twelve new arias for twelve young artists

National Opera Studio

in partnership with

Second Movement

in association with Librettists’ Network


To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the National Opera Studio has commissioned twelve composers and twelve librettists, to collaborate with the Studio’s Young Artists in the creation of twelve unique contemporary audition arias, which they can take forward into their professional careers. This project will give the Young Artists the rare opportunity of working as part of a creative team, and will give them a “birthday gift” which they can use for years to come.

All the arias will be given in specially ‘curated’ performances on June 14th and 15th at Hoxton Hall, a restored music hall in the heart of Shoreditch.

Second Movement is delighted to be working in partnership with The National Opera Studio on this unique commissioning project.

12 : 40 is generously supported by the Nicholas John Trust.

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