be agreed following acceptance on the programme.