Youth Opera

Youth Opera is an award-winning training programme for any young person who loves to sing. You don’t need to have experience but you do need energy, enthusiasm, commitment and willingness to work with other young people.

There are no auditions for the younger groups, and you get to take part in an annual showcase, have access to regular large scale performance opportunities and attend WNO dress rehearsals and shows.

Everyone is welcome.


WNO Youth Opera 10-18 years:

Cardiff – Wales Millennium Centre
Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
For more information contact Stephanie Jenkins


WNO Youth Opera 8-14 years:

Birmingham – The Lighthouse Young People’s Centre, Aston
Saturday, 10am-12pm
For more information contact Sandra Taylor

Llandudno – Venue Cymru
Wednesday, 5-7pm 
For more information contact Morgana Warren Jones


Youth Opera Young Professionals 16-25 years:

WNO offers training and performance opportunities to exceptional young performers and technical placement students who through audition and interview will have the opportunity to be part of an award winning Youth Opera Company. You don’t need to come from a conservatoire background, but you do need to be up for a challenge.

This is a chance to develop your skills and ability in a professional forum, to be part of a professional opera company. It’s an opportunity to discover how far your talent and creativity can fly, but most importantly it’s an opportunity to learn how to support each other as part of a performance group in an environment where you can reach your true artistic potential.

Joining WNO Youth Opera – Young Professionals you will:

  • Take part in world-class training
  • Work with leading international performance artists
  • Have professional on set experience for designers, directors, stage managers and technicians
  • Perform with WNO’s orchestra on the main stage at Wales Millennium Centre and other large scale venues in the UK

This is the only offer of its kind in Wales. That’s why over the last decade WNO Youth Opera has developed a reputation as an exceptional music theatre ensemble, earning five star reviews from the National press, nominations for a South Bank Sky Arts Award and winner of a prestigious RPS award.

If you are ambitious, creative and keen to move to the next level in your singing career, please email Stephanie Jenkins or ring 029 2063 5028.


Youth Opera, Cardiff Supported by
WNO Partners
Gibbs Charitable Trust
Paul & Marie Carson

Youth Opera, Birmingham supported by
Noël Coward Foundation