The Glimmerglass Festival

2011-12 Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists Program (Singer application)

This application closed on Friday October 7, 2011.

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, 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 2012 Artist in Residence, Eric Owens.

Applicants for Glimmerglass Festival's Young Artists Program must be fully available to the company from May 29 through August 25, 2012.  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 application form is for both tracks.  You may only audition for one track and should make audition date requests accordingly.  If you are considering applying for a musical theater position, you must have extensive dance training/experience.

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

Verdi / Ghislanzoni
Conductor: Nader Abbassi
Director: Francesca Zambello
Aida: Michelle Johnson
Amonasro: Eric Owens
Amneris: Daveda Karanas

Willson / Willson & Lacey
John DeMain
Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Harold Hill: Dwayne Croft
Marian Paroo:
Elizabeth Futral

Lully / Quinault
Conductor: David Fallis
Director: Marshall Pynkoski
Choreographer: Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg
Peggy Kriha Dye
Colin Ainsworth

Weill / Anderson
John DeMain
Tazewell Thompson
Stephen Kumalo: Eric Owens
The Leader: Sean Panikkar

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Personal Information

The program is limited to citizens of the United States and aliens holding permanent resident status
Only one selection is possible.
Please check all that apply Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

Contact Information

Audition Repertoire

Please bring a minimum of 4 selections fulfilling the following:

1) Three operatic arias in contrasting styles fulfilling these language requirements:
    1 Italian, 1 French, 1 English or German

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

* You can feel free to bring in more than 4 selections, as well as change your selections at the audition from the original list you provide.

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 and then enter "N/A" for all remaining, required fields.

There will be an initial dance call with callbacks on each musical theater 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: 4.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4

Selected Performance Experience

Role 1

Role 2

Role 3

Role 4

Role 5

Role 6

Role 7

Role 8

Dance Experience

(training/experience, length of study)
(training/experience, length of study)
(training/experience, length of study)
(training/experience, length of study)

Additional Skills


Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Education 4
Education 5

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.

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

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.