Adopt a Young Artist


At British Youth Opera we are committed to nurturing the next generation of operatic talent in all areas of work, regardless of circumstance.

Thanks to the kind help of individuals we are able operate a no fee policy, ensuring training and support is provided to those demonstrating talent and potential, not only those that can afford it.


''BYO gave me the opportunity to sing a title role (Don Giovanni, a staple for my voice type) in a new, fully staged production with a professional orchestra. This experience simply isn't obtainable anywhere else in the UK at an educational level. BYO also supported me when I ran into financial trouble halfway through the rehearsal period and I'll always be grateful for that. The opportunity to work with the directors and conductors on the BYO roster at no personal cost is a fantastic and very rare thing!''

Jake Muffett, Baritone (2017)


With a donation of £1,000 you can help cover the cost of one trainee position during the summer season. For a full list of names available to support please contact our Head of Development, Bethany Moore at or call on 020 7815 6093. 

We offer placements to singers, assistant conductors and repetiteurs; assistant directors, assistant designers, assistant lighting designers and costume assistants; and assistant production and stage managers.


Our thanks

As a thank you for your support we will invite you to a rehearsal and a private drinks reception where you can get to meet your trainee along with other cast and creative team members. Your support will also be acknowledged in our summer programme.