Keep an eye out for when they re-open for the 2020 season in the autumn of 2019.


BYO’s summer season productions offer four positions for pianists who want to develop their skills as Repetiteurs: two for each production. Applicants should be at the start of their career, have a fluent keyboard technique as well as excellent sight-reading skills, and have some experience of working with singers and playing for opera rehearsals. Candidates should also have good interpersonal and communication skills.

Repetiteurs work with professional conductors during rehearsals, and with assistant conductors during cover rehearsals.

Repetiteurs’ responsibilities may include:

  • playing for music rehearsals, production rehearsals and stage/piano rehearsals
  • coaching singers in conjunction with professional vocal coaches and language coaches
  • playing continuo/keyboard instruments or musical effects in the pit or backstage during performances
  • conducting a backstage chorus, band or soloist at rehearsals and performances.


Financial matters:

BYO charges no fees. Every participant who gains a place on a summer season production benefits from a fully-funded placement, and is paid a small subsistence.

Accommodation in London can be provided for a limited number of successful applicants who do not have a London base and would otherwise be unable to participate.