Submit your Gerdine Young Artist audition application by Thursday, September 1st! NO FEE TO APPLY! The GYA program seeks to offer emerging young singers invaluable professional experience. In addition to choral responsibilities in the season, GYAs also sing supporting roles and/or cover leading and featured roles in mainstage productions. Gerdine Young Artists further enjoy extensive coaching, appear in solo settings in various educational outreach presentations, and participate in master classes with renowned artists. OTSL presents a concert of scenes, Center Stage, featuring participants of the program accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony under the direction of our Music Director, Stephen Lord.
Sarasota Opera (Florida) is currently accepting applications for its winter 2017 Apprentice Artists Program (January 10-March 26). After completing its 28 year-long Verdi Cycle last season, the company turns its attention to works never previously performed on its stage. For winter 2017, these operas are Poulenc’s DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES and Rossini’s THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS. The season is rounded out by Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY and Montemezzi’s THE LOVE OF THREE KINGS. In addition to performance opportunities, Apprentice Artists participate in coachings and masterclasses. Auditions are held in Sarasota, Chicago, and New York. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2016.
An exciting opportunity for singers to work on audition, competition and performance repertoire with world renowned artists and coaches, soprano Verónica Villarroel, tenor Francisco Chahin Casanova, Maestra Lucy Arner and Stage director Simón Saad, who have more than 100 years of accumulated expertise among them. Each one of them has been at work-- in companies ranging from the Metropolitan Opera, to the greatest theaters of the Americas, Asia and Europe--for well over a quarter century, not only as a voice teacher or a coach, but as a professional doing what our students want to do. To learn more about Canto de las Américas™ and our coaches, please visit http://belleartiny.com/cantodelasamericas.html
Applications are now open for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival, which will include 3 new productions: FALSTAFF (Verdi), ZÉMIRE ET AZOR (Grétry), and THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (Blitzstein). Principal, supporting and cover role assignments are available for singers, along with opportunities for pianists/coaches, conductors and directors. Artists will also receive professional development opportunities throughout the summer, and will be featured on a variety of concerts including SWAN SONGS (scenes from composers' final operas), BROADWAY IN THE 1930s (including music by Gershwin, Rogers, Weill and more); and WAND'RING MINSTRELS: A GILBERT & SULLIVAN CABARET.
Application deadline is next week (July 12)! OPERA America’s Career Blueprints for Singers provides you with the tools and confidence you need to take this audition season by storm! Guided every step of the way by a team of experts, you’ll receive new headshots (including makeup and hair styling), a 1-hour high-quality audio recording and a 30-minute HD digital video recording of audition material, plus valuable feedback from opera professionals, website design consultations, resume/bio advice, and practical tips from industry leaders on marketing and focusing your brand. Thanks to generous underwriting support, this 3-day program is available to OPERA America members for just $195 ($270 for non-members). Dates: Sept. 6–8 or 8–10, 2016, in NYC. Space is limited: Apply today!
Application deadline extended to July 1st to give singers a chance to finish their videos. Don't miss this summer's Academy and Festival, featuring MET stars the legendary George Shirley and Gail Dubinbaum Massaro and a team of amazing conductor-coaches including MET Conductor, Daniel Beckwith and Phoenix Opera Maestro John Massaro. Stage direction and dramatic interpretation with Marc Verzatt, Classical Singer Magazine's Stage Director of the Year. 12 intense days focusing on each singer as an individual. For Lieder, come work French with top coach, Mutsumi Moteki from U of Colorado and German repertoire Philipp Vogler (München Hochschule) and Kanako Nakagawa (Berlin Hans Eisler). Discover Your Potential in Sweden!
Enrollment is now open for admission of opera singers to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy / Opera di Firenze (Italy). The objective of the course is the advanced vocational training of opera singers, with the goal of favouring a solid beginning and advancement of the career. Young artists will be given the opportunity to attend lessons of highly qualified specialization, with the purpose of improving their technical, stylistic, interpretive and acting skills, and expanding cultural knowledge necessary to practice the profession. The course will run from November 2016 to June 2017, with a possible extension for work experience activities up to October 2017. Enrollment deadline: June 30, 2016.
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