Opera Birmingham

Opera Birmingham 2020 Vocal Competition

This application closed on .

March 25: Please note: due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the company is postponing the date of this competition. More information will be available shortly. Rest assured that if you've already applied, your application will receive full consideration once the application has been reopened. Thank you for your understanding.

Applications should contain the following:

  • Professional resume, including performance experience and education information
  • Professional headshot or recent photo
  • Non-Refundable Application fee: $40 (Early Bird Fee $25); payable through YAP Tracker
  • Proof of age (examples include a copy of driver’s license or birth certificate)
  • Recordings of two arias with piano accompaniment only (see below for more information)

Please contact Amy Gilbert at amy@operabirmingham.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Current Mailing Address
between May 17, 1985 and May 17, 1999
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Applicant Details and Materials

Applicants should submit five (5) arias representing a variety of languages and contrasting styles. At last one aria should be in English. All arias should be presented in the original key and language. List the five required operatic arias that you will prepare to sing. Number of selections required: 5.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5
Upload 2 tracks, in MP3 format only.  Both tracks MUST be named with the aria title. Please do not include your name in the track title. 
BOTH ARIAS should be with piano accompaniment only, and preferably from the 5 arias presented in the semifinals round.
Number of selections required: 2.
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Upload a high-resolution headshot, minimum 300 DPI.
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Proof of Age

Upload a photocopy or scan of your driver's license or US passport as proof of age.
Number of documents required: 1.
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Number of selections required: 1.

Payment Details

The standard application fee is $40.00 (Early Bird application fee ends on Feb 29, 2020). Payments can be submitted by check, money order or credit card. Payments by check or money order should be sent to Opera Birmingham, 3601 Sixth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222.