Final deadline March 1: Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer 2017!

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Jun 24 – Jul 21, 2017 DON GIOVANNI: Aug 2 – 28, 2017 Final Deadline: Mar 1, 2017 Now in its 10th year, LOSW is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system. We offer intensive training in singing, diction, movement, rehearsal process and role study, masterclasses, individual lessons, stagecraft instruction, & daily German language instruction. Students perform a role in a fully-staged opera, have sessions in audition techniques, career management and can audition for German state and private agents. Apply online:, scholarships available. No fee to apply.

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.

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

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.

$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.

Final deadline approaching: iSING! Festival in Suzhou, China 2017!

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.

Attention Tenors and Baritones: Opera Colorado Young Artist Program 2017-18

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!

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.

Be inspired by the Sicilian land and people: Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival 2017

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

International Lyric Academy in Rome & Viterbo (ILAR): Apply now for 2017!

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.

Spring into Song!: Art Song Preservation Society of New York 2017

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).

Exclusive experience in a breathtaking and historic setting: apply now for Vienna Summer Music Festival 2017

Come join us at the Vienna Summer Music Festival and study with renowned faculty from the Vienna State Opera such as Daniel Sarge, Anna Netrebko's vocal coach. Apply now to be considered for Mozart's Don Giovanni and VSMFs Music Theatre Showcase! The Vienna Summer Music Festival offers a wide range of exciting performance opportunities. These opportunities include vocal chamber music performances, house concerts, music theatre showcase, and a fully-staged production of Don Giovanni, where all roles are sung by Opera Institute vocalists, and led by distinguished conductors and directors. The Opera Institute gives singers the experience of performing professional-level opera on stage with a live orchestra.

FEBRUARY 15 DEADLINE for VIDEO APPLICANTS! Miami Music Festival 2017

FEBRUARY 15 DEADLINE for VIDEO APPLICANTS! Singers, Collaborative pianists, Pianists, Orchestra players, Conductors and Assistant Director positions available! Spend the summer in Miami performing a full role with orchestra! MMF is casting for mainstage productions of Les contes d’Hoffmann, The Cunning Little Vixen (in English), Le nozze di Figaro, and Dead Man Walking, along with Studio operas Suor Angelica and Roman Fever, by Robert Ward. Singers work closely with renowned faculty, conductors, directors, coaches, and voice teachers from the world's leading institutions including the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National, Houston Grand, Glimmerglass, and Florida Grand, among others.

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2017

The 6th Varna International Opera Academy, in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria: May 27 – June 27, 2017 Multi-Cast, Fully-Staged Productions with the Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Stara Zagora State Opera, Bulgaria Don Giovanni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (June 2- 27, 2017) The Tender Land, Aaron Copland (May 27-June 20, 2017) French Opera Orchestral Gala Mozart’s Requiem (May 27-June 7, 2017)- Soloist positions available! Partial scholarships to Bass singers available! Full details and application forms at:

Deadline February 28: Greve Opera Academy 2017!

Connecticut Lyric Opera is accepting applications for the 3rd season of their summer program in Italy, the Greve Opera Academy. Auditions will be held on March 3 in NYC; links to recordings may be submitted, but live auditions are strongly encouraged. This 4 week program running from June 12 - July 8 is designed for emerging professional artists and university level singers providing the opportunity to perform in two fully staged productions with orchestra - TOSCA and COSI FAN TUTTE. Additional instruction in Italian, professional development, acting and stagecraft are included along with an international vocal competition, while living in Greve-in-Chianti in the heart of Tuscany provides its own rewarding experiences.

Over $15K in Prizes: PARTNERS for the Arts 5th Annual Opera Awards Competition

PARTNERS for the Arts 5th Annual Opera Awards Competition: Application DEADLINE is approaching - February 17. As of 2017, all singers, whether or not under artist management, are invited to enter the Competition. The Competition will take place in the Washington D.C. area on April 7 and 8. Emerging Artist Awards – ages 25 to 35 - prizes ranging from $1,000 to $7,000. Promising Young Artist Awards – ages 21 to 24 - prizes ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Apply now!

Unique and intensive program in Munich: Apply by Feb 15 for the Bel Canto Summer Program 2017!

Bel Canto Summer Voice Program in Munich: Rare Opportunity to sing for German Agents and attend the MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL. Auditions: March, 2017 in NY–Toronto–Montreal. Deadline Feb. 15th, 2017, Or upload videos at Program July 6–July 30, 2017 The Bel Canto Summer Program offers young singers and collaborative pianists the opportunity to experience the musical and cultural riches of opera through study and performance in Munich, Germany. Located in the center of Munich, this program is for singers in all stages of vocal development who are aspiring to enter the professional theatre world.

