Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Summer Session: Apply Today!

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - Jun 24-Jul 22, 2019 LE NOZZE DI FIGARO: Aug 4-28, 2019. Final Deadline March 1, 2019. Are you ready to take the next step in building your career? Curious about what it takes to sing and live in Germany? Join us in historic Weimar - sing a role in a fully-staged opera, audition for agents, and immerse yourself in German language and culture. Our comprehensive program focuses on the German theatre system and offers intensive training in singing, diction, stagecraft & rehearsal process, masterclasses, individual lessons & daily German language classes, as well as audition & career management workshops. Our alumni work in theatres all over Germany! Learn more & apply at

Training through performance in Italy: Music Academy International 2019

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.

Join us: Vocal Academy of Orvieto 2019

Preparing the opera singer of the 21st century. Join us at the Vocal Academy of Orvieto. Our 2019 SEASON: Così fan tutte~Mozart; Il giuoco del quadriglio~Caldara. We offer fully staged, costumed roles with orchestra, concerts, private voice lessons/coachings, Italian instruction~yoga, recitative training w. Italian conductor, an intimate setting & group meals. Feldenkrais postural training, conversation groups, career lectures. Premiere Faculty includes Jim Meredith~pianist of Frederika von Stade, Hugo Vera~Metropolitan Opera tenor, Marco Bellussi~stage director,Teatro la Fenice, Maestro Raffaele Cipriano~Sarasota Opera, Marie Te Hapuku, Metropolitan Opera. Accepting application until all roles are filled. For more information go to

Deadline Approaching: 2019 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

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!

Deadline March 15: Druid City Opera Workshop 2019

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! Application deadline: March 15, 2019

Apply by March 10: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 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!

Greve Opera Academy 2019: apply now!

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.

Your career starts here: Nicola Martinucci International Voice Competition 2019

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:

Enrich your artistic life: Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2019

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!

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

2019 Canto Vocal Programs: unique learning experience in Europe and in the US!

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.

Terrific training and performance opportunity: Russian Opera Workshop 2019

RUSSIAN OPERA WORKSHOP 2019: “...perhaps the preeminent expositor of the Russian vocal repertoire in America.” (BROADWAY WORLD). AUDITIONS - Free to apply. 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.

LAST CALL! Auditions & Casting for Los Angeles Summer Opera Intensive

Sing with professional orchestra! Perform roles in fully staged productions! Improve your acting technique! Expand your professional network! Enhance your career skills! Three FULL operas in one summer: IL TABARRO, SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI, all fully staged with professional orchestra! Roles for both Emerging Professional Artists and Studio Artists! Studio Artists will perform audience favorite opera scenes from Mozart to modern-day composers with chamber orchestra in the OPERA POTPOURRI production! Dixie Diva is back this summer! Master classes with Grammy Award-winning Metropolitan Opera star VICTORIA LIVENGOOD!

iSING! International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China 2019!

Since 2011, iSING! has nurtured first-rate vocal talents, helped launch careers in major opera houses around the world, presented top-tiered performances, and sponsored cultural exchange between East and West through the unique voice of the iSING! initiative. The 2019 iSING! International Young Artists Festival, which since its founding has been devoted to introducing Mandarin as a lyric language and promoting Chinese vocal music in the mainstream music world, will continue its mission of training singers in both Western and Chinese vocal repertoire.

Heifetz International Music Institute 2019: new initiative for singers!

The Baroque Vocal Workshop is a new initiative from the Heifetz International Music Institute expressly for aspiring and emerging professional singers who wish to deepen their understanding of Baroque music and style, through the prism of the Heifetz Institute’s renowned instrumental teaching and unique Heifetz Performance and Communication Training method, which marries world-class vocal and instrumental instruction with experiential classes in Movement, Drama, Public Speaking, and other methods designed to developed the physical, gestural and verbal communication skills and leadership capacity both on and off stage. Led by renowned opera conductor David Stern and prominent vocal pedagogue Dominique Labelle. Apply at

Study in Italy's famed Musical City: Canta in Italia 2019

Canta in Italia "Sing in Italy": Experience Tuscany. Now entering its 15th summer of study abroad, Canta in Italia offers singers the unforgettable experience of living and studying in the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. Located 45 minutes west of Florence, the city where opera was born, Lucca offers a small town experience and easy access to Italy's major cultural center. Lucca, known in Italy as "the musical city", is the birthplace Puccini, Boccherini and Catalani. From June 3 to June 29, students are immersed in Italian language, culture, and are stimulated by an intensive course of vocal study, daily voice lessons, coaching, master classes, 2 hours of daily Italian instruction by native speakers, and 2 concerts.

