Since the inception of the MMus Opera programme in 1994, students have come from all over the world to study in Glasgow and, of course, many have since forged international careers and are therefore now to be found singing on the international opera stage. The most common immediate destinations are:
- Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Programme
- Opera Studios/Young Artist Programmes in Europe (Strasbourg, Berlin, Zurich, Munich)
- Equivalent UK-based destinations ie The National Opera Studio/Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Recent graduates have been offered places on the Covent Garden Jette Parker scheme, the National Opera Studio, the Welsh International Academy of Voice, the International Opera Studio Staatsoper Berlin, the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, Opera Studio Bregenz Festival, the Verbier Academy, as well as contracts in fully professional houses including the Royal Opera House, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera and Royal Opera Den Norske.
Graduate Catriona Morison won the Cardiff Singer of the World Main Prize and Joint Song Prize (2017).
Recent graduate and winner of the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition (2017), Svetlina Stoyanva, has made her debut at the Vienna State Opera and La Scala Milan within three years of graduating.
Anush Hovannisyan (pictured right) has recently made her debut as Musetta at Covent Garden.
Multiple graduates have been involved in the Scottish Opera Emerging Artists programme, including Arthur Bruce, Mark Nathan and Charlie Drummond.
Lauren Young is performing in English National Opera’s 2021 performance of Wagner’s The Valkyrie.