Emerging Artists 2014-15


Supported by The Robertson Scholarship Trust, The John Mather Charitable Trust, The Leverhulme Trust and Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists Benefactors


Scottish Opera has a long history of developing talent; from performance to the creation of new work, we’ve always seen our duty to the future of opera in Scotland as an integral part of our activity. Our Emerging Artists programme gives young artists the opportunity of a lifetime – a period of full-time work with the Company to help them launch their careers. Initially set up in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to nurture outstanding young singers, the programme now also includes positions for a director, a repetiteur and a costume trainee.


Our Emerging Artist singers have performed in several of our operas this season, including Anamchara - Songs of Friendship and Macbeth. They will also perform in Jenůfa this April. 


Our Emerging Artist director co-directed Anamchara – Songs of Friendship in July, and assisted on La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in the Autumn.


Soprano Rosalind Coad (supported by The John Mather Charitable Trust)
Mezzo-soprano Laura Margaret Smith (supported by The Robertson

Scholarship Trust)
Director Lissa Lorenzo
Repetiteur Soojeong Joo
Costume trainee Charlotte Campbell (supported by The Leverhulme Trust)

Composer in Residence Lliam Paterson (supported by the H R Creswick Charitable Trust)


Our Emerging Artists Benefactors are investing in the future of talented young artists in Scotland. To join them, call 0141 242 0593.

Developing New Talent

From student writers and composers to the next generation of singers - we're looking to the future of opera.