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The Glyndebourne Opera Cup Application (2020)

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Deadline: Monday October 21, 2019

Applications close at 8am GMT+1 on 21 October (midnight PST on 20 October 2019)


The Glyndebourne Opera Cup

Glyndebourne’s international singing 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.

The competition, culminating on 7 March 2020 will focus on the operas of Mozart, Rossini and a selection of French 19th Century composers  (Berlioz, Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach, Saint-Saëns and A. Thomas).

 The competition is open to singers of any nationality resident anywhere in the world and is intended for singers in the early stages of their professional career who are ready to perform on the opera stage.

Find out more about The Glyndebourne Opera Cup on the Glyndebourne website.

Before completing the application form please ensure you have read and understood the competition rules and release form.

 


Please contact Emily Murray at emily.murray@glyndebourne.com with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.


Personal Information

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Applicants must be no younger than 21 and no older than 32 on 7 March 2020. Proof of age will be required.


Contact Information

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Recommendations

Glyndebourne requires that your references submit their letters of recommendation online. For details on how this method works, please review this FAQ.

Number required: 2. Allowed method(s): Online.

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Additional Materials

(Word Doc or PDF, no word limit) Number of documents required: 2.
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Number of documents required: 1.
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Competition Programme

Applicants are required to submit Semi-final and Final programmes of operatic arias from the following categories: Mozart, Rossini and French 19th Century from the following composers - Berlioz, Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach, Saint-Saëns and A. Thomas. Arias must be in the original language in which they were written. No songs, oratorios or concert arias are admissible.
Number of selections required: 2.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3


Video Recordings

As part of your application you must supply video recordings of TWO operatic arias from two different categories: Mozart, Rossini and French 19th Century (Berlioz, Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach, Saint-Saëns and A. Thomas). No songs, oratorios or concert arias are admissible.

Each aria must be submitted as a separate video file. Videos must be clearly labelled with the name of the applicant and date of recording. Arias must be in the original language in which they were written. Only live piano or orchestral accompaniment is acceptable. The video must be of excellent technical quality. The applicant’s face must be clearly visible throughout the recording. Video recordings must have been made during 2019. Staged operatic performances are not acceptable. A filmed concert with piano or orchestral accompaniment is acceptable.

Number of selections required: 2.

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Number of selections required: 2.
Selection 1
Selection 2


Audition Location

Find out more about the dates and venues for these preliminary rounds here.

Please give your preferred first and second choice location to attend:


Sky Arts Bursary for BAME and Financially Disadvantaged Applicants

Any awards are at the discretion of the organisers and awards will only cover the travel and accommodation expenses of applicants reaching the Semi-final Round.

If you would like to apply for financial award to cover travel and accommodation expenses please complete the questions below.

Please note that we have a limited amount of bursaries available and submission of an application should not be considered a guarantee that you will receive a bursary.

Maximum number of selections permitted: 1

Personal statement

Please provide a short statement stating why you would like to be considered for the Sky Arts Bursary.

Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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Terms and conditions

The Final of the Competition is to be filmed by Factory Films Limited, who have been commissioned by the Opera Cup’s official UK broadcast partner, Sky Arts. By applying to take part in the Competition, all applicants agree to participate in the filming and in any promotional activities concerning the Competition and to accept the terms and conditions of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup Release Form. All applicants must acknowledge and accept that the confirmations in the Release Form shall be given by them for the benefit of Sky Arts and Factory Films Limited, as well as of Glyndebourne itself. Number of selections required: 1.
Glyndebourne is committed to protecting the privacy of all applicants. Glyndebourne will only use information about applicants lawfully, in accordance with its legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and other relevant legislation and regulations. All information submitted by applicants in connection with their applications will be held and dealt with by Glyndebourne in accordance with its Privacy Policy in force from time to time. A copy of that Privacy Policy is available here. By applying to enter the Competition applicants agree that any personal information provided by them may be held and used by Glyndebourne or its agents for the purposes of administering the Competition only. Number of selections required: 1.

Payment Details

If you are facing financial difficulty in meeting the cost of the application fee, please contact Emily Murray at emily.murray@glyndebourne.com

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.