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Opera training: how to hit the high notes

If you want to train as an opera singer, Britain seems a good place to be based. In the 2017 listing by subject, QS World University Rankings placed Juilliard School in New York first in the new performing arts schools category but there were no fewer than three British conservatoires featured in the top 10.

The Royal College of Music is in second place, while the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland come joint third. Nine British universities, along with Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, are in the top 50.

So what are the available pathways for aspirant opera singers in Britain? …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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