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Sat Jan 25, 2020

Full-tuition scholarship at the world’s premier training institution: Academy of Vocal Arts 20-21

Full-tuition scholarship at the world’s premier training institution: Academy of Vocal Arts 20-21

The Academy of Vocal Arts is devoted to training young artists with tremendous potential as international opera stars. Resident Artists from the United States and around the world are prepared through rigorous vocal instruction, coaching, and performance training. Many of the world’s most riveting opera singers began their careers at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Nearly fifty AVA alumni have joined the Metropolitan Opera’s roster since 1980, including Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Bryan Hymel, Michael Fabiano and Ailyn Perez. As of 2017, AVA alumni have been honored to receive five of the past eight Richard Tucker Awards and five of the eleven Beverly Sills Artist Awards given by the Metropolitan Opera.

Fri Jan 24, 2020

Live auditions happening now: International Lyric Academy 2020!

Live auditions happening now: International Lyric Academy 2020!

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2020, Celebrating 26 years in operation, is announcing the next round of auditions through United States. Please reserve your live spot now or apply online at www.internationallyricacademy.com. Auditions: Chicago Jan 25, Wisconsin Jan 28, Kansas City Jan 30, Los Angeles Feb 1, San Diego Feb 2, Des Moines Feb 8, Nashville Feb 16, New York Mar 2. Full Opera productions include Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini and The Old Maid and the Thief by G. Menotti. We offer also Opera Marathon with Orchestra, Opera Scenes Program, Musical Theater Program, Ensemble Program, Concert Program, Italian lessons, Voice lessons, Master Classes and much more! Come to immerse yourself in a full experience of Italy!!

Fri Jan 24, 2020

Prague Summer Nights 2020: Deadline Extended to 2/9

Prague Summer Nights 2020: Deadline Extended to 2/9

Extended application deadline: February 9. Live auditions happening now in January and February in several US cities. We are still casting all roles to perform at the historic Estates Theatre with fully-staged productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro. Performances will be given with orchestra on the famous Josef Svoboda sets, and will feature professional costumes from the Czech National Opera. Singers will participate in an opera scenes program, featuring scenes from Czech operas by Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček, as well as classics from Verdi, Puccini and Bizet. Apply online and audition to perform on the stage where Mozart himself conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787.

Thu Jan 23, 2020

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer Studio 2020: Prelim deadline 1/31!

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer Studio 2020: Prelim deadline 1/31!

LA CENERENTOLA - Jun 24-Jul 23, 2020, DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - Aug 4-29, 2020: Preliminary Deadline Jan 31, 2020. 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.

Thu Jan 23, 2020

New Initiative: Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop 2020

New Initiative: Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop 2020

Singers wanted for The Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop – a new initiative from the Heifetz International Music Institute expressly for aspiring and emerging professional singers wishing to deepen their understanding of Baroque music and style, through the prism of the Institute’s renowned instrumental teaching and unique Performance and Communication Training method, marrying world-class vocal and instrumental instruction with experiential classes in Movement, Drama, Public Speaking, and other methods designed to enhance physical, gestural and verbal communication skills and leadership capacity both on and off stage. Led by Program Director David Stern and Principal Vocal Instructor Dominique Labelle. Live auditions at NEC (Boston) 2/16/2020

Wed Jan 22, 2020

Deadline nearing, main roles to be cast: The 2020 International Belcanto Academy

Deadline nearing, main roles to be cast: The 2020 International Belcanto Academy

Deadline nearing - applications for Agrippina. We are still looking for main roles to be cast. The role of Nerone is still vacant (can be sung by tenor,soprano or contralto). Cost: €1450 incl. lodging. The International Belcanto Academy’s Music Academy Summer course 2020 will entail three weeks of intensive training. The course will include: individual voice lessons, drama training, rehearsals with conductor, audition training, role study and staging of Agrippina by Handel. This will be performed in Het Lichtruim Theater in De Bilt, The Netherlands. We offer audition training, role interpretation, stage performance and audition training. http://internationalbelcantoacademy.com/index.php/summer-course/summer-course-2020/

Wed Jan 22, 2020

Training through performance in Italy: Music Academy International 2020

Training through performance in Italy: Music Academy International 2020

Music Academy International - 20th Anniversary Season. Set in the beautiful Italian Dolomites, MAI is the Premiere Young Artist Training & Performance Program in Europe. Distinguished from other YAP by the quality of opportunities it provides its participants, MAI Young Artists sing leading and supporting roles in main stage productions with the MAI Festival Orchestra and train with world-class faculty artists. The focus is on professional development and ‘training through performance’.  Productions: Rusalka, Hänsel und Gretel, Die Zauberflöte, Poppea; Master Classes, Vocal Coaching, Musical & Staging Rehearsals; Daily Performance Classes; Professional Industry Workshops; Artist Management Auditions; NEW LOW TUITION (including housing) - $3,995.

Tue Jan 21, 2020

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2020: Apply now!

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2020: Apply now!

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival now in its 7th season, offers the most advanced and complete training.  5 weeks of training in the heart of the Mediterranean on the island of Sicily with conductors, coaches and voice instructors from The Metropolitan Opera, ROH Covent Garden, and Vienna Staatsoper.  Performing a major role with orchestra (La Boheme, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi) completes the intensive training, giving participants a complete learning experience.  June 21-July 27.

Mon Jan 20, 2020

German for Singers at Middlebury 2020: Deadline 2/1!

German for Singers at Middlebury 2020: Deadline 2/1!

Whether you sing in German or wish to sing in Germany: we are the place for you. Spend your summer in beautiful Vermont, immersing yourself in learning and improving your German while working closely with exceptional musicians from overseas on performing German repertoire (art songs, staged opera project) and singing for agents. Studying and living in our intensive immersion context, become proficient in just one summer and take advantage of this unique musical training opportunity before going abroad. Substantial grant-based funding available. Apply soon--our deadline is February 1st 2020!

Mon Jan 20, 2020

Fully staged, costumed roles with orchestra: Vocal Academy of Orvieto 2020

Fully staged, costumed roles with orchestra: Vocal Academy of Orvieto 2020

The Vocal Academy of Orvieto 2020 SEASON: Don Giovanni-Mozart; Prima la musica e poi le parole- Salieri and the music drama Leçon de Ténèbres-Couperin. We offer fully staged, costumed roles with orchestra, concerts, private voice lessons/coachings, Italian instruction, yoga, recitative training w. Italian conductor, an intimate setting & group meals. Career lectures and acting classes. We also have Principal Concert Artists positions available. Premiere Faculty includes Kristin Roach- coach/pianist, Chautauqua Opera, Hugo Vera- Metropolitan Opera tenor, Marco Bellusi-stage director, Teatro la Fenice, Maestro Raffaele Cipriano- Sarasota Opera, Marie Te Hapuku- Metropolitan Opera. For more information go to www.vocalacademyorvieto.com

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