The Glimmerglass Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists Program: Singer Application (2012-2013)

This application closed on Monday October 1, 2012.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Young Artists Program at the Glimmerglass Festival.

Members of the Young Artists Program sing principal and supporting roles, cover all roles in mainstage productions (except where noted), sing in the chorus, featured in concerts, receive weekly coachings, participate in master classes, and perform in the community.  Young Artists will also have the privilege of working with 2013 Artists in Residence, Nathan and Julie Gunn.

Applicants for Glimmerglass Festival's Young Artists Program must be fully available to the company from May 28 through August 24, 2013.  Applicants must be United States citizens or have the right to work in the United States.  Non-U.S. citizens must send a photocopy of documentary proof of right to work (Note: Canadians may gain the right to work by joining Canadian Federation of Musicians and applying for a P2 Visa.  This process is completed after succesfully securing a contract with The Glimmerglass Festival and will be done at your own expense).
NOTE: THIS APPLICATION IS FOR OPERA SINGERS ONLY. If interested in the musical theater and dance audition process send an email to for more information (DO NOT SEND RESUME AND HEADSHOTS AT THIS TIME).

2012 Festival
Principal Guest Artists and creative teams have been cast for all 2013 productions. All remaining roles and covers TBD or to be assigned to members of the 2013 YAP.

Richard Wagner
The Flying Dutchman    
Performed in German, with English supertitles
John Keenan
Director: Francesca Zambello
Dutchman: Ryan McKinny
Senta: Melody Moore
Daland: Peter Volpe
Erik: Jay Hunter Morris
Roles available to YAPs: Mary, Steersman
Frederick Loewe/ Alan Jay Lerner
Performed in English
Conductor: Kevin Stites
Director: Gary Griffin
Arthur: David Pittsinger
Guenevere: Andriana Churchman
Lancelot: Nathan Gunn
Merlyn: TBA
Mordred: TBA
Pellinore: TBA
Roles available to YAPs: Sir Dinadan, Sir Lionel, Sir Sagramore, Various Ensemble roles
Giuseppe Verdi
King for a Day
Performed in a new translation by Kelley Rourke
Conductor: Joseph Colaneri
Director: Christian Räth
Barone di Kelbar: Jason Hardy
La Rocca: Robert Orth
Marchesa del Poggio: TBA
Roles Available for YAPs: Cavaliere di Belfiore, Giulietta di Kelbar, Edoardo di Sanval, Count Ivrea, Delmonte 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Stabat Mater
Performed in Latin with English supertitles
Director: Julia Lange
Conductor: Speranza Scappucci
Soprano Solo: Nadine Sierra 
Countertenor Solo: Anthony Roth Costanzo 
David Lang
The Little Match Girl Passion
Performed in English
Conductor: David Moody
Director: Francesa Zambello
Roles available to YAPs: Soprano Solo, Mezzo Soprano Solo, Tenor Solo, Bass Solo

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Personal Information

The program is limited to citizens of the United States and Non-citizens with documented proof of right to work.
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Contact Information

Audition Repertoire

Please bring a minimum of 5 selections fulfilling the following:

1) Four operatic arias of contrasting styles in the following languages:
    1 Italian, 1 French, 1 English, and 1 German

2) 1 song in English: musical theater, jazz standards, and art songs are all acceptable.

Feel free to bring in more than 5 selections.

Please note that, in an effort to assess facility with dialogue, some applicants will be asked to do a cold reading as part of the audition.  Number of selections required: 5.
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Selected Performance Experience

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Dance Experience

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Additional Skills


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Professional References


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An audio or video file is required with your application.  Applications without an audio or video submission will not be considered for an audition.

Please submit two arias in contrasting styles and languages with piano or orchestral accompaniment, made within 12 months of the YAP application deadline.
Number of selections required: 2.

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Performance Video

Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

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Payment Details

All applications require a $35 non-refundable application fee.
Please note that should you be asked to audition in person, there will be no extra charge for the pianist provided.
Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.