Scottish Opera Young Company

Love to sing? Love the theatre?
Is it time to take your talent to the next level?
Then Scottish Opera Young Company is for you!

The programme is made up of three training strands:

  • Scottish Opera Young Company
    for ages 17-25 (auditioned)
  • Scottish Opera Young Company Gateway
    for ages 14-17 (non-auditioned)
  • Scottish Opera Young Company Stage Management
    for ages 16-19 (application and interview)


Training and performance programmes
for 14 to 25 year olds
Sep 2019 to Apr 2020

Formerly known as Connect, Scottish Opera Young Company (SOYC) offers young singers and stage managers a unique and practical introduction to the world of opera and the chance to develop their talent through an immersive weekend programme. Rehearsing through the year, SOYC members work with a range of opera professionals – including directors, choreographers, conductors, stage managers and vocal coaches – to hone their skills, culminating in their own performance each Spring. You don’t necessarily need loads of experience, but you do need enthusiasm, commitment and the ability to work with other like-minded young people.

Supported by: Edith Rudinger Gray Trust for Opera Studies, John Mather Trust, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, The Carntyne Trust, The W.A. Cargill Fund, The Russell Trust, The William Syson Charitable Foundation, James Wood Bequest Fund, The Thistle Trust, Scottish Opera’s Education Angels

More information here