This application closed on Sunday November 1, 2015.
A complete application package for Singers will include:
TWO references are required for applicants who are attending for the first time, or
who have attended previously but not in 2015 (ie: this past summer).
For 2015 participants, only one reference is required.
One reference should come from the applicant’s main instructor. A second may be provided by a voice coach, conductor, opera stage director, general director or other artistic administrator.
The application fee is $55.00 for the Ten Day Intensive and $65 for the Collaborative Pianists and Six Week Intensives.
This fee is non-refundable and an audition time will not be secured until payment is received.
Payment can be made over the phone by calling the Opera NUOVA Office at 780-487-4844, or online by using our online payment form (click here).
Applicants who are unable to attend a live audition may submit a DVD.
Please note: Singers must provide their own accompanist.
Ten-Day program auditionees are allotted a 10 minute time slot.
Singers must prepare the following:
One song from each of the following eras:
Six-Week Intensive auditionees are allotted a 15 minute time slot.
WITH a singer:
Two selections to be performed in a collaborative performance:
WITHOUT a singer:
The Act III quartet from Puccini’s La Bohème
(Begin at “Andante Con Moto” on page 222 of the Schirmer Edition. Play until the end of the Act.)
Or the Finale I from Rossini’s Barber of Seville
(Begin on pg 125 in the Schirmer edition. Finish when the chorus enters.)
NOTE: The pianist should attempt to play the excerpt and sing or speak the cue lines.
All applicants will receive written feedback from their audition within one month of the audition date.