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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.

Sun Oct 13, 2019

National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition: deadline October 15!

National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition: deadline October 15!

Apply now to the National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, the finals of which will be held January 11, 2020, in Cleveland. $8,500 will be awarded in two divisions: Scholarship (ages 18-24) and Artist (ages 25-40). Application deadline is October 15. Visit https://www.noa.org/competitions/vocal-competition.html for complete details and to apply!

Sat Oct 12, 2019

The 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup - deadline approaching!

The 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup - deadline approaching!

Just over a week to go until applications close for the second Glyndebourne Opera Cup. Don't miss this opportunity to take part in this renowned international competition for opera singers. Glyndebourne’s major new international singing competition returns in 2020 with a renewed commitment to supporting diversity in opera. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup – the international competition for opera singers is designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers around the world, offering a top prize of £15,000 and a guaranteed role at a leading international opera house. The final will once again be broadcast live on Sky Arts on 7 March 2020 and is produced by Factory Films.

Fri Oct 11, 2019

Be mentored by living legends: The Verbier Festival Academy 2020

Be mentored by living legends: The Verbier Festival Academy 2020

The Verbier Festival Academy’s Atelier Lyrique is unique among voice programmes in Europe. Singers are accepted for either or both of the Atelier’s Opera and/or Song Programmes. They are mentored by living legends of opera and art song performance, among them in 2020 are Brigitte Fassbaender, Barbara Frittoli and Thomas Quasthoff. Singers also work with and are coached by collaborative pianists and vocal coaches Caroline Dowdle and James Baillieu, who lead the Opera and Song Programmes respectively. During their three weeks in Verbier, singers prepare for song recital performances and a semi-staged opera performance with orchestra. The featured opera in 2020 is Puccini's La Bohème.

Thu Oct 10, 2019

Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program 20-21: deadline approaching!

Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program 20-21: deadline approaching!

DEADLINE APPROACHING! At Opera Colorado, we believe the key to mastering your craft is through performance, not constant rehearsal. Each member of the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program has the incredible opportunity to sing all over the state of Colorado in touring productions, sing supporting roles and cover leading roles with one of the premier opera companies in the U.S., as well as receive individual coaching with world-class directors, conductors and singers to further their growth. Housing in beautiful Denver, CO is provided and competitive pay gives each Artist in Residence the opportunity to enjoy Colorado to the fullest. Apply today; this opportunity only comes along once a year! Application deadline: October 15, 2019.

Wed Oct 9, 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!

Tue Oct 8, 2019

Deadline December 2: Dutch National Opera Academy 20-22!

Deadline December 2: Dutch National Opera Academy 20-22!

The Dutch National Opera Academy is a two-year master programme (120 ECTS) for highly motivated young opera singers focusing on the integration of the vocal, musical, dramatic and physical components of performing opera. DNOA graduates receive a Master of Music diploma and are trained to be creative, flexible and resilient artists who are equal to the many challenges of a professional career in opera. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019.

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