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Thu May 5, 2016

Final days to apply: Maryland Lyric Opera (MDLO) Vocal Competition (over 20K in prizes!)

Final days to apply: Maryland Lyric Opera (MDLO) Vocal Competition (over 20K in prizes!)

Maryland Lyric Opera (MDLO) Vocal Competition 2016: DEADLINE EXTENDED!! MAY 8, 2016! Maryland Lyric Opera was praised by critics for remaining “true to its commitment to showcase the beauty of the human voice…” in its summer 2015 production of Roméo et Juliette, noting that its promotion of the individual voice enabled “…the sublime beauty of its singers’ voices to breathe fresh life into one of the most famous love stories ever written….” Maryland Lyric Opera seeks to encourage emerging artists to inject their personality and individual expression into every performance. Prizes: 1st: $10,000, 2nd: $7,500, Audience: $5,000, Remaining Finalists: $500. Judges include: Aprile Millo, Bradley Moore, Arianna Zuckerman, James Harp & MORE. Apply now.

Mon May 2, 2016

Internationally acclaimed faculty: Apply now for Complete Package Performer’s Singer’s Audition Boot Camp 2016

Internationally acclaimed faculty: Apply now for Complete Package Performer’s Singer’s Audition Boot Camp 2016

Complete Package Performer’s Singer’s Audition Boot Camp 2016 has gathered a team of internationally acclaimed teaching artists in beautiful San Francisco, CA August 15-21 for a special 7 day intensive packed with master classes, workshops, seminars and private sessions designed to help professional, emerging professional and advanced student singers succeed in their upcoming auditions. At the end of the week singers will perform their songs and arias in a concert and audition for a panel of casting professionals who will give feed back. Submissions are due June 1, 2016. Go to www.completepackageperformer.com for more information.

Fri Apr 29, 2016

8 Artists Needed - Scholarships Available!!!: Land of Enchantment Opera Institute 2016

8 Artists Needed - Scholarships Available!!!: Land of Enchantment Opera Institute 2016

At the heart of every great experience is passion – for a new culture, a new adventure, even a new way of expressing yourself. It’s about experiencing those moments that leave you feeling energized, enriched and renewed. And it’s about creating memories that will inspire you for a lifetime. Welcome to the Land of Enchantment Opera Summer Institute in Gallup, New Mexico, a city that celebrates Adventure, Steeped in Culture. Scholarships available for remaining roles as of April 2016! Apply now!

Wed Apr 27, 2016

Prague Summer Nights Festival in Prague this summer!

Prague Summer Nights Festival in Prague this summer!

Join an international cast, performing fully staged productions of Don Giovanni, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi in Prague this summer! Apply now for one of the few remaining spots in this summer’s festival. Still casting for Commendatore, chorus and covers for all major roles in Don Giovanni, directed by Sherrill Milnes, and performed fully staged w/orchestra at the Estates Theatre, where Mozart conducted the premier in 1787. Casting limited roles in Suor Angelica, including Badessa and Osmina and in Gianni Schicchi, including Nella, Betto and Marco. Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi are fully staged with orchestra in St. Simon & Jude Church. Please email John Nardolillo at director.prague@classicalmovements.com to see if applications are still be accepted for your voice type or instrument. Please email John Nardolillo at director.prague@classicalmovements.com to see if applications are still be accepted for your voice type or instrument. For more information, please go to our web site: www.praguesummernights.com

Mon Apr 25, 2016

Opera Experience Southeast 2016: Apply now!

Opera Experience Southeast 2016: Apply now!

Hey don’t just gather dust in a YAP chorus this Summer! Come join Opera Experience Southeast June 7th - 27th 2016, to sing a leading role in our fully staged public production of Madama Butterfly. Add another star to the crown of your performing credits and make valuable connections. Find out how the German house system really works and revamp your audition repertoire for success in Europe! Our 2016 Summer Program will be hosted in Rock Hill, SC from June 7 - June 27, 2016. We will choose approximately 14 singers to participate in an intensive 3-week performance and professional development program. Rehearsals will be interspersed with individual coaching sessions, master classes and career development/mentoring with OES Company and Guest Experts: Thor Eckert, professional Development Coach at AVA, Kathryn Wright, International Vocal Coach and Prompter, Lawrence Bakst, International tenor and John Fowler, International Tenor. Our mainstage production will be Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Performances will be held at Sun City Carolina Lakes Ballroom Theater, Fort Mill, SC, June 25th and June 26th, 2016. APPLICATION DEADLINE May 5th!

Fri Apr 22, 2016

Top training in Sicily: Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival 2016

Top training in Sicily: Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival 2016

Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival is The Premiere Summer Opera Program for opera singers. 6 weeks of intensive study and performing, single room, all meals provided every day, tourism weekly, laundry service - all included. Operas being produced: La Traviata, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi (full productions with orchestra). Conductors are from Metropolitan Opera of NYC. Offering the best in vocal training, with daily voice lessons (Teachers: Nelly Miricioiu, Eric Dubin, Jack LiVigni, and guest teachers Mariella Devia, Jennifer Larmore, Tanja Baumgartner). Daily coachings, and dramatic coaching. Guest coaches David Gowland, director Young Artist Program Royal Opera Covent Garden London, and Laurent Philippe internationally renown vocal coach. June 26 – August 7, 2016.

Thu Apr 21, 2016

Deadline TOMORROW! The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera

Deadline TOMORROW! The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera

Last days to apply to the Institute of Women Conductors! Women conductors from around the world are invited to apply to the second residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute of Women Conductors (IWC) at The Dallas Opera, a unique program designed to further the careers of distinctively talented female conductors. Accomplished female singers, opera coaches, composers, accompanists and instrumentalists with established careers looking to move into conducting are also encouraged to apply. While successful applicants will generally be 40 and under years old, there is no strict age cutoff. Hands-on conducting opportunities with the full Dallas Opera Orchestra; master classes with TDO's Principal Guest Conductor, Nicole Paiement and Italian maestro Carlo Montanaro. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2016.

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