Youth Opera Young Company

WNO Youth Opera offers training and performance opportunities to exceptional young singers, allowing you to develop your performance skills in a professional opera company. Over the last decade WNO Youth Opera has developed a reputation as an exceptional theatre ensemble earning 5* reviews from the national press, nomination for a South Bank Sky Arts Award and winner of a prestigious RPS and Wales Theatre Award.

Previous members currently working in Opera and Music Theatre include Natalya Romaniw, Samantha Price and David Thaxton. Conservatoire training is not essential, places will be offered based on audition and interview. This group will allow you to develop your skills in a professional company, working with leading international performance artists, WNO Orchestra, directors, designers, stage managers and technician.

The production of Cheryomushki that was planned for 2021 has been postponed due to the Covid pandemic. We still plan to stage the opera from Summer 2022 and hope to announce details soon. Please check this page for further updates.



WNO Youth Opera bring the heat of protest to every inch of the hall in a vivid, stirring tribute to the late composer. The legacy of the late Peter Maxwell Davies, who died four months ago, could not have been better honoured in this brilliant production of his penultimate opera, Kommilitonen! by WNO Youth Opera. At once inspiring and appalling, and with an immediacy that was sometimes as brutal as the tyranny being portrayed, here was documentary opera at its most compelling

The Guardian

Supported by

WNO Partners
Gibbs Charitable Trust
Hodge Foundation
Paul & Marie Carson
The Seligman Gift