Mascarade Opera Foundation

Mascarade Emerging Artists (2023-2025) - Singers and Répétiteurs

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Deadline: Friday October 28, 2022

By applying, all applicants agree not to make any claim whatsover against the Mascarade Opera Foundation or any of its affiliates regarding auditions and all aspects of the audition process. Decisions made by the Mascarade Emerging Artists audition panel are final.

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Personal Information

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Please note that there is an upper limit (as at the date of an application's submission) of 27 years of age for female singers, 28 years of age for male singers and 30 years of age for répétiteurs.

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Additional Information

Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

Video Recordings

Singers must provide links to 2 recent video recordings (recorded within the last year): two contrasting arias in different languages, one of which must be in Italian, and one which must include some recitative style delivery. Répétiteurs must provide links to 2 recent video recordings of accompanying singers or a singer (recorded within the last year): one song and one operatic aria. Number of selections required: 2.

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CV

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Headshot

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Live Audition Location

Live auditions will be (a) livestreamed (for non-European residents), (b) held in London, UK on Sunday 13 November 2022, and (c) held in Florence, Italy on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2022. In the event that you are granted a live audition, we would like to know your desired audition location. Audition times that are allocated cannot be changed and swaps are not permitted.
Auditionees will be asked to prepare the following: Singers must offer three arias in different languages, one of which must be in Italian, and one which must include some recitative style delivery, as well as two songs. Répétiteurs will need to prepare a solo piano piece or movement of approximately 5 minutes in duration and the following two opera scenes: G. Puccini - La bohème, Act I Opening to entrance of Benoit and W. A. Mozart - Così fan tutte, Act I Scene 1. You will be asked to play while singing in the vocal lines. You will also be given some sight reading.

Referees

The details of two referees are required. This may include any music industry professionals with whom you have worked, including conductors and stage directors; references from a current or a recent singing teacher will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to contact your referees in plenty of time to ensure that each of them is happy to provide a reference should we contact them. Your current or a recent singing teacher, any agent and/or family relative may NOT act as a referee.
Please include their full name, profession, association with you, e-mail address, phone number and preferred language of communication.
Please include their full name, profession, association with you, e-mail address, phone number and preferred language of communication.

Payment Details

Either card payments or payments via PayPal to the Mascarade Opera Foundation (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=7YKF28JW6MVXE) are accepted. 100% of your fee is used to cover the cost of this application and audition process.