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Wed Nov 14, 2018

Deadlines approaching: Opera NEO 2019

Deadlines approaching: Opera NEO 2019

Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival and Workshop 2019: Deadline approaching: New York/Boston/Washington DC/Greensboro/Tallahassee! Tired of trying to fit the mold? Spend a summer discovering what makes you a unique artist! Join us in beautiful San Diego to find inspiration, grow, learn, network, and make great music. Opera NEO is created for the next generation of opera singers to prepare and inspire them to perform at the highest level. We provide individual attention and a welcoming community for safe exploration. All participants sing a role in one of our three fully-staged, single-cast opera productions with professional orchestra. Additional performance opportunities are offered in a Cabaret (scenes program), concerts, and other community events. Be a part of this intensive opera workshop for the 21st century artist! Deadlines & audition info: operaneo.com

Tue Nov 13, 2018

Over $75K in prizes and awards: The 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition

Over $75K in prizes and awards: The 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition

The 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition is now accepting applications! 1st Prize - $20,000 • 2nd Prize - $15,000 • 3rd Prize – $10,000 • Total prizes and awards will exceed $75,000. Complete eligibility, guidelines, and tips for contestants available at kwf.org/LLC. Founded in 1998 to celebrate the centenary of Lotte Lenya’s birth, the competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in wide ranging theatrical repertoire, with a focus on the works of Kurt Weill. Since its inception, the LLC has grown into an internationally recognized leader in identifying and nurturing the next generation of “total-package performers” (Opera News) and rising stars in both the opera and musical theater worlds.

Mon Nov 12, 2018

Terrific training and performance opportunity: Russian Opera Workshop 2019

Terrific training and performance opportunity: Russian Opera Workshop 2019

RUSSIAN OPERA WORKSHOP 2019: “...perhaps the preeminent expositor of the Russian vocal repertoire in America.” (BROADWAY WORLD). AUDITIONS - Free to apply. http://www.russianoperaworkshop.com/ LIVE - Dec. 12, one day only at AVA in Philadelphia - Apply by Dec. 1, 2018. ONLINE - Submit video by March 15, 2019. TCHAIKOVSKY OPERAS - Major roles. Plan ahead. Iolanta | June 3 - 27. The Maid of Orleans (Joan of Arc) | July 8 - August 1. Artists take daily Russian language classes and perform in master classes, Russian Romances concerts, and operas. VOCAL MASTER CLASSES: Angela Meade, Bryan Hymel, Benita Valente, Sally Wolf. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Thor Eckert, Academy of Vocal Arts, Sandra Hormozi, Encompass Arts.

Sun Nov 11, 2018

Deadlines approaching: Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season

Deadlines approaching: Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season

Auditions for Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season are coming up quickly! Come join us next summer as we perform Wagner's The Valkyrie, two operas by Mr. Fred Rogers, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Richard Strauss's The Love of Danae! "What attracted me to Pittsburgh Festival Opera was their emphasis on storytelling and audience inclusivity. The modern English translations break the barrier between performer and audience member, allowing for much more visceral theatrical experiences. Not only is Pittsburgh Festival Opera a forward-thinking, intimate opera company, it is a safe and nurturing environment filled with kind and supportive colleagues who genuinely want the best for each other." -Nicolette Mavroleon, 2018

Sat Nov 10, 2018

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019: Apply now!

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019: Apply now!

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019, 25 years celebrating. ILA will be again in the amazing city of Vicenza, just twenty-minutes from Venice by train. Likewise, rehearsals, lessons and performances will be held in the air-conditioned facilities and incredible stage of the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza! Intensive training in singing, Italian diction, masterclasses, voice lessons and daily Italian language instruction. You'll sing in a fully staged opera production, and have the opportunity to audition for agents. Positions available for Singers, Conductors and Orchestra. Apply now at: www.internationallyricacademy.com

Fri Nov 9, 2018

Your career starts here: Nicola Martinucci International Voice Competition 2019

Your career starts here: Nicola Martinucci International Voice Competition 2019

Nicola Martinucci International Voice Competition was created to grow and encourage new generations of Opera Singers. Competition will take place in Lucca, Italy June 27, 28, 29, 2019. Judges: Nicola Martinucci, Honorary President; Michel Beaulac, Opera de Montreal; David Bennett, San Diego Opera; Giancarlo Del Monaco, Director; Francesca Condeluci, Columbia Artists - CAMI; Claudio Ferri, Royal Artists Management; Mauro Gabrieli, Teatro Comunale di Bologna; James Meena, Opera Carolina; Aldo Tarabella, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca; Melissa Wegner, Metropolitan Opera New York. May 22, 2019 is the Application Deadline. Check for Prizes, info and to apply at: http://www.martinuccicompetition.com

Thu Nov 8, 2018

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2019: November audition deadline approaching!

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2019: November audition deadline approaching!

The application deadline for the November Auditions for the 2019 Manhattan Opera Studio is approaching. Apply NOW! The MOS Summer Festival is the first Summer Program of its kind in Manhattan. All the selected singers will have the opportunity to perform a fully staged opera with orchestra. Selected singers will participate in an aria and opera scenes concert at Carnegie Hall, masterclasses with some of the most prestigious agents of New York City, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, and coachings in music and diction.On our 7th anniversary, we are happy to introduce the Wagner Division. This Division will be focused on the development of young Wagnerian voices.

Wed Nov 7, 2018

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter Session: Deadline November 30

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter Session: Deadline November 30

DIE FLEDERMAUS: January 13 – February 11, 2019. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Lyric Opera Studio Weimar is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system. Participants will sing a full role in Die Fledermaus with professional chamber orchestra. Now in our twelfth year, we offer intensive training in singing, movement, rehearsal process and role study, master classes, individual lessons, stagecraft instruction, and daily German language training. Also included are sessions on audition techniques, career management and opportunities to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available! www.lyricoperastudioweimar.com

Tue Nov 6, 2018

Great training in Miami Beach: Miami Music Festival 2019

Great training in Miami Beach: Miami Music Festival 2019

Spend your summer in Miami's notorious South-Beach as the Miami Music Festival moves to Miami Beach for the summer of 2019! While enjoying the white sands and blue waters in Miami Beach's Art Deco District, you will perform a role in large-scale opera productions with full orchestra and sharpen your craft with individual instruction with prominent voice faculty, coaches, conductors and directors. MMF 2019 includes productions include: Mozart- The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Muhly- Dark Sisters, Golijov- Ainadamar, Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Lully- Armide with additional performance opportunities in opera scenes programs, aria evenings, musical theatre, and Zarzuela.

Mon Nov 5, 2018

Prague Summer Nights 2019: apply now!

Prague Summer Nights 2019: apply now!

In 2019, Prague Summer Nights Festival will return to the historic Estates Theater with fully-staged productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro. Performances will be given with orchestra on the famous Josef Svoboda sets, and will feature professional costumes from the Czech National Opera. Singers will participate in an opera scenes program, featuring scenes from Czech operas by Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček, and will sing in a cabaret at a famous Prague jazz club. In addition to preparing the opera, singers will have coachings, lessons and masterclasses with PSN faculty and visiting guest clinicians. Apply online and audition to perform on the stage where Mozart himself conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787.

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