iSING! International Young Artists Festival

iSING! Application Form 2020

This application closed on Wednesday March 25, 2020.

This year marks the 10th season of the iSING! International Young Artists Festival. Held at state-of-the-art Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, the iSING! Festival continues to attract the finest young artists. The 2020 year of this full-scholarship program will offer:  • Intensive 4-week training in both Western and Chinese opera repertoire, Mandarin lessons and immersion in an “East Meets West” cultural exchange •    Faculty includes coaches from the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice, Komische Oper Berlin • Performances of opera scenes from Western and Chinese classics with Suzhou Symphony Orchestra

The momentum is building for the iSING! Opera Center, dedicated to producing Chinese contemporary operas, commissioning new works, and providing iSING! artists an opportunity to perform and participate in original creations.

After nine triumphant seasons, the iSING! Festival has garnered critical acclaim: • Nurturing over 285 singers from 38 countries • Peforming in major venues internationally • Creating opportunities for iSING! artists to star in world premieres of three modern Chinese operas on tour in top venues in China, Austria, Germany, Italy and the US • Ushering alumni onto the stages of some of the world’s preeminent opera houses

Audition Cities:

New York, USA

Houston, USA

Santiago, Chile

Bologna, Italy

Berlin, Germany

Moscow, Russia


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Audition repertoire

Candidates must prepare:
Three arias in contrasting language and style
Two art songs, one in your native language, one in a foreign language Number of selections required: 5.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5


Audition cities

Please note: the audition dates have changed significantly. Please review the listing for accurate, up to date information.


Number of selections required: 2.
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