Pittsburgh Opera

2023-25 Resident Artist Program: Singer Application

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Deadline(s):
Received By Sun Sep 11, 2022

Pittsburgh Opera will be holding its annual live audition tour in New York City and Pittsburgh. In addition, we will be working together with other resident artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process as an option in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process, followed by information about our live audition process.

Pittsburgh Opera currently requires all applicants participating in a live audition to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to their scheduled audition date. Any applicant who is unable to comply with the vaccination requirement is asked to choose the virtual audition option.


VIRTUAL AUDITIONS

Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 11.

Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 7. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.

Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 11.

Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 19.

Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 4.

 

LIVE AUDITIONS (Pittsburgh Opera Only)

Step 1: Apply to Pittsburgh Opera as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 11.

Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for Pittsburgh Opera will be sent by Monday, November 7Information about showing proof of vaccination will be sent with audition notifications.

Step 3: Attend your live audition.


Please contact Sarah Schultz at sschultz@pittsburghopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

MM/DD/YYYY Format
Maximum number of selections permitted: 6

Contact Information

No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields
Please use a standard 2 letter state abbreviation (TX, PA, NY, etc.)

Resume

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Headshot

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Video Recording

For Opera America's resources on Remote Auditions please visit: (https://opera.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Opera-America-remote-audition-guidelines-6-2020.pdf) and (https://www.operaamerica.org/media/xf5b4gj3/recordingauditionsathome.pdf) Number of selections required: 2.

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Education

Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Minimum number of selections permitted: 1. Maximum number of selections permitted: 6
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5
Selection 6
Indicate foreign language proficiency in both speaking and singing:
Select all languages in which you sing proficiently. Maximum number of selections permitted: 6
Select all languages which you speak proficiently: Maximum number of selections permitted: 6

Professional References

Please include two (2) references from established professionals in the opera field (voice teacher, coach, conductor, director, administrator, etc). Letters of Recommendation are not required. References may be contacted by phone or email.
Number of selections required: 2.
Selection 1
Selection 2

Audition Repertoire

Applicants should be prepared to sing, from memory, five (5) contrasting arias demonstrating French, German, English, and Italian language aptitude. Audition repertoire may be amended at a later date. Number of selections required: 5.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5

Preferred Audition Location/Dates

Please indicate your preferred location/date for a live audition or select the virtual audition option. When selecting a live audition date, you should plan to be available for the callback audition in the same city. Pittsburgh callbacks will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022. New York callbacks will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022. Pittsburgh Opera will make every effort to accommodate audition date/time requests.
If you are only available for a specific date or have any known conflicts, please indicate that here.

Acknowledgement

I hereby confirm that all information listed within and attached to my application is complete and accurate. I have read the application instructions completely and agree to abide by all audition policies. I understand that applicants admitted to Pittsburgh Opera's Resident Artist Program are expected to participate for two consecutive seasons.