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Mon Nov 28, 2022

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2023: Apply today!

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2023: Apply today!

Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival celebrates a decade of bringing a uniquely powerful Summer program to opera performers and students.   Our coaching and conducting staff is composed of seasoned professionals from Covent Garden, Met, Vienna, and Frankfurt Opera houses.   Our scheduled operas: La Traviata, La Cenerentola, and Lucia di Lammermoor.   Unique to MOSF is “orchestra time.” Coach with orchestra as our conductors help you understand timing, dynamics, and legato in ways learned only on stage by actively performing singers.   Other programs promise a lot in 2 or 3 weeks. We transform you in 6 weeks for the same price. MOSF is superior in every way. It is the hardest and most rewarding learning experience you can have.   http://www.mediterraneanoperafestival.com/

Sun Nov 27, 2022

National Opera Studio's 2023/24 Global Talent Programme for singers and repetiteurs: apply now!

National Opera Studio's 2023/24 Global Talent Programme for singers and repetiteurs: apply now!

Applications are now open for singers and repetiteurs to join the National Opera Studio's 2023/24 Global Talent Programme. Training is completely free. Applications welcome from around the world. Work with world-renowned coaches. Partnerships with the six national opera companies in the UK (English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera). We take the utmost care to select singers with the greatest potential and provide them with a nine-month programme that includes, at its heart, exposure to a great range the skills needed to be an opera singer working at the highest level. Deadline: 1 December. Download our organisational brochure here: http://bitly.ws/wg5v

Sat Nov 26, 2022

Opernfest Prague 2023: Record with orchestra, in Prague's historic Smetana Hall!

Opernfest Prague 2023: Record with orchestra, in Prague's historic Smetana Hall!

Record a piece of your choosing with orchestra, in Prague's historic Smetana Hall! OFP is the only program of its kind, offering exclusive professional development opportunities to international soloists. Apply today to join Opernfest Prague in 2023! 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 Opernfest Prague on Instagram, or visit: opernfestprague.com.

Fri Nov 25, 2022

Come to Opera Lucca 2023: Deadline February 5!

Come to Opera Lucca 2023: Deadline February 5!

Opera Lucca is a summer festival for singers, pianists, and composers. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2023, June 10th through July 9th. This season we are casting roles in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi as well as in scenes from Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La bohème, La Traviata, and other bel canto, baroque, and dramatic repertoire. We specialize in teaching Italian opera through a focus on language immersion and expressive delivery of poetry. Our distinguished faculty are experts in operatic Italian. Host family stays are available to further improve conversational Italian beyond language classes. Applications are due February 5th, but early applications are strongly encouraged. Visit operalucca.org. 

Fri Nov 25, 2022

Chicago Summer Opera 2023: Deadlines coming up for Houston and New York!

Chicago Summer Opera 2023:  Deadlines coming up for Houston and New York!

Join us for Chicago Summer Opera’s 11th season! The program provides an opportunity for singers to develop their stage craft while performing in main stage operas. Every singer is assigned a role or a cover.  Dates: Session 1 June 20 - July 16, 2023; Session 2 July 18 - August 13, 2023. 2023 Season: Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart; Carmen, Bizet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten; Agrippina, Handel; The Turn of the Screw, Britten; Rinaldo, Handel. The Program: Voice Lessons, Coaching, Master Classes, Workshops, Opera performance with Orchestra or Cover run with piano. Audition Locations: Chicago, IL; Bloomington, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; New York, NY; *Recording.

Thu Nov 24, 2022

Deadline January 22: Dutch National Opera Academy 23-25!

Deadline January 22: Dutch National Opera Academy 23-25!

Described as the “Champion League in Arts Education'', the DNOA offers a bespoke programme in a unique and international environment. Benefiting from a comprehensive curriculum and several fully staged productions each season, DNOA singers are supported in developing a very clear sense of their own vocal and artistic identity, and how these attributes can best be united to meet market demands and expectations. Led by an international faculty, the DNOA enjoys close ties with the wider world of opera and is the ideal place to prepare for the transition from full-time education to the profession. Closing date: 22. January 2023. For more information, please see www.opera-academy.nl/apply/

Wed Nov 23, 2022

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer Studio 2023: Deadline 1 week away!

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer Studio 2023: Deadline 1 week away!

DON GIOVANNI – Jul 5 - 31, 2023. DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - Aug 8 – Sept 3, 2023. Preliminary Deadline Nov 30, 2022. 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 in historic Weimar - sing a role in a fully-staged opera, audition for agents, and immerse yourself in German language and culture. Our comprehensive program focuses on the German theatre system and offers intensive training in singing, diction, stagecraft and rehearsal process, masterclasses, individual lessons and daily German language classes, as well as audition and career management workshops. Our alums work in theatres all over Germany! Learn more and apply at www.lyricoperastudioweimar.com. Scholarships available.

Tue Nov 22, 2022

The Miami Music Festival 2023 Application Deadline January 15!

The Miami Music Festival 2023 Application Deadline January 15!

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.  2023 Productions: The Marriage of Figaro | Mozart. Hansel and Gretel | Humperdinck. L'enfant et les sortilèges | Ravel.  Gianni Schicchi | Puccini. L'incoronazione di Poppea | Monteverdi. Auditions live and by recording: deadline January 15, 2023.

Mon Nov 21, 2022

Unparalleled performance opportunities: Varna International Music Academy 2023

Unparalleled performance opportunities:  Varna International Music Academy 2023

Participants enrolled in Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) 2023 will receive in- depth music instruction from our expert faculty and will benefit from unparalleled performance opportunities alongside world-class master artists. The programs will take place in Varna, Bulgaria (Black Sea Coast), Northern Italy, and in South Carolina. Participants accepted into the Opera and Oratorio Program will perform principal or supporting roles in fully staged orchestral opera productions and choral-orchestral concerts. Repertoire: The Marriage of Figaro, W.A. Mozart; Tales of Hoffman, Jacques Offenbach; Street Scene, Kurt Weill; Suor Angelica, Puccini; The Impresario, Mozart; Mozart Requiem; Requiem Mass, Giuseppe Verdi. Apply today! www.VarnaMusicAcademy.org

Sun Nov 20, 2022

VAO Bodrum (Vocal Academy of Opera) 2023: Scholarships Available!

VAO Bodrum (Vocal Academy of Opera) 2023: Scholarships Available!

Set in the Turkish Aegean Coast with its beaches and historic sites, VAO Bodrum (Vocal Academy of Opera), is a unique boutique summer opera program that combines main stage role opportunities with one-on-one guidance by world class faculty that perform and conduct at major opera houses all over the world. At VAO Bodrum, your will receive specialized training which includes: diction, acting, yoga, business of music of master classes. Our productions this summer are Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro," Haydn's "La Canterina," and the premiere of the new opera "Cecè" by composer Cipriano. Plus, a musical cabaret, an anything BUT opera performances and opera scenes performances. ALL ROLES OPEN. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. Visit www.vaobodrum.com

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