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Wed Sep 19, 2018

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2019-2021

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2019-2021

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, Gregory Kunde, to name a few. Concerts with orchestra or piano, festivals of chamber music 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: November 6, 2018

Mon Sep 17, 2018

Opera Saratoga 2019: Deadline extended to 9/20 due to storms

Opera Saratoga 2019: Deadline extended to 9/20 due to storms

Due to the severe storms on the east coast, Opera Saratoga has extended its Young Artist Program application deadline until Thursday, September 20th. Any artist who is displaced due to the storms may contact Laurie Rogers at lrogers@operasaratoga.org after they are able to safely return home. Opera Saratoga's 2019 season includes 3 operas: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti/Vernoy de St.Georges & Bayard); HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (Humperdinck/Wette) and the World Premiere of ELLEN WEST (Ricky Ian Gordon/Frank Bidart). Principal, supporting and cover role assignments are available for singers, along with opportunities for pianists/coaches, conductors and directors. Artists receive professional development opportunities throughout the summer, and will be featured in concerts and masterclasses. Auditions in NYC, Houston and Cincinnati.

Sat Sep 15, 2018

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019: September live auditions!

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019: September live auditions!

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. See the website for approaching live auditions in September and October. Apply now at: www.internationallyricacademy.com

Thu Sep 13, 2018

NYIOP International Young Artist Studio auditions: October 2018

NYIOP International Young Artist Studio auditions: October 2018

In today's opera world, being accepted as a member of an opera studio opens every door to a future career - NYIOP is about to show you those doors! From 5-7 October at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma we are bringing together a group of international Young Artist Programs to audition in ONCE PLACE! Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Salzburg Festival Young Singers Program, Festival Martina Franca, La Fabbrica di Roma, the National Opera Studio and the Studio of the World Famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow!! There has never been an opportunity like this in the opera world! Don't miss this chance to be discovered and begin your opera career training in one of the world's best young artist studios! Register NOW! Spaces are filling fast!

Wed Sep 12, 2018

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter and Summer Sessions: Apply Now!

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter and Summer Sessions: Apply Now!

DIE FLEDERMAUS Jan 13 – Feb 11, 2019; DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Jun 24 – Jul 22, 2019; LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Aug 4 – 30, 2019. Now in our 12th year, LOSW is a comprehensive 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, stagecraft and role study, masterclasses, individual lessons & daily German language classes. Perform a role in a fully-staged opera with chamber orchestra (Die Fledermaus) or piano and cembalo (Die Zauberflöte & Le Nozze di Figaro), learn audition techniques, career management & audition for German agents. No fee to apply; scholarships available; roles offered on rolling basis.

Fri Sep 7, 2018

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition 2018: Apply by October 1!

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition 2018: Apply by October 1!

Compete for cash prizes and solo roles in one of the nation's finest voice competitions! Past winners have gone on to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and more! Application Deadline: October 1st, 2018. Winners are awarded a cash prize. In addition, winners are offered an optional contract to sing an appropriate role and other performance opportunities during Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Season. All voice types are welcome to apply. Those possessing dramatic voices suitable for Wagner are especially encouraged. 2019 Season: The Valkyrie l R. Wagner, Die Liebe der Danae l R. Strauss, Additional To Be Announced.

Thu Sep 6, 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.

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