Summer training in beautiful northern Michigan: Up North Vocal Institute 2017

Join us for our seventh summer season at UNVI 2017! Come work with world class faculty in one of America's most beautiful resort areas. Daily lessons, fitness, Alexander technique and Body Mapping, guest master classes, multiple weekly performances and a gala scenes program are all integral to our well respected training program. It's going to be another UNVIlievable summer at UNVI 2017 - apply now!

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2017

ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE! Don’t miss out!! The JTVA Vocal Competition welcomes exceptional singing in genres from opera, oratorio and art songs, to jazz, musical theater and cabaret standards. There are no specific age, education or residency requirements. Two levels of competition based on vocal experience are offered and ALL finalists receive a cash award. Awards total $20,000, as well as soloist performance opportunities with both the Oakland Symphony and the Masterworks Chorale in San Mateo. Applications will be accepted only until February 10, 2017.

Deadline February 15! Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia 2017

For three weeks this summer, aspiring young opera singers from around the world will come together to participate in a unique program that offers talented singers the opportunity to hone their technical skills with world-class faculty, gain valuable performance experience in a variety of settings, and learn how to build and maintain a career in opera. One of the unique features of the program is that participants have access to Berklee's state-of-the-art recording studios. Each participant will be able to record a limited number of arias/songs for their use in applications for graduate schools or young artist programs. Berklee’s engineers will master the recordings, and the selections will be coached and accompanied by our music staff. Deadline to Apply - February 15th!

Prague Summer Nights 2017: online applications due by February 1!

Live auditions for Prague Summer Nights 2017 are under way! Online applications are due by February 1st, 2017 and applications for live auditions will continue to be accepted until the date of the audition. Don't miss your chance to perform Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Le nozze di Figaro in Prague and the Mozarteum of Salzburg with American opera legend Sherrill Milnes! Participants will also take part in the opera scenes concert at Lichtenstein Palace and an aria recital at Oskara Nedbala Divadlo in Tabor, Czech Republic. 1 month, 3 cities, 18 performances...apply today!

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

Application deadline - FEBRUARY 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.

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program

Do you want voice training at the highest level in one of the world’s foremost temples of opera? The La Scala Academy of Lyric Opera is the choice for you! The program (tuition free!) hones your interpretation of opera and chamber repertoire through coaching in vocal scores, vocal technique and stage presence, body language techniques and physical expression under the guidance of artists of the caliber of Luciana D’Intino, Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra, Eva Mei and Gregory Kunde, to name a few. Concerts with orchestra or piano, opera productions at La Scala and tours in Italy and abroad are planned. Lessons in Italian for foreigners will also be provided and participants are given a monthly stipend! Application deadline: March 2, 2017.

Sulzbach-Rosenberg, InterHarmony International Music Festival 2017: Announcing Outstanding Guest Vocalist Christa Mayer

This year in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, InterHarmony International Music Festival announces its first Outstanding Guest Vocalist, world-class mezzo soprano Christa Mayer, who will be giving an open Vocal Master Class. A native of Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Mayer has been an ensemble member of the Saxon State Opera in Dresden since 2001, where her interpretation of Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried brought her international recognition. Upcoming engagements include Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, Mary in The Flying Dutchmen at the Bayreuth Festival. Guest performances in recent years have brought her to opera houses in Berlin, Munich, Venice, Florence, Bilbao, Barcelona, Sevilla und Tokyo. How to Apply:

Die Zauberflöte/Magic Flute in Seattle, WA - German Vocal Arts Institute's Summer Program 2017

GVAI is specialized in the German opera and art song repertoire, language and career development. It's a great program to add a full role with dialogues to your resume, perfect your German diction with native professionals and learn how to start your career (agencies, Fest contracts, opera houses, schools) with the help of a passionate faculty working currently in Germany and US. GVAI creates a nurturing environment. Beginners in German are welcome. If you want to sing your favorite role and a recital of Lieder, arias and operettas while enjoying the beautiful Seattle summer time, apply now. Roles are assigned on a rolling admissions basis.

Deadline approaching! Dutch National Opera Academy 2017-18

AUDITIONS: 3-6 March ’17 in Amsterdam. ‘A HIGH LEVEL PROGRAM FOR PROMISING YOUNG OPERA SINGERS’ DNOA is a two-year master program, for highly talented young opera singers in possession of a bachelor of music in voice. The course focuses on the integration of singing and acting. Therefore great technical mastery of the vocal instrument is essential. In fully staged opera productions, masterclasses, workshops and regular lessons DNOA students learn to be inventive singing actors who are well prepared for the many challenges of the professional field. DNOA is a joint master program of: Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) & Royal Conservatoire (KC) The Hague, and collaborates with DNO. More information? Visit WWW.OPERA-ACADEMY.NL

No application fee: Russian Opera Workshop 2017

Since 2011, Russian Opera Workshop “has become one of the treasures of the Philadelphia summer season” (Broad Street Review), and is "... perhaps the preeminent expositor of the Russian vocal repertoire in America ..." (BroadwayWorld) Summer Program 2017 includes Tchaikovsky’s THE QUEEN OF SPADES (Pique Dame) and Alexander Dargomyzhsky’s RUSALKA (a bel canto opera). Free to apply. Submit videos of two (2) contrasting arias, any language. Russian aria is NOT required. Act now. No application fee. Deadline: March 15, 2017. Visit -

Seeking a summer program in Italy or France? Apply now to Classic Lyric Arts 2017!

