National Opera Studio

Transforming an historic building into a centre for operatic excellence

The National Opera Studio has commissioned Beep Studio to propose a programme of refurbishment works for its centre of operations in Wandsworth, South West London.

The project aims:
•    To encourage a culture of creativity
•    To open up spaces for wider use
•    To attract the best students and staff
•    To reflect and enhance their work

NOS provides the highest quality professional training for singers and ‘répétiteurs’ - operatic accompanists. Places are highly contested, with 16 successful candidates selected from hundreds of applicants. An intense training programme reflects the environment of the professional opera world, and many NOS-trained artists have gone on to build successful international careers.

Beep’s proposal refocuses the life of NOS by creating pleasant communal spaces for staff and students alike, activated and enhanced by the life of the Studio, and by the visual culture of the operatic world beyond.

Small details refer to the grandeur of the classical Opera House, whilst discarded backcloths take on new life as wall coverings, adding drama to back-of-house spaces.

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