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.
iSING! is a one-of-a-kind international opera experience: • The only international opera training program in Asia for young vocalists to work with renowned professionals including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Bavarian State Opera, Opera Australia and China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts • Exposure to the growing modern Chinese opera scene and study of Mandarin as a lyric language • 4 orchestral concerts in state-of-the-art theaters in Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing • Full-scholarship program, including room and board and offering financial aid for international air travel Designed for graduate-level and pre-professional singers, the program is open to all nationalities. No prior knowledge of Mandarin is necessary.
TENORS AND BARITONES: Apply by April 20th for the Opera Colorado Young Artist Program! Do you feel like you spend more time preparing to perform than actually performing? At Opera Colorado, we believe the key to mastering your craft is through performance, not constant rehearsal. Each member of the Opera Colorado Young Artist Program has the incredible opportunity to sing all over the state of Colorado in touring productions, sing supporting roles and cover leading roles with one of the premier opera companies in the U.S., as well as receive individual coaching with world-class directors, conductors and singers to further their growth. Housing in beautiful Denver, CO is provided and competitive pay gives each Young Artist the opportunity to enjoy Colorado to the fullest. Apply by Apr 20 to be a part of this amazing company!
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.
Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival is the most advanced Summer intensive training program. Its coaching staff comprises professionals from the Met and Covent Garden. Advance your artistic and career goals in an unprecedented way. Operas include La Boheme and Barbiere di Siviglia (full productions) and Tosca (concert version). Take back to your voice teacher an advanced arsenal of technical and musical ideas to work on as you sort out technical ideas with world renowned voice training professionals. Be inspired by the Sicilian land and people. Visit us at http://Mediterraneanoperastudio.com/.
The Summer 2017 International Lyric Academy (ILAR) offers young musicians and singers from all nations an educational and performance opportunity in Tarquinia, Italy. During several intensive weeks (July 5-25), ILAR’s emerging artists receive professional coaching and voice lessons, and participate in a full range of master classes, individualized instruction, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in four performances of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by W.A. Mozart. Productions involve full opera scenes in costume with ILAR’s Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, artists participate in a special session dedicated to opera scenes from Donizetti, Verdi and Mozart along with the opportunity to study the roles with Italian coaches and maestros.
The Art Song Preservation Society is pleased to announce our 2017 Spring Into Art Song Festival taking place in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music! We are seeking singers as well as collaborative duos for our masterclasses. The spring event will be held from May 15-21 and will feature masterclasses and recitals with both emerging talent as well as professional artists like Mark Markham (pianist to famed American soprano, Jessye Norman), Thomas Grubb (author of Singing in French: A Manual of French Diction & French Vocal Repertoire), Thomas Muraco (Manhattan School of Music), Corradina Caporello (The Juilliard School) and Frank Daykin (author of Encyclopedia of French Song: Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc & Ravel).
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