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Sat Sep 18, 2021

Opera Naples Resident Artists Program: deadline 1 week away!

Opera Naples Resident Artists Program: deadline 1 week away!

Don't miss the deadline to apply to Opera Naples Resident Artist Program! Apply by September 25 for this incredible program which provides extensive performing opportunities and invaluable training.    Occurring January 10 through March 20, 2022, Opera Naples' exciting season presents Tosca, Glory Denied, Pirates of Penzance, and On the Town.  Performed with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar, the Resident Artists will be prominently featured with each Artist cast in at least two principal roles as well as secondary roles. One-on-one coaching, masterclasses, educational outreach, and community concerts are additional components of the program.   The four selected artists receive a stipend and local housing in beautiful Naples, FL.     

Sat Sep 18, 2021

Chautauqua Opera Company 2022: Deadline September 20!

Chautauqua Opera Company 2022: Deadline September 20!

Chautauqua Opera provides our Young Artists with performance tools essential to establishing a professional career in opera. It is recognized as one of the best training programs for young singers in America today and has seen over 1,000 artists benefit from this professional training experience. Our 2022 mainstage repertoire will include Puccini’s Tosca, Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, and Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz’s chamber opera Thumbprint, which is inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a contemporary warrior for women's rights in Pakistan. It is our priority to cast Thumbprint as the creators intended, with an ethnically diverse cast featuring singers of South Asian descent. Deadline September 20!

Fri Sep 17, 2021

The 2022 Saengerbund Awards: Applications now open!

The 2022 Saengerbund Awards: Applications now open!

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 5, 2022.  Applications are available on the competition website:  Saengerbundawards.org

Thu Sep 16, 2021

Opera Saratoga Festival Artist Program 2022: Deadline extended to 9/20!

Opera Saratoga Festival Artist Program 2022: Deadline extended to 9/20!

Opera Saratoga's Application Deadline Extended Until Monday, September 20th VIRTUAL AUDITIONS Opera Saratoga's Young Artist Program is focused primarily on honing performance skills and providing emerging artists with professional development opportunities. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and emerging professionals are all welcome to apply. Each artist receives a customized assignment for the summer. Festival Artists are cast in select principal, supporting and comprimario roles; cover all principal, supporting and comprimario roles; and sing chorus in main stage repertoire. Repertoire for Summer 2022 will include SKY ON SWINGS, a bel canto comedy (title TBA), a musical (title TBA), and Rossini's PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE.

Wed Sep 15, 2021

Deadline to apply to OTSL's 2022 Festival Season is fast approaching! Apply by Friday, September 17!

Deadline to apply to OTSL's 2022 Festival Season is fast approaching! Apply by Friday, September 17!

Opera Theatre is committed to nurturing the careers of its young artists beyond their young artist seasons by consistently bringing back its GYA alumni in featured and leading roles in future seasons. OTSL counts among its esteemed GYA alumni such singers as Jamie Barton, Lawrence Brownlee, Christine Goerke, Lester Lynch, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Morris Robinson, Russell Thomas, and many more. In addition to mainstage productions, GYAs participate in one-on-one coachings, community engagement performances, industry auditions with artist managers and artistic administrators, and master classes led by distinguished artists in the field.

Tue Sep 14, 2021

Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program: applications for 22-23 now open!

Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program: applications for 22-23 now open!

Do you feel like you spend more time preparing to perform than actually performing? At Opera Colorado, we believe the key to mastering your craft is through regular performance. 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 chance only comes around once a year!

Thu Sep 9, 2021

Palm Beach Opera's Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs: Deadline 9/12!

Palm Beach Opera's Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs: Deadline 9/12!

Palm Beach Opera has fast become one of the leading training centers for emerging artists. Our roster of 18 artists in the Benenson Young Artist Program and Bailey Apprentice Artist Program works with a faculty comprised of the top voice teachers and vocal coaches in the industry, and performs alongside some of the world’s greatest artists in our mainstage productions. Alumni of recent seasons include such highly regarded new talents as Duke Kim, Sylvia D’Eramo, Joshua Conyers, Anthony Ciaramitaro, Suzannah Waddington, and Robert Stahley.  Apply today to launch your career from our beautiful tropical paradise!

Sat Sep 4, 2021

Masterclasses with opera star and conductor José Cura: deadline 9/17!

Masterclasses with opera star and conductor José Cura: deadline 9/17!

A series of masterclasses with world-famous opera star and conductor José Cura focusing on Italian and French operatic repertoire delving in analytical interpretation, use of text, communication with the orchestra, interaction with the conductor. A unique element of the course will be the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra during the classes allowing students to widen their knowledge of interaction with an esteemed professional orchestra. The masterclasses will conclude with a Closing Concert open to the public. A selected prize-winner will be offered the opportunity to perform in a concert with the MPO as part of its Concert Season.  Deadline for Applications: 17 September, 2021 More Information: www.maltaorchestra.com

Fri Sep 3, 2021

Mascarade Opera Foundation in Florence 22-24: applications now open!

Mascarade Opera Foundation in Florence 22-24: applications now open!

Applications are open for Mascarade Emerging Artists, an opera training and performance programme at the Mascarade Opera Foundation in Florence, run in collaboration with Teatro La Fenice in Venice, for exceptionally talented young singers and répétiteurs. Training provision is carefully structured around performance opportunities, including main stage roles and covers at Teatro La Fenice. Through the programme's collaboration with one of Italy’s major houses, artists enjoy the unique prospect of translating what they have learnt into professional practice on stage. Places on the programme are entirely funded with artists receiving tuition, maintenance and accommodation grants equivalent to entry-level salaried positions in the industry.

Thu Sep 2, 2021

Schmidt Vocal Arts First National Prize: June 2022!

Schmidt Vocal Arts First National Prize: June 2022!

Schmidt Vocal Arts Announces First National Prize, Crowning 25th Anniversary Competition Season!  The milestone of SVA’s first High School Nationals will take place from June 3-5, 2022 in partnership with Sarasota Opera. Celebrity judges bass-baritone Eric Owens, Sarasota Opera General Director Richard Russell, and soprano Tamara Wilson will decide upon the First Place ($10,000), Second Place ($7,500), Third Place ($5,000), and Finalist ($650) Awards. To become eligible for the High School Nationals, singers must first compete in a regional competition. Apply now to guarantee your spot! www.schmidtvocalarts.org. 

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