Opera Nuova

Opera NUOVA - 2017 Young Artist Program for Singers

This application closed on Tuesday November 15, 2016.


FOR SINGERS

A complete application package for Singers will include:

  • A fully completed YAP Tracker application form.
  • A web resolution headshot with a maximum filesize of 2 MB
  • A current one page résumé or CV. (Please be sure to list any and all union affiliations.)
  • A bio for promotional purposes (100 words)
  • A 250-word statement on why you have chosen NUOVA’s programs and what you are wanting to accomplish with further intensive training.

TWO references are required for a first-time applicant. Only one reference is required for returning 2016 participants.  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 professional.

Please note: Singers must provide their own accompanist.

TEN-DAY PROGRAM AUDITIONS

  1. One aria or music theatre solo
  2. One art song  (any language or style is acceptable)

FIVE-WEEK OPERA APPRENTICE PROGRAM AUDITIONS

  1. One Gilbert & Sullivan song
  2. One art song  (any language or style is acceptable)
  3. One aria of your choice

6-WEEK INTENSIVE OPERATIC AUDITIONS

  1. One Italia aria
  2. One non-Italian aria (Please provide contrasting styles and tempi. No Oratorio.)
  3. One English aria, or a music theatre selection
    • A second art song may replace on of your arias
  4. One art song of your choice (Please have a Slavic choice prepared in possible)
  5. One poem, sonnet or monologue (classic or contemporary) no longer than 2 minutes
    • You may also choose to perform the text of an aria

6-WEEK INTENSIVE MUSIC THEATRE AUDITIONS

One song from each of the following eras:

  1. Tin Pan Alley era (1920 – 1949)
    (Composers such as Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Weill, etc.)
  2. The Golden Age (1943-1965)
    (Composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Bock and Harnick, early Sondheim, etc.)
  3. Contemporary Musical Theatre repertoire (1966 – present day)
    (Composers such as late Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Schwartz, Finn, etc.)
  4. A Gilbert & Sullivan selection or a “Character” song of your choice (preferably demonstrating character type or patter ability.)
  5. A 2-minute monologue (Classical or contemporary)

All applicants will receive written feedback from their audition within one month of the audition date.

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted, but an in-person audition time is not guaranteed.

Please contact Rebecca Woytiuk at admin@operanuova.ca with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

eg. Equity, ACTRA, CFM, etc.
*Please Note: If you are not a Canadian Citizen, in order to be eligible for application you must be presently studying at, or completed studies at, a Canadian university or college.
Applications received after the deadline will be accepted, but an in-person audition is not guaranteed.
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Once you have submitted your application, you will recieve a confirmation email with a link to the reference form which you can forward to your references.
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Why have you selected NUOVA's programs and what are your goals? Number of documents required: 1.
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TWO references are required for a first-time applicant. Only one reference is required for returning 2016 participants. 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 professional.

Minimum number permitted: 1. Maximum number permitted: 2 Allowed method(s): Online.

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If you cannot audition in person, please attach your digital audition. Maximum number of selections permitted: 3

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Payment Details

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FEES ARE IN CAD**
Payment can be made over the phone by calling the Opera NUOVA Office at 780-487-4844, or online by using our visiting www.operanuova.ca/applications/fee-payment