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Sun Feb 26, 2017

Deadline March 10: OCAVA-in-Rome Summer Program 2017

Deadline March 10: OCAVA-in-Rome Summer Program 2017

Application deadline - March 10, 2017. Following the great success from the previous four years, OCAVA announces the 5th OCAVA-in-Rome 2017 Summer Program for singers in Rome, Italy. The young vocal artists from the United States and abroad will come to Rome to work with an internationally renowned faculty on this intensive 3-week program that combines daily voice lessons and Italian language classes, weekly master classes, lectures/workshops, group discussions, and three public concerts. This 3-week program is open to high school and college students/graduates, and accomplished amateurs who want to develop performance skills, improve vocal technique, and actively participate in music making and performances in a highly professional atmosphere.

Sat Feb 25, 2017

Boutique training in the glorious Rhine valley: Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy 2017!

Boutique training in the glorious Rhine valley: Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy 2017!

Get the individual, honest, expert and deal-breaking feedback of prominent European casting directors by participating in our Opera Audition Training Programs! Boutique, short, intensive, affordable (€1050) summer programs in the heart of Germany’s gorgeous Rhine valley. Our dates may be easily combined with many other summer programs. Houses and festivals in attendance: Aix-en-Provence, Baden-Baden, Zürich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Saarbrücken, Mainz, Gießen, Krefeld-Mönchengladbach and Freiburg. Our Opera programs are best suitable for emerging and professional artists, ages 24 and up. Young singers may apply to our Studio for Developing Voices (opera, oratorio and art song).

Fri Feb 24, 2017

Learn What You Love! Music Academy International 2017

Learn What You Love! Music Academy International 2017

MAI is an Internationally renowned young artist performance festival in Italy. Young artists perform leading roles in staged operas with orchestra. The focus is on professional development and ’training through performance’. Training includes Master Classes, Staged Opera, Voice Lessons, Vocal Coaching, Language Classes, & Dramatic Interpretation. 2017 Productions include DON GIOVANNI, TURN OF THE SCREW, RINALDO, and CENDRILLON. Young artists work with world-class resident faculty artists from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Paris Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, MSM, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Dutch National Opera Academy. Artist management and career consultations given by David Blackburn from NYIOP, and Mitchell Piper from Piper Anselmi Artists Management. Housing is included with your tuition at the 4 STAR Boutique Hotel Orsingher with daily breakfast & lunch.

Thu Feb 23, 2017

Taos Opera Institute 2017: Apply now!

Taos Opera Institute 2017: Apply now!

Taos Opera Institute is a month-long intensive program designed to bridge the gap between academia and apprenticeships for the emerging young vocal artist. TOI was founded in 2007 we are taking applications for our 10th season! Our philosophy focuses on integrating and improving your technique, your physical and mental well being, and your artistry. 28 singers will be chosen to participate in interactive sessions with distinguished guests and professional artists, focusing on competition psychology, performance anxiety, audition strategies, stage deportment, dramatic interpretation and vocal stability. The serene European-like TOI mountain setting is the perfect place to explore yourself as a singer and performer.

Wed Feb 22, 2017

One week left to apply - Berlin Opera Academy

One week left to apply - Berlin Opera Academy

Experience singing a role in the German Opera System with the Berlin Opera Academy - led by actively performing conductors, singers and directors from the MET, Opéra national de Paris & Staatsoper Berlin. Singers at BOA participate in a four-week intensive opera program in Europe's Opera Capitol: 2017 Productions: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Le Nozze di Figaro, Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi Agent Masterclass & Auditions - “How to get Hired in Germany” Audition for Local Opera Companies for feedback & employment opportunities Lessons, Masterclasses & Coachings Opera Gala German Language Class & Immersion Acting, Career, and Movement Workshops Live & Rehearse in Europe’s Opera Capital Apply online www.berlinoperaacademy.com

Tue Feb 21, 2017

New from Canto de las Américas: Study with the Masters 2017

New from Canto de las Américas: Study with the Masters 2017

STUDY WITH THE MASTERS SUMMER 2017 is an intensive 2-week workshop for classical singers ages 18 & above. Past participants have come from Australia, Canada, France, Trinidad & Tobago, the Dominican Republic, & across the US. Master instructors Soprano Verónica Villarroel & tenor Francisco Casanova possess the expertise & human touch to bring out the personal best in each participant. You too can share in their years of unequaled experience and study vocal technique & interpretation from those who know what it takes to make it to the top, sharing in their insights on what it takes to succeed in opera, from Bel Canto, to Verdian style & Verismo. The opportunity to train with such world-renowned masters is invaluable to today's young artists.

Mon Feb 20, 2017

$40K+ and top house performance prizes: Sonora International Opera Competition Francisco Araiza!

$40K+ and top house performance prizes: Sonora International Opera Competition Francisco Araiza!

The Sonora International Opera Competition Francisco Araiza is striving to become an important stepping stone in the careers of up and coming opera singers from around the world, recognizing Francisco Araiza, one of Mexico’s most respected tenors and featuring over $40,000 dollars in prize money plus spectacular performance prizes, auditions at top houses, tuition-free training and artistic management. The finals will be carried out during the 15th edition of the Pitic International Festival, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, from May 25-30, 2017; preliminary auditions in various cities worldwide.

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