Deadline Approaching: Apply Today for the 2019 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. The Jensen Foundation supports America’s most promising young opera professionals with its annual Vocal Competition. Singers compete for their share of $41,500 in awards, including a $15,000 First Place award. The 2019 competition takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City May 13-18. The singing environment is well-organized and supportive with professional accompanists and preliminary judges. Twelve finalists are chosen to perform before the Finals Judges who are distinguished in the world of opera. After the competition, finalists may request feedback from the judges. Apply by Sunday, March 17 to join us in New York this May!
In need of an inspiring week or confidence building, sensible shop talk, new friendships and networking, and world class training? Consider the Druid City Opera Workshop, May 22-30, 2019 at the University of Alabama. Classes in acting, dance, improvisation, stage combat and other skills are combined with master classes, diction workshops and auditions clinics, all taught by a dedicated faculty under the leadership of Paul Houghtaling including Linda Lister, Amanda Johnston, Richard Masters, Kevin Chance, David Ronis, Dawn Neely and others. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! www.opera.music.ua.edu Application deadline: March 15, 2019
The Schmidt Vocal Institute nurtures and mentors the development of talented, young singers who wish to pursue studies in music performance and/or education. The curriculum focuses on training singers to have a healthy technique, improved musicianship, and outstanding performance skills. 2019 guest faculty includes Michael Heaston, Martin Katz, Beth Roberts, and Pierre Vallet. Apply by March 10 at www.schmidtvocalinsitute.org!
Train & Perform In Italy!!! MAI is the premiere young artist training and performance program in Europe today. It is distinguished from other YAP by the variety and quality of opportunities it provides its participants. Young Artists perform leading roles in staged productions with orchestra while working with world-class directors, conductors, and Master Teachers. The focus of the studio is on professional development and ‘training through performance’. Operas & Galas for 2019 include Ariadne auf Naxos, La Clemenza di Tito, Turn of the Screw, & Le Nozze di Figaro. Participants receive Vocal Lessons & Coaching, Acting, Diction, Master Classes, Consultations with German Opera Houses, & Management Auditions. Partial scholarships available.
CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce the 5th Season of their summer program, the Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Running from June 10 - July 6, the Academy will feature fully staged productions with orchestra of Puccini's Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi as well as other concerts and recitals in Greve and Florence. The Academy also includes excursions, Italian language, vocal technique, coachings, acting and more, including masterclasses with world-renowned soprano Katia Ricciarelli. Many participants have gone on to perform with CLO back in the US in main-stage or Young Artist Program productions. Live auditions in NYC as well as submitted materials accepted.
Nicola Martinucci International Voice Competition was created to grow and encourage new generations of Opera Singers. Competition will take place in Lucca, Italy June 27, 28, 29, 2019. Judges: Nicola Martinucci, Honorary President; Michel Beaulac, Opera de Montreal; David Bennett, San Diego Opera; Giancarlo Del Monaco, Director; Francesca Condeluci, Columbia Artists - CAMI; Claudio Ferri, Royal Artists Management; Mauro Gabrieli, Teatro Comunale di Bologna; James Meena, Opera Carolina; Aldo Tarabella, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca; Melissa Wegner, Metropolitan Opera New York. May 22, 2019 is the Application Deadline. Check for Prizes, info and to apply at: http://www.martinuccicompetition.com
Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival offers 6 weeks of intensive training for vocalists, assistant conductors and orchestra musicians. June 23 - August 5. Teachers, coaching staff and conductors comprised of artists from ROH Covent Garden, with guest coach David Gowland - director of the Jette Parker Young Artists Program at ROH Covent Garden. Repertoire 2019: Don Giovanni, Carmen, La Rondine, and concerts. Fully staged with orchestra. Single room, Italian class, recitative training, tourism in Sicily, Sicilian cuisine, and many opportunities to enrich your artistic and personal life, creating lasting friendships. Scholarships available.
Auditions for the 2019 Manhattan Opera Studio are approaching. Apply NOW! This year the Manhattan Opera Studio will be producing a full version with orchestra of Wagner's Die Walküre. We are proud to be the first and only young artist program to perform a full Wagnerian opera. In addition we will be performing Mozart's The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro and Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Selected singers will participate in a concert at Carnegie Hall, masterclasses with some of the most prestigious agents of New York City, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, and music coachings. For more information and to apply, please visit www.manhattanoperastudio.org
After many successful programs in Europe and the US, Canto Vocal Programs returns for its second summer in Louisville, KY. Canto-Louisville's expert faculty (MET, Les Maîtres Sonneurs, Opera Theatre of St Louis, Ópera de Colombia, CCM) helps each singer develop the musical, linguistic and dramatic skills that are the hallmark of great performers. The 2019 program offers opportunities to learn and perform through public master classes, concerts and a staged production of Carmen. Daily coachings and classes are provided with emphasis on style as well as French conversation classes. Join us for a unique learning experience with the Canto team! More information about all our programs (Toulouse, Zagreb and Louisville) on our website.
RUSSIAN OPERA WORKSHOP 2019: “...perhaps the preeminent expositor of the Russian vocal repertoire in America.” (BROADWAY WORLD). AUDITIONS - Free to apply. http://www.russianoperaworkshop.com/ ONLINE - Submit video by March 15, 2019. TCHAIKOVSKY OPERAS - Major roles. Plan ahead. Iolanta | June 3 - 27. The Maid of Orleans (Joan of Arc) | July 8 - August 1. Artists take daily Russian language classes and perform in master classes, Russian Romances concerts, and operas. VOCAL MASTER CLASSES: Angela Meade, Bryan Hymel, Benita Valente, Sally Wolf. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Thor Eckert, Academy of Vocal Arts, Sandra Hormozi, Encompass Arts.
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