Deadline: Monday October 12, 2020
Due to the pandemic, Opera Saratoga will not hold in-person auditions this season. Opera companies across the country are collaborating to streamline a virtual audition process for their respective young artists programs. Opera Saratoga is partnering with a consortium of companies nationwide, led by Houston Grand Opera, to offer coordinated virtual auditions for the 2021 Summer Festival.
The virtual auditions for this shared audition process are as follows:
Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Monday, October 12.
Step 2: Notifications of the second round of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, November 6. This notification will contain a link to submit an aria list.
Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list that will be shared with all programs that have moved your application to a second-round video audition), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, November 10.
Step 4: Notification of the requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be sent on Friday, November 13.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video by Monday, November 30.
THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY TO THE YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM AT OPERA SARATOGA THIS SEASON.