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Tue Sep 27, 2022

Renée Fleming’s SongStudio: one week left to apply!

Renée Fleming’s SongStudio: one week left to apply!

There's one week left to apply for Renée Fleming’s SongStudio at Carnegie Hall! Next January, join the renowned soprano for a free, weeklong workshop for emerging vocalists and collaborative pianists (ages 18–35) designed to renew and refresh the experience of the vocal recital. With the mentorship from leading musicians and other performing artists, participants will explore innovative approaches to both classic and current song repertoire, inviting new audiences to engage with the art form. International candidates are encouraged to apply and travel stipends are available.   Don’t miss this opportunity for one-on-one coaching, unparalleled mentorship, and the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall!  Learn more and apply at carnegiehall.org/SongStudio.

Fri Sep 23, 2022

Orpheus Vocal Competition 2023: Deadline 12/1!

Orpheus Vocal Competition 2023: Deadline 12/1!

Announcing the 2023 Orpheus Vocal Competition. You can view the announcement online here: https://orpheusvocal.com/2023-orpheus-vocal-competition-email-promotion/ There are 2 categories in Orpheus: • Young Artist: for ages 25-30; • Student: for ages 19-24. December 1st, 2022 is the Application Deadline. APPLY NOW - https://orpheusvocal.com The Orpheus Vocal Competition Finalists will be invited for an in person competition March 4th & 5th, 2023. Contestants will be informed of their acceptance by January 15th, 2023. This year the Society will be awarding grand prizes up to $3,000 for the Student Winner and up to $5,000 for the Young Artist Winner. Please contact Will Perkins (615) 904-8395 or the MTSU School of Music (615) 898-2694 for further assistance.

Wed Sep 21, 2022

The Ohio Light Opera 2023: Deadline October 23rd!

The Ohio Light Opera 2023: Deadline October 23rd!

For 43 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 30 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.  Our 2023 audition process includes BOTH in-person and virtual audition opportunities.  The application deadline for both options is October 23rd.

Mon Sep 19, 2022

GREAT NEWS FOR International Lyric Academy 2023!

GREAT NEWS FOR  International Lyric Academy 2023!

GREAT NEWS FOR ILA 2023! Charlotte (North Carolina), June 19 - July 9 / Vicenza (Italy), July 10 - 23 International Lyric Academy is celebrating 29 years of success by partnering with Opera Carolina. In 2023, ILA will offer a 5-week program that will start in Charlotte, NC on June 19 and continue in Vicenza, Italy. Participants from across the world receive professional coachings, voice lessons, masterclasses, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in 2 performances of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by W. A. Mozart (full Opera production) and in 2 performances of J. Offenbach’s LES CONTES D’ HOFFMANN (semi-staged production). Make a direct jump from being a full-time student to launching a full-time professional career.  Please visit www.internationallyricacademy.com

Sat Sep 17, 2022

WorldVision Opera Singers Contest: Deadline extended!

WorldVision Opera Singers Contest:  Deadline extended!

You still have a chance to apply for the WorldVision Opera Contest! Due to a large number of requests about preparing the contest video in time Contest moved the deadline for entries to NOVEMBER 15, 2022. The final concert will be taking place at the L'Auditorium di Milano (Milan, Italy) in June 2023 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano!  Total prize fund of the Contest - € 25 000. Worldvision has one of the largest jury boards where every single jury member is a treasure: Olga Peretyatko, Elisabeth Vidal, Chen Reiss, Andre Cognet, Anna Samuil, Hui He and many others. We advise you to submit your work as early as possible to have enough time to share your performance and start to receive votes & donations! https://wvopera.classic-at-home.com/

Fri Sep 16, 2022

Submissions for the Saengerbund Awards must be received by November 15, 2022!

Submissions for the Saengerbund Awards must be received by November 15, 2022!

The Saengerbund Awards are presented annually to rising professional singers who excel in the German repertoire.  The awards are not limited to American citizens.  Age limit:  21-32.  All travel expenses to Houston are paid by the Houston Saengerbund.  Finalists must appear in person at the Finals Concert on February 25, 2023. Deadline: November 15, 2022. 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

Thu Sep 15, 2022

Opera Project Columbus' Opera Academy 2022: apply now!

Opera Project Columbus' Opera Academy 2022: apply now!

Join Opera Project Columbus' Opera Academy as they present central Ohio’s only academy devoted to learning how to play in an opera orchestra and the finer points of playing in a pit orchestra. New this session is a voice division to enhance your operatic vocal skills. This program is designed for high school and college students (and exceptional middle school students). Under the direction of Hannah Minner, Dr. Marc Heeg, Beth Parker, and Aaron Schwartz. Session will culminate with a public performance. Sundays, October 2 - November 6; 1-4 pm all days; Ohio Dominican University - 1216 Sunbury Rd. Columbus, OH. Tuition: $300 (Special payment arrangements available upon request) For more information www.operaprojectcolumbus.com/operaacademy or contact Cynthia Ruccia at 614-371-4345.

Wed Sep 14, 2022

The 2023 Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival: apply today!

The 2023 Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival: apply today!

The MOS Summer Festival is the first Summer Program of its kind in Manhattan. The Summer Festival is a an intensive training and performance preparation program in which all the selected singers will have the opportunity to perform a fully staged opera with an orchestra. In addition, all singers will participate in an aria and opera scenes concert in Carnegie Hall. There will be masterclasses with some of the most renowned opera agents of New York City, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, and coachings in music and diction.

Mon Sep 12, 2022

Opera Naples Resident Artists Program: deadline September 20!

Opera Naples Resident Artists Program: deadline September 20!

The Opera Naples Resident Artist Program provides invaluable training and performance opportunities to emerging professionals in the beautiful setting of Naples, FL.  In the 2022-23 season, Resident Artists will perform principal and secondary roles in Romeo et Juliette, Carmen, Frida, and H.M.S. Pinafore.  Don't miss the September 20 deadline to apply!

Sun Sep 11, 2022

Lakeland Symphony Orchestra and Lakeland Opera: apply now for paid chorus auditions!

Lakeland Symphony Orchestra and Lakeland Opera: apply now for paid chorus auditions!

Looking for professional Chorus for the Opera Cavalleria Rusticana. More interested in knowing if you’ve sung the chorus with another company and/or would like to hear you sing just a little bit acappella. If you’re able to provide an accompanist in the zoom Audition that is perfectly acceptable. Auditions by zoom or FaceTime. Each audition will be set up based on your schedule and correspondence with Chorus coordinator.  Compensation: $500 to be paid at the end of the single performance on January 21st, 2023. If traveling from a distance, arrangements can be made to pay for gas and lodging as well. Course members will also be invited to Grand Reception. Contact Info: Text: 863-581-0000. Email: gsale@omsgroup.com, chorus coordinator: Greg Sale.

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