Opera Directing (Observership, Tristan und Isolde)

Work experience


Observership, Tristan und Isolde


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 Tristan und Isolde in which you will observe the rehearsal process to broaden your understanding of how an opera production is put on.


23rd March - 27th April, 2020 (with an induction on one Monday morning prior)


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, Wednesday 19th February


During week of 1st March (TBC)

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.