APPLY BY SEPT 30! Festival Napa Valley's Manetti Shrem Opera Program is a tuition-free intensive opera training program offering advanced study and performance opportunities for vocalists and pianists from college to recent graduates in the idyllic setting of Napa Valley. Participants will study under the guidance of renowned faculty, guest artists, conductors and soloists. Performance opportunities include a semi-staged opera scenes performance with orchestra, a fully-staged opera performance (Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail), recitals, and more! Tuition: $0. Application fee: $65. Housing: Single hotel rooms provided. Registration Deposit: $365 (refunded upon arrival in Napa). Average of two meals per day provided. $500 travel stipend provided.
New York Dramatic Voices is excited to announce our 2024 Wagner Winter Intensive. Each artist will work with stage director, Laura Alley (SFO, NYCO), music director, Matthew Lobaugh (WNO, LA Opera), and masterclass technician, Adrienne Boris (UIA); culminating in a staged public performance in the heart of Manhattan. This Winter's repertoire will be Das Rheingold, Scene 1, Parsifal, Act II, Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2. Each artist receives professional video of their performance. Program runs January 2-14. Application deadline is October 10, 2023. Visit www.newyorkdramaticvoices.com/auditions for more information.
Record a piece of your choosing with professional orchestra! OFP is the only program of its kind, offering exclusive training, performance and professional development opportunities to international soloists. Apply today to join Opernfest Prague in 2024! FEATURES INCLUDE: Solo Recording with Professional Orchestra; Exclusive House Auditions; Individualized Training; HD Video, Photo, and Media Resources. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CONTRACTS: All Voice Fellows have the potential to be offered professional contracts, with OFP's collaborating houses. For additional information, follow OFP on Instagram or visit: opernfestprague.com
Charlotte (NC), June 9 - July 6 / Vicenza (Italy), July 7 - August 4 International Lyric Academy is celebrating 30 years of success by partnering again with Opera Carolina. In 2024, ILA will offer programs in USA & Italy. Participants from across the world receive professional coachings, voice lessons, masterclasses, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in 2 fully staged performances of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica by G. Puccini, in Charlotte and in 2 fully staged performances of The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart, in Vicenza, Italy. Beethoven IX Symphony special for Chorus and Soloists program. Make a direct jump from being a full-time student to launching a full-time professional career. Please visit www.internationallyricacademy.com
The next summer course of the INTERNATIONAL BELCANTO ACADEMY will take place in Theater Het Lichtruim in Bilthoven and will last three weeks. In addition to intensive vocal and scenic training, the program consists of rehearsals for the performance of DON GIOVANNI by W.A. Mozart. Because we will be working with two casts, the opera will be performed twice. We prefer to work with singers who not only sing well but are also interested in creating a convincing character. The theater expects a fully professional production. The course is scheduled in the period from 4 to 25 August 2024. The participation fee is € 1800 including and € 1600 excluding lodging. http://internationalbelcantoacademy.com/summer-course/application-form
Now in its 10th year, participants and winners of the John Alexander National Vocal Competition have gone on to enjoy successful careers in opera and musical theatre. It’s a chance to sing for some of the leading casting and stage directors, win cash prizes, and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Eight finalists are chosen from virtual auditions, and invited to perform at the “Vibrations” National Winners Concert on February 19, 2024 in Jackson, MS. Final prizes and placements will be announced at the concert. Monetary prizes for First Place are $1,200, Second Place $900. Housing and travel to and from Jackson covered by Opera Mississippi. Winners are also considered for roles in upcoming Opera Mississippi productions.
Music Academy Lehrer Vocal Institute: June 8-August 4, 2024. Full-scholarship Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, CA. Life-changing opportunity to be immersed in inspiring training and numerous performances with the best of the best in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Fully-staged opera: Carmen; Art Song & Creative Projects; Public Masterclasses; Private Lessons; Chamber Music; Contemporary Music; Opera Scenes; Marilyn Horne Song Competition awarding $5,000 cash prize and recital; Diction Coaching; Movement class; Industry Day; Plus career seminars, Innovation Institute, wellness program, and community engagement. All just steps from the beach! Enrollment: 27 fellows (8-week residency) + 9 studio artists (3-week residency). Application deadline: October 15.
The application deadline for Teatro Nuovo's ground-breaking Young Artist program is Friday, September 15. We are seeking 25 to 30 skilled and ambitious Bel Canto singers to participate in the first modern production of Carolina Uccelli's "Anna di Resburgo" (1835) and an innovative revival of Bellini's "I Capuleti ed i Montecchi" (1830), collaborating with our world-renowned period-instrument orchestra in the immersive preparation process that the critics have called "transformative" (The Wall Street Journal), "spectacular" (Opera News), and "the way it should be done" (Financial Times).
The 9th annual German vocal competition seeks to offer support to rising professional singers. This year the finalists will sing one song in their native language along with two contrasting German selections. 1st Prize - $5,000; 2nd Prize - $4,000; 3rd Prize - $3,000; Finalist Awards - $2,000; Audience Favorite - $500. Applications are available on the competition website: Saengerbundawards.org Application deadline: November 15, 2023.
Deadline September 10! Palm Beach Opera has fast become one of the leading training centers for emerging artists. The 14 artists in the Benenson Young Artist and Bailey Apprentice Artist Programs work with a faculty comprised of the top voice teachers, directors, and vocal coaches in the industry, and perform alongside some of the world’s greatest artists in our mainstage productions. Alumni of recent seasons include two consecutive Laffont Competition Grand Finals Winners and three winners of the 2022 Operalia Competition, including Duke Kim, Alexandra Razskazoff, Therese Carmack, Anthony Ciaramitaro, Rob Watson, Sylvia D’Eramo, Meridian Prall, Rob Stahley, Chris Humbert, and Ian Rucker. Apply today to launch your career from our beautiful tropical paradise!
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