Experience Opportunity

Opera Directing (Observership, La traviata) - Work Expeience


Observership, La traviata


Staff Directors

Description of Department:

The Staff Directors office looks after the freelance Opera Directors, Assistant Directors, Choreographers and Fight Directors who come to work on our productions. We serve as the link between the Royal Opera House and the freelance artistic teams that come to work with us sharing production information with all the relevant people and departments.

Description of placement:

You will attend all of the rehearsals of La traviata in which you will observe the rehearsal process to broaden your understanding of how an opera production is put on.


28th November - 17th December, 2019 (with an induction on the morning of Monday 25th November)


48 hours per week, dependent on the rehearsal schedule.


Covent Garden

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Aged 18+

Selection Criteria:

Proven interest in theatre or opera directing.

The ability to read music is an advantage, but not essential.

An understanding of backstage theatre operations is an advantage.

Closing date:

8am, 25th October, 2019


Week of 4th November