Application Deadline for the Classic Lyric Arts summer vocal programs in France and Italy is January 25. Apply now to be part of the CLA experience this summer. CLA France (June 6-27) and CLA Italy (July 23-Aug.17) offer young artists an immersion into the techniques and traditions of French and Italian opera and song through programs revealing the interconnection of music, language, culture and history. Visit our website to view videos and photos of our programs, to read testimonials from our students, and to find out why CLA is an essential part of a singer's journey: Auditions at the National Opera Center in NYC. More about the program:

TUITION FREE Professional Fellowship for Singers, Recital Fellowship for Singers and Pianists: SongFest 2017

Join the premier art song training program in the country for a magical month of song in beautiful sunny Los Angeles June 2 - July 1st. Now the Professional Fellowship is tuition free, and the Recital Fellowship provides tuition, housing, & meals. Faculty include: John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Susanne Mentzer, Sanford Sylvan, Bill McGraw and more! Five programs for singers and pianists at every level: the curriculum offers private lessons and coachings, daily master classes, at least two performance workshops guaranteed for each student, Alexander Technique, classes in singing/acting & producing your own recitals, and much more. Don't get lost in the opera chorus. Find your unique voice at SongFest this summer! Final deadline by recording: January 30!

Final deadline January 26 for live auditions! Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance 2017

Final deadline January 26 for February audition dates! Join our Prelude Family! Study and perform in New York City under the guidance of legendary soprano, Martina Arroyo and her accomplished staff. Dates are filling up so don't be left out! Prelude's 2017 operas are Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. We're TUITION FREE and offer STIPENDS ranging from $500-$2500 for principal singers and covers. Auditing is also available. Find out more! For photos, videos, reviews and alumni go to Good quality videos can also be accepted for audition.

Over $36K in awards! Apply now for the for the 2017 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

The Jensen Foundation is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition to be held May 15-20, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. Opera professionals who are 25-35 years of age can compete for their share of more than $36,000 in awards, including a $15,000 first place award. Applications are accepted through March 19, 2017 but evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply today!

Deadline approaching! 40th annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition

The 40th annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Application deadline February 1, 2017 by recording Semifinals April 1, 2017, New York City Finals Concert April 8, 2017 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Competition details and application: In 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world and is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing. $21,000 in cash prizes awarded!

Immerse yourself in Verona: Apply now for Opera Viva! 2017

Opera Viva! offers young singers, collaborative pianists and stage directors the opportunity to experience the musical and cultural riches of Italian opera through study and performance each summer in Verona, Italy. Students immerse themselves in a three-week comprehensive seminar with classroom and private instruction by a world-class faculty of voice teachers, vocal coaches, stage directors and career coaches. Opera Viva! is accepting applications for our 2017 sessions in Verona. Session I dates are June 18-July 9, 2017. Session II dates are July 16-August 6, 2017. Singers must submit their resume and a video of them performing 2 Italian arias. Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

Deadline Extended: SongFest 2017

Join the premier art song training program in the country for a magical month of song in beautiful sunny Los Angeles June 2 - July 1st. Faculty include: John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Susanne Mentzer, Sanford Sylvan, Bill McGraw and more! Five programs for singers and pianists at every level: the curriculum offers private lessons and coachings, daily master classes, at least two performance workshops guaranteed for each student, Alexander Technique, classes in singing/acting & producing your own recitals, and much more. Don't get lost in the opera chorus. Find your unique voice at SongFest this summer! Final recorded deadline: January 30.

Great training on the shores of Lake Michigan: Apply now for Bay View Music Festival 2017!

LIVE & RECORDED AUDITIONS FOR ROLES IN CARMEN, PIPPIN, SCENES/RECORDING INTENSIVE, OR AMERICAN SPIRITUALS INTENSIVE FOR EVERY ACCEPTED APPLICANT! Join us on the shores of Lake Michigan for a 6-week, 2-week, or 1-week opportunity to gain professional experience in one of the most exquisite Chautauqua settings in the world. Audition for a fully staged production of Bizet's Carmen in original language with orchestra; leading roles in a new production of Pippin; 2-week intensive including opera scenes, a recording session, and art song recital; OR American Spirituals Intensive with Everett McCorvey, Director of the National Chorale. Generous scholarships abound.
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