San Francisco Opera Center

San Francisco Opera Center Programs Application: SINGER

This application closed on Wednesday October 3, 2012.


Sheri Greenawald, Director


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Personal Information

Applications must be submitted by dates posted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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Applicant should be between the ages of 20-34 as of June 3, 2013. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.
*If you currently hold a visa that allows you to participate in the Merola Opera Program, you will be required to present the visa at your final audition.

Audition Preferences

Only one city may be chosen for the audition region
Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
Preferences are not guaranteed

Contact Information

Education & Training

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Audition Repertoire

Please list five operatic arias (under five minutes each). The list must include one aria in English and two in other languages. The repertoire list also must include an aria by Mozart or Handel and must include a 20th century aria (not Puccini or Strauss for this requirement). You may include a selection written in your native language that is not operatic, e.g., folk song, musical theater song. Note: one aria could represent more than one of the requirements, i.e., the 20th century required aria could also be your aria in English; the Mozart aria will fulfill one of your foreign language requirements.

* Singers-please note:  Audition repertoire may be updated in your application until 14 days before your region's first preliminary audition date. No repertoire changes will be permitted at the audition. Updated repertoire must still conform to audition requirements listed above. Number of selections required: 5.
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Recent Operatic Experience

This section must be completely filled out in order for the application to be considered. Do not include resume, biography, press or recording material with application.
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Artistic Affiliates

Major voice teachers and/or coaches with whom you have worked

Additional Information

Please note: Applicants may take part in San Francisco Opera Center auditions up to three times.

Identity Documents

No proof of age is required for the preliminary audition. If you are called back to a final audition, you will be required to present proof of age with your date of birth noted on one of the following forms of identification only: birth certificate, passport or valid driver's license.

Musical Authority References

As a singer applicant, you must have two references from recognized musical authorities in the opera field, e.g., voice teacher, coach, conductor, director, with whom you have worked regularly. Spouse, relatives and artistic representatives may not serve as musical authority references.

Please provide each reference with this online recommendation form by clicking Add Recommender below.

Please inform your references directly of your region's deadline date. All forms must be submitted online by your region's deadline date to be considered.

Number required: 2. Allowed method(s): Online.

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Application Conditions

Number of selections required: 1.
By applying, applicant agrees to abide by these conditions and agrees not to make any claim against San Francisco Opera or the Merola Opera Program regarding auditions and all aspects of the audition process. Decisions of the audition committee are final.

For a complete description of the program and the audition repertoire requirements, please refer to the program listing, which can be found here: Singer Listing.

Payment Details

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.