The 2024 Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival: apply today!

Manhattan Opera Studio is holding auditions for the 2024 Summer Festival. Selected singers will sing a fully staged opera with the MOS orchestra. We are casting all roles for Die Walküre, Hansel und Gretel and Radamisto. Additionally, all singers will participate in a gala concert in the prestigious in Lincoln Center, the home of the Metropolitan Opera. There will be masterclasses with some of the most renowned opera agents in NYC, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and coachings in music and diction.

Published Sun Dec 3, 2023
2024 Solti-Peretti Répétiteur Course: deadline approaching!

Pianists who are interested in developing their skills as répétiteurs/coaches are invited to apply for our 2024 Solti-Peretti Répétiteur Course, which takes place at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy. Course Director & Chief Faculty Member: Jonathan Papp. Faculty: Rodrigo De Vera (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona); Anthony Legge (Royal Opera House & English National Opera); Richard Bonynge (The Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, etc); Mark Markham (Pianist/Vocal Coach);   James Vaughan (Teatro alla Scala). All participants in this course will receive a full scholarship covering tuition and accommodation expenses during the course. More information:

Published Sat Dec 2, 2023
Georg Solti Accademia 2024 Bel Canto Course for Singers: time is running out!

Time is running out! Don't forget to apply! Opera Singers interested in honing their skills in the Italian opera repertoire with some of the world's leading opera singers, coaches, and conductors are invited to apply to the 2024 Bel Canto Course for Singers. Course Director & Principal Vocal Coach: Jonathan Papp. Guest Faculty: Barbara Frittoli, Carlo Rizzi, Richard Bonynge, Freddie De Tommaso, Aigul Akhmetshina. Permanent Faculty : Stefano Baldasseroni (Italian Diction), Jonathan Lakeland (Vocal Coach). All applicants selected to participate in this course will receive a full scholarship covering all tuition, accommodation, and meal expenses for the duration of the course. More information:

Published Fri Dec 1, 2023
Opernfest Prague 2024: Deadline approaching!

Record a piece of your choosing with professional orchestra! OFP is the only program of its kind, offering exclusive training, performance and professional development opportunities to international soloists. Apply today to join Opernfest Prague in 2024! FEATURES INCLUDE: Solo Recording with Professional Orchestra; Exclusive House Auditions; Individualized Training Daily; HD Video, Photo, and Media Resources; Sport / Performance Mental Health Coaching. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CONTRACTS. All Voice Fellows have the potential to be offered professional contracts, with OFP's collaborating houses. For additional information, follow OFP on Instagram or visit:

Published Thu Nov 30, 2023
GREAT NEWS FOR ILA in USA and Italy 2024!

Charlotte (NC), June 9 - July 6 / Vicenza (Italy), July 7 - August 4 International Lyric Academy is celebrating 30 years of success by partnering again with Opera Carolina. In 2024, ILA will offer programs in USA & Italy. Participants from across the world receive professional coachings, voice lessons, masterclasses, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in 2 fully staged performances of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica by G. Puccini, in Charlotte and in 2 fully staged performances of The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart, in Vicenza, Italy. Beethoven IX Symphony special for Chorus and Soloists program. Make a direct jump from being a full-time student to launching a full-time professional career. Please visit

Published Thu Nov 30, 2023
Mascarade Opera in Florence 24-26: deadline December 4!

Applications close next Monday for Mascarade Opera, an opera training and performance programme at the Mascarade Opera Foundation in Florence for exceptionally talented young singers and répétiteurs. Training provision is carefully structured around performance opportunities; through the programme's collaboration with Teatro La Fenice in Venice and other major operatic houses across Europe, artists enjoy the unique prospect of translating what they have learnt into professional practice on stage. Places on the programme are entirely funded with artists receiving tuition, maintenance and accommodation grants equivalent to entry-level salaried positions in the industry.

Published Wed Nov 29, 2023
Camerata Bardi International Academy 2024: apply now!

Check out Camerata Bardi International Academy's 2024 Season and apply now! This boutique program is designed for young singers who are looking for opportunities to step into their professional lives.  Camerata Bardi International Academy's initiatives create a space where young artists can get a fully integrated experience of what it means to be on a professional stage in a fast moving environment that can be intimidating to a young singer.  Deadline to apply: December 22, 2023. Apply now!

Published Tue Nov 28, 2023
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition: deadline Dec 15!

The Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition submission deadline is 11:59PM EST December 15, 2023. Don't miss your opportunity! No application fee, open to vocalists 18 years and older who are legal U.S. residents, with the opportunity for the winners to perform with the GSO in concert singing a featured solo part in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, receive a $2,000 honorarium, hotel accommodations, and up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses for the performance. Full information at:

Published Mon Nov 27, 2023
Europe’s Premiere YAP: Trentino Music Festival 2024!

The Trentino Music Festival is Europe's Premiere Young Artist Training & Performance Program. The Opera Performance Studio is designed for highly talented singers with a focus on ‘career development & professional management’. Performances include leading roles in Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro and Opera Galas all accompanied by the Trentino Music Festival Orchestra. Training at the TMF includes voice lessons, voacl coaching, diction, master classes, dramatic interpretation, all designed to 'define & refine' your audition package. No other YAP provides the level of artistic excellence that you will find at the Trentino Music Festival. Join us and 'Learn What You Love in Italy'. 

Published Sun Nov 26, 2023
Join us for an unforgettable summer: Opera Lucca 2024

Casting has begun for Opera Lucca's production of Gianni Schicchi! Apply now to study Italian opera and language in Puccini's hometown. Opera Lucca is a summer festival for singers, pianists, and composers. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2024, June 8th - July 7th. For the centennial of Puccini's death, this season we are casting roles in Gianni Schicchi as well as in scenes from Suor Angelica, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La bohème, and other bel canto, baroque, and dramatic repertoire. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song through a focus on the poetic language. Our distinguished faculty includes native Italian speakers and experts in operatic Italian from Italy and the US. Join us for an unforgettable summer!  Visit 

Published Sat Nov 25, 2023