About

For anyone wanting a performer’s eye view of opera, Opera Prelude is ideal: lecture demonstrations by professional singers offering engaging insights on repertory and technique
— Country Life Magazine

Opera Prelude exists because of how tough it can be for young singers in the early stages of their careers.

Unlike some programmes, we don’t charge a fee to become an Opera Prelude Young Artist. However we offer a great deal – mostly by creating fairly paid performance opportunities, something which can be surprisingly hard to come by as a young singer. These opportunities take the form of a year-round lecture series, recitals and our increasingly wide-ranging outreach programme.

We also offer bursaries and mini-grants to help our young artists.