The Glimmerglass Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists Program: Musical Theater Application (2013)

This application closed on Wednesday February 27, 2013.

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

The audition will be held Monday, March 4, in New York City. 

Members of the Young Artists Program sing principal and supporting roles, cover all roles in mainstage productions (except where noted), sing in the chorus, are presented in concerts and cabarets, 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 & 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.

Please note that the Young Artists Program has two tracks: opera and musical theater. 

This audition is for musical theater positions and applicants must have extensive dance training/experience.

2013 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

Frederick Loewe/ Alan Jay Lerner
Performed in English
Conductor: James Lowe
Director: Gary Griffin
Arthur: David Pittsinger
Guenevere: Andriana Chuchman
Lancelot: Nathan Gunn
Merlyn: TBA
Mordred: TBA
Pellinore: TBA
Roles available to YAPs: 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: Andrew Wilkowske
Marchesa del Poggio: Ginger Costa-Jackson

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Stabat Mater
Performed in Latin with English supertitles
Director: Jessica 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: Francesca Zambello

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Personal Information

The program is limited to citizens of the United States and aliens holding permanent resident status

Contact Information

Audition Repertoire

Please bring two contrasting songs.  If you have operatic training and are comfortable offering operatic repertoire, one selection may be an aria.  Please enter the name of your two selections below.

There will be an initial dance call with callbacks on each audition day in addition to a vocal audition.

* 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.  This pertains to both opera and musical theater applicants. Number of selections required: 2.
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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 requested with your application. 
Please submit two contrasting songs with piano or orchestral accompaniment, made within 12 months of the YAP application deadline.

Maximum number of selections permitted: 2
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Performance Video

Minimum number of selections permitted: 1. Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

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As a reminder, this audition is for musical theater positions only and applicants must have extensive dance training/experience. All opera track positions have been filled.

Payment Details

All applications require a $25 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.