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Tue Feb 20, 2018

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2018-20

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2018-20

DO YOU WANT VOICE TRAINING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST TEMPLES OF OPERA? The La Scala Academy of Lyric Opera is the choice for you! The program (tuition free!) hones your interpretation of opera and chamber repertoire through coaching in vocal scores, vocal technique, and stage presence, body language techniques and physical expression under the guidance of artists of the caliber of Luciana D’intino, Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra, Eva Mei, Gregory Kunde, to name a few. Concerts with orchestra or piano, festivals of chamber music at La Scala and tours in Italy and abroad are planned. Lessons in Italian for foreigners will also be provided and participants are given a monthly stipend! Application deadline: March 6, 2018

Mon Feb 19, 2018

TUITION FREE: The Marc and Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program 2018

TUITION FREE: The Marc and Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program 2018

NEW COLLABORATION! SONGFEST and LOS ANGELES OPERA. The Marc & Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program: Full fellowships for a few emerging professional singers. LA Opera & SongFest announce a new partnership to launch The Marc & Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program. Now in its 23rd year, SongFest is a training program, festival and gathering for singers & pianists in song and recital repertoire. Fellows will study SONG at SongFest (May 12-Jun 3) and opera at LAO June 4-10. Faculty includes LAO musical staff & guest artists connected with LA Opera. Dates: May 12-June 10, Colburn School and LAO. Info: songfest@earthlink.net. www.songfest.us DEADLINE: Mar 2 (recorded or live Feb 23)

Sun Feb 18, 2018

Deadline March 18: Apply Today for the 2018 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

Deadline March 18: Apply Today for the 2018 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 $41,500 in awards, including a $15,000 First Place award. The competition takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City May 21-26. The singing environment is well-organized and supportive with professional accompanists and preliminary judges. Twelve finalists are chosen to perform before the Finals Judges who are distinguished in the world of opera. After the competition, finalists may request feedback from the judges. Apply today, and join us in New York this May!

Sat Feb 17, 2018

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2018

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2018

Varna International Opera Academy: Puccini’s La Rondine – Fully-staged; Kurt Weill’s Street Scene – Fully-staged; Ravel’s L'enfant et les Sortileges – Semi-staged. Bulgaria: May 20 to June 17, 2018 This is the opportunity you have been looking for! To perform in productions of La Rondine, Street Scene and L’enfant et les Sortileges with professional orchestra in the enchanting country of Bulgaria! Auditions are now underway for this Opera Academy combining prestigious performance opportunities with world-class training under the tutelage of internationally renowned faculty. Limited scholarships available for male singers and apprentices! Full details and applications forms at: http://www.varnaoperaacademy.com

Fri Feb 16, 2018

Auditions in February: Greve Opera Academy 2018!

Auditions in February: Greve Opera Academy 2018!

Now in our 4th season, the Greve Opera Academy is a collaboration between CT Lyric Opera, the CT Virtuosi and the town of Greve in Chianti (Florence). The Academy provides young singers the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and perform leading roles in fully staged operas with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with practical professional experience. The 2018 Academy will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts throughout Tuscany including Florence, San Gimignano, Greve and elsewhere. In the first 3 seasons, attendees have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, among others, and many have gone on to perform with CLO in the US in main-stage productions.

Thu Feb 15, 2018

Deadline March 30: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2018

Deadline March 30: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2018

Discover what it means to be an opera singer. The Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest is designed for young singers considering entering conservatory, and is open to students of high school and undergraduate age. Singers in this select program pursue activities focused on vocal artistry, surrounded by elite faculty from Curtis Institute of Music’s renowned vocal studies department. Private voice lessons, daily master classes, opportunities to perform, alexander technique and more... Apply now! Final applications are due March 30 at noon EST. Visit Curtis.edu/Eliasen for information.

Wed Feb 14, 2018

World class training for aspiring opera singers: Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2018

World class training for aspiring opera singers: Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2018

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival offers 6 weeks of intensive vocal training and performing - June 24 - August 6. Teachers include Neil Shicoff, Nelly Miricioiu, Jack LiVigni, Salvatore Fisichella, etc. Coaching staff and conductors comprised of artists from ROH Covent Garden, with guest coach David Gowland - director of the Jette Parker Young Artists Program at ROH Covent Garden. Repertoire 2018: Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, L'elisir d'amore, and concerts. Single room, daily Italian , recitative training, tourism in Sicily, Sicilian cuisine, and many opportunities to enrich your artistic and personal life, creating lasting friendships. We guarantee that 6 weeks of intensive training at our program will teach you more than 4 years at your University. Currently 1 Scholarship available.

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