This application closed on Monday September 20, 2021.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding the recent rise in cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and out of an abundance of caution, all second round auditions will be by video once again this season in lieu of live auditions.
Opera Saratoga is once again working together with a consortium of other young artist programs, led by Houston Grand Opera, on a coordinated virtual audition process. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process, and what is unique to Opera Saratoga:
Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 20 (deadline extended).
Step 2: You will be notified if you have received a second round video audition by each company by Friday, October 8. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.
Step 3: Submit your aria list (the same list should be submitted for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 12. For your video audition, Opera Saratoga will ask you to submit a list of five selections, including at least one 21st century aria in English, and one musical theater selection.
Step 4: You will be notified of the arias that have been requested from your list on Wednesday, October 20.
PLEASE NOTE that while the consortium of companies will consolidate their request so that each artist can submit the same video to each company, if you are being considered for a specific role, Opera Saratoga may request a supplemental video recording of one additional selection from your submitted list, which you will have the opportunity to upload separately.
Step 5: Record your new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 5. If Opera Saratoga has requested a supplemental selection, please make sure you upload that aria separately.
THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY TO THE YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM AT OPERA SARATOGA
Please Note: All artists must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at Opera Saratoga.