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Wed Oct 23, 2019

Deadlines approaching: The Ohio Light Opera 2020

Deadlines approaching: The Ohio Light Opera 2020

For over 40 seasons, The Ohio Light Opera has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta and musical theater. This includes the complete Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, as well as the recognized treasures from the Viennese, French, Hungarian, German, and American repertoire. The 40 performing artists who make up the vocal ensemble are chosen for their abilities to perform and work at the highest level in all disciplines demanded by the company’s specialized repertoire. Application deadlines for singers for the 2020 Festival Season are approaching quickly. Deadlines vary by audition location with deadlines for major cities like New York and Chicago coming quickly.

Tue Oct 22, 2019

Apply now for Opera North 2020!

Apply now for Opera North 2020!

Opera North is now accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Resident Artist Program. The 2020 season includes productions of The Magic Flute (sung in English) and Turandot, along with concerts of opera arias and musical theater selections with orchestra. Performances take place at Lebanon Opera House as well as Blow-Me-Down Farm, the site of Opera North's new park for the arts developed in conjunction with the National Park Service. Resident Artists sing and/or cover leading and supporting roles in the 2020 season's productions alongside leading professionals in the field, and are featured in recitals, dinner cruises on Lake Sunapee, donor events, and more!

Mon Oct 21, 2019

Applications now open: Miami Music Festival 2020

Applications now open: Miami Music Festival 2020

Spend your summer in Miami's notorious South-Beach to attend Miami Music Festival! While enjoying the white sands and blue waters, you will perform a role with orchestra and sharpen your craft with individual instruction with prominent voice faculty, coaches, conductors, and directors. 2020 Productions: Carmen | Bizet; Cendrillon | Massenet; Into the Woods | Sondheim; Albert Herring | Britten; La Favola D’ Orfeo | Monteverdi; Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria | Monteverdi. Alumni have the opportunity to audition for the MMF Alumni Division. The Division gives a paid professional setting of full opera productions and community engagement concerts. The 2020 Alumni Production is Heggie's Out of Darkness, Two Remain this April.

Sun Oct 20, 2019

PREMIERE OPERA FOUNDATION + NYIOP | 2019 INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION & PROFESSIONAL CASTING AUDITIONS

PREMIERE OPERA FOUNDATION + NYIOP | 2019 INTERNATIONAL VOCAL COMPETITION & PROFESSIONAL CASTING AUDITIONS

SHARPEN YOUR OPERA KNIVES! No, not really! BUT don't miss your chance to show what you've got! PREMIERE OPERA FOUNDATION and NYIOP are teaming up to create the world's first International Vocal Competition and Professional Casting Audition all-in-one! PREMIERE's Vocal Competition with more than $25,000 worth in prizes with a $10,000 First Prize, plus NYIOP's Casting Auditions for real professional contracts! One Process - in New York City - and your chance to be heard by some of the most important international casting directors and esteemed operatic professionals ever assembled! Check out all the details and who you will sing for. EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE - October 25th! Apply Now!

Sat Oct 19, 2019

Auditions for the 2020 Manhattan Opera Studio: Apply now!

Auditions for the 2020 Manhattan Opera Studio: Apply now!

The Manhattan Opera Studio will be holding auditions for the 2020 Summer Festival. 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 the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the prestigious Lincoln Center, 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.

Fri Oct 18, 2019

Deadline one week away: Utah Opera's 2020-21 Resident Artist Program!

Deadline one week away: Utah Opera's 2020-21 Resident Artist Program!

Applications due in ONE WEEK for Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for Singers and Pianists! Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for singers and pianists provides an integral step between graduate studies and a career. Participants spend nine months on a paid residency with Utah Opera developing professional skills through mainstage performances with Utah Opera and Utah Symphony, coachings, workshops, yoga, and masterclass sessions. Resident Artists also travel throughout the state to perform in-school presentations and teach students about the art of opera. Don't miss your chance to apply for our outstanding performance and training opportunities in one of the most spectacular settings in North America!

Wed Oct 16, 2019

Announcing: The 2020 Finger Lakes Opera Tomita Young Artist Program

Announcing: The 2020 Finger Lakes Opera Tomita Young Artist Program

Finger Lakes Opera is pleased to announce auditions for the Tomita Young Artist program as part of Finger Lakes Opera’s 2020 festival season. Launched in 2017 by Artistic Director Gerard Floriano and named in honor of a pacesetting endowment gift, this highly selective, comprehensive training program provides participants with an individualized and participant-centered approach to developing talented singers and collaborative pianists in operatic career preparation. The Tomita Young Artist program offers up to 12 positions each year. Trainees will earn weekly stipends of $250 as well as accommodations while in residence.

Wed Oct 16, 2019

Festival of International Opera-Italia 2020: live auditions happening now!

Festival of International Opera-Italia 2020: live auditions happening now!

FIO ITALIA is a unique opportunity for young artists. Come spend five weeks immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Live in one of the most idyllic places in all of Italy. Learn the Italian language at Centro Studi Italiani. Work with internationally renowned professionals in an environment with opera singers from all parts of the world. Study voice and work with some of Italy's finest coaches. Receive knowledge from some of the most respected professionals in the business through masterclasses. Enjoy the many performance opportunities that FIO ITALIA offers. Our 2020 season features three opera productions – Verdi's Falstaff, Rossini's La Cenerentola, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea –, recitals and scenes concerts.

Tue Oct 15, 2019

Applications now open: International Lyric Academy 2020!

Applications now open: International Lyric Academy 2020!

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2020, 26 years celebrating, will be again in the amazing city of Vicenza, just twenty-minutes from Venice by train. Rehearsals, lessons and performances will be held in the air-conditioned facilities of the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza! Intensive training in singing, masterclasses, voice lessons and daily Italian language and diction instruction. You'll sing in a fully staged opera production of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica and Menotti's The old maid and the Thief, and have the opportunity to audition for agents. Opera Marathon with Orchestra (Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart) Positions available for Singers, Conductors, Orchestra. Apply now at: www.internationallyricacademy.com

Mon Oct 14, 2019

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Winter Session Studio: Deadline 9/30!

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Winter Session Studio: Deadline 9/30!

DON GIOVANNI - Jan 23-Feb 23, 2020: Deadline Sept 30, 2019. Are you ready to take the next step in building your career? Curious about what it takes to sing and live in Germany? Join us this winter - sing a role in Don Giovanni with professional orchestra, in the mainstage season of Theater Rudolstadt, audition for agents, and immerse yourself in German language and culture. Our program focuses on the German theater system and offers intensive training in singing, diction, stagecraft & rehearsal process, masterclasses, individual lessons & daily German language classes, as well as audition & career management workshops. Our alums work in theaters all over Germany! Apply at www.lyricoperastudioweimar.com. Scholarships available.

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