Sarasota Opera

Apprentice Artists Program Application (2021-22)

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Deadline(s):
Received By Tue Aug 24, 2021

Thank you for your interest in Sarasota Opera's Apprentice Artists Program. Singers, please complete the form below.  The company is also seeking a pianist for an Apprentice to the Music Staff position for the winter 2022 season. The dates are January 5, 2022 (first day of contract) to March 22, 2022 (last day of contract). If interested, send an email to Marco Nisticò, Artistic Administrator, at mnistico@sarasotaopera.org; pianists should not complete the online application. More information on Apprentice to the Music Staff position can be viewed on the YAP Tracker listing.

Please contact Marco Nisticò at mnistico@sarasotaopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Maximum number of selections permitted: 2
Maximum number of selections permitted: 2

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LIST THE FOUR ARIAS YOU WOULD OFFER AT YOUR AUDITION

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AUDITION ARIAS: You will need to come fully prepared with four (4) arias (memorized), though you might sing only one. ALL four arias must be from the standard European repertoire, Mozart through Puccini, to 1924, performed in the original language. No Handel, Monteverdi, Menotti, Britten, or Stravinsky, etc. - If you have wonderful high notes or outstanding low notes, choose arias that highlight them. For example: sopranos and tenors, if you have a high C, make sure to have at least one aria that has a high C.
- Your four arias should not include a selection in English
- You do not need to bring an aria from the season’s operas.
- DO NOT bring any selection from musical theater (e.g., Sondheim, Richard Rodgers) or operetta (e.g., Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow).
- The four audition arias listed on your application are major factors in the decision whether you will be to be granted an audition. You may not change these audition aria selections. Number of selections required: 4.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4

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Before completing and submitting your application for the Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists Program, please read the information provided in the OPPORTUNITIES section.

Eligibility Document

Please submit a copy of ID proof that clearly shows your day of birth. If you are not a US citizen, submit a copy of your valid US work permit. You will not be chosen for an audition unless you already have a work permit. Number of documents required: 1.
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The aria must be from the standard European repertoire. Preferred languages are Italian, French and German. This video submission will help determine whether you will be granted a live audition. The video does not have to be of professional quality, however the sound should not be distorted, especially on high notes. Number of selections required: 1.

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YOU MAY NOT CHANGE THESE ARIAS. The granting of an audition to you is in large part determined by the arias you offer. The audition panel is expecting you to offer these selections at your audition. These four arias must be from the standard European repertoire, Mozart through Puccini (ending in 1924), performed in the original language. No Monteverdi, no Handel, no Menotti, no Britten, no Stravinsky, etc. NO aria in English is required. NO aria from the season’s operas is required. DO NOT list any music from a musical or operetta.