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Tue Mar 2, 2021

Russian Opera Workshop's Virtual Role Study Workshop for 2021: Apply now

Russian Opera Workshop's Virtual Role Study Workshop for 2021: Apply now

In 2021, Russian Opera Workshop continues as a Virtual Role Study Workshop. Auditions are not required and spots are limited. Apply today for popular Tchaikovsky standards Iolanta (June 7-18) and Eugene Onegin (July 5-16). In-person summer program returns in 2022. ABOUT: Russian Opera Workshop is a privately operated, independent program, located in summer residence at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia. Founded in 2011, by Ghenady Meirson (AVA, Curtis), the program is focused on one Russian opera per session, offering intensive language and vocal training, and public performances.

Mon Mar 1, 2021

Applications open TODAY: Schmidt Vocal Competition Undergraduate Awards 2021 (online)

Applications open TODAY: Schmidt Vocal Competition Undergraduate Awards 2021 (online)

Applications open TODAY (Mar 1) at 12:00pm ET!  Schmidt Vocal Arts is excited to announce its first competition for undergraduate singers: The Schmidt Vocal Competition Undergraduate Awards. This online competition will be held in April and May 2021, culminating in an online master class and livestreamed awards ceremony on May 22, 2021. SVC Undergraduate Awards will feature 4 WINNERS, each with a $5,000 cash award! Additional cash awards for Finalists and Encouragement. Applications will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. Final Round Adjudicators & Master Class Clinicians include: Afton Battle, General Director, Fort Worth Opera; Michael Heaston, Artistic Administrator, Metropolitan Opera; Richard Russell, Executive Director, Sarasota Opera.

Sat Feb 27, 2021

Festival of International Opera-Italia 2021 online program: no application fee!

Festival of International Opera-Italia 2021 online program: no application fee!

Announcing our FIO ITALIA’s 2021 online summer opera program from the safety of your home: an exciting and innovative opportunity! FIO ITALIA offers opera and opera scenes performances, Italian language classes, masterclasses, coaching sessions, voice lessons, webinars, professional advice from industry experts, cultural experiences of Italy, and much more! Some of our confirmed guests include Mariella Devia, Barbara Frittoli, and Lawrence Brownlee.  We are thrilled with the inventive ways we will present our online festival. Connect to some of the most outstanding opera professionals this summer. Join FIO ITALIA!  Also, check out our upcoming Winter Season in Urbania, Italy. 

Thu Feb 25, 2021

2021 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition: apply now!

2021 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition: apply now!

Apply Today for the 2021 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. The Jensen Foundation supports America’s most promising young opera professionals with its annual Vocal Competition. Singers compete for their share of $40,000 in awards, including a $15,000 First Place award. The 2021 Jensen Competition is 100% virtual. Our competition environment is well-organized and supportive. Preliminary judges choose twelve finalists, based on their video-auditions, and then Finals Judges, who are distinguished in the world of opera, choose winners based on video-auditions. After the competition, finalists may request feedback from the judges. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2021, so apply today!

Wed Feb 24, 2021

Apply by March 14: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2021

Apply by March 14: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2021

The Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) nurtures and mentors the development of talented high school singers who wish to pursue studies in music performance or education. The curriculum focuses on training singers to have a healthy technique, improved musicianship, and outstanding performance skills.   2021 Participants of SVI will receive: Master Classes or private coachings with distinguished guest faculty Denyce Graves (Metropolitan Opera), J.J. Penna (NEC/Juilliard), and Craig Terry (Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago); Private voice lessons and coachings with SVI Resident Faculty; Courses in Acting, Lyric Diction, Vocal Health, Alexander Technique, and more; Final performance is curated and performed with Craig Terry at the piano!

Tue Feb 23, 2021

Training through performance: Trentino Music Festival (Music Academy International) 2021

Training through performance: Trentino Music Festival (Music Academy International) 2021

Europe’s Premiere YAP combined with a major artist management firm to assure young artists every possible advantage in these challenging times. The Trentino Music Festival provides comprehensive training & exceptional performance opportunities. The focus is on professional development and ‘training through performance’. Young Artists sing leading & supporting roles in staged operas with orchestra, perform on gala concerts, and take part in daily master classes, voice lessons, and vocal coachings provided by world-class directors, conductors, vocal coaches, and voice teachers. Young Artists receive Business of the Art consultations and have the opportunity to audition for artist managers from the US and Europe. Learn What You Love In Italy!!

Fri Feb 19, 2021

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2021 - apply now!

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2021 - apply now!

Our application window is open! Are you the talented young singer we are looking for?  Apply now for the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2021! In addition to cash prizes, exposure to the music industry and exciting concert opportunities, the participants can look forward to masterclasses and extensive career guidance by internationally renowned experts. Six singers will perform arias and duets in the grand finale at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet on Friday 20 August 2021. Read more about the 2021 competition in the application form or on our website.

Thu Feb 18, 2021

Opernfest Prague: “(A) Revolutionary Young Artist Program”

Opernfest Prague: “(A) Revolutionary Young Artist Program”

“(A) Revolutionary Young Artist Program” - Operawire, 2021 2021 FEATURES INCLUDE: Solo Performance with Orchestra;  Exclusive House Auditions; International House Credit for Each Fellow; A-Level House Instructors;  Individualized Training; HD Photo & Video with Orchestra. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CONTRACTS: All Voice Fellows have the potential to be offered professional contracts, with OFP's collaborating Houses. SESSION 1 – July 11-18; SESSION 2 – July 25 - August 1; SESSION 3 – August 8-15. For additional information, follow Opernfest Prague on Instagram and Facebook, or visit: opernfestprague.com.

Mon Feb 15, 2021

Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) 2021: deadline 2/28!

Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) 2021: deadline 2/28!

Hurry! The application deadline is February 28th. Limited slots are avaliable due to the vast rollover of applications from the cancelled BIOA 2020.  Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) is an intensive top-rated summer program located in one of the most enchanting and vibrant cities in Italy. The most distinguished element of the Bologna International Opera Academy is that singers have the opportunity to be heard by and signed with opera industry professionals. Numerous artists from BIOA received professional contracts with opera houses and agencies. New for 2021: up to five young collaborative pianists to participate in the program under the guidance of Nicoletta Conti and Danielle Orlando to accompany our singers and to perform at the final concerts.

Sat Feb 13, 2021

Classic Lyric Arts 2021: apply today!

Classic Lyric Arts 2021: apply today!

Classic Lyric Arts 2021 features two intensive and immersive summer programs held in New Lebanon, NY. Participants receive daily coachings, rehearsals, and language classes with our esteemed European and American faculty. Session I - French Repertoire: 6/28 - 7/12 is dedicated to exploring the traditions and nuances of singing French opera and mélodie. Session II - Italian Repertoire: 7/26 - 8/9 develops skills of bel canto repertoire: lyric diction, phrasing, style, dramatic presentation, and the musical elements of the Italian language. Approximately 18 singers and 4 pianists will be accepted to each session. For more information on safety precautions, visit classiclyricarts.org/2021-programs.  Discover the artist that you are meant to be.

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