Taos Opera Institute 2019: Apply now!

Accepting applications for Taos Opera Institute 2019. This program is divided into 4 weeks, each week you will work on different language with daily one-on-one sessions with a coach and a voice teacher from all over the country. You will have the opportunity to perform multiple times every week, and perform in the Gala at the end of the month. This program is tailored to the singer, their goals and taking them to the next level.

Prague Summer Nights 2019: deadline extended!

The application deadline for Prague Summer Nights has been extended until Sunday, February 24. Apply online at—or in-person during the PSN Live Audition Tour—for roles and scholarships in our double-cast, fully-staged with orchestra productions of Mozart's Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro at the historic Estates Theatre. All roles are still available; Tenors, Baritones, Basses encouraged to apply. Receive expert training, audition for European opera companies and compete in the PSN Voice Competition—all while performing scenes from Czech operas by Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček, chamber music concerts, new music programs and even cabaret. Apply now to jump start your career with a month you'll never forget!

Canada's largest summer opera festival: The Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2019

The Halifax Summer Opera Festival is Canada's largest summer opera festival and educational workshop. We're a friendly, supportive program that focuses on empowering young artists with practical stage experience. We invite mezzos and men to apply for our 15th season, for available roles in Die Zauberflöte, Les contes d'Hoffmann and Alcina. July 13 to August 11, 2019. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada No age limit Distance applications accepted until all roles are cast

Perform in a fully-staged opera with full orchestra: Narnia Festival International Vocal Arts Program 2019

Ready for an incredible summer in beautiful Umbria, Italy performing in a fully staged opera with orchestra? Ready to take your career to the next level with Italian intensive language classes, meetings with agents and coaches, and role preparation? The Narnia Festival International Vocal Arts Program is an incredible opportunity for young singers to train through performance. This year’s festival presents Bizet’s Carmen fully staged with orchestra, reimagined by critically acclaimed director and voice teacher Andrea DelGiudice. The Narnia Festival also presents an oratorio and concert program, opportunities for high school students and young artists, as well as scholarships based on financial need. Get ready to train through performance!

The 2019 Ensemble OrQuesta Opera Academies (UK): applications open!

The 2019 Ensemble OrQuesta Opera Academies (UK) are: Les Indes Galantes (Rameau) - April, Magic Flute (Mozart) - May/June and Alcina (Handel) - July. Perform full roles in a fully staged performance with professional orchestral accompaniment. “The level of training was world-class, and attention was given to every detail. The unique and creative way Ensemble OrQuesta trains musicians nurtured my personal innovation as a performer.” Ashley Adams (USA) "Ensemble OrQuesta deserve their own category in the realm of YAPs. The course's instructors’ working style creates an experience that is incredibly intense in instructional detail, yet relaxed and collaborative in atmosphere." Fiona Gillespie (USA)

Opernfest Prague 2019: Apply now!

August 4-11, 2019: Opernfest Prague is a uniquely individualized program offering training, performance and professional development opportunities to international soloists. The OFP Program Includes: Solo Performance with Full Orchestra; Exclusive House Auditions; Individualized Training with a Team from the National Theater Prague. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CONTRACTS - OFP is the only program of its kind where singers have the potential to be offered house contracts directly from their Fest participation. Multiple contracts and long-term engagements have been awarded to OFP alumni with our collaborating houses. MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. Deadline: March 1, 2019

Get to the next level: IVAI (International Vocal Arts Institute) 2019

Founded by Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor Joan Dornemann and Metropolitan Opera Conductor Paul Nadler in 1986, the International Vocal Arts Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and training the most talented young opera singers around the world. Whether you are a young singer with boundless potential, or a career ready performer looking for extra polish, IVAI is designed with you in mind to help push you to the next level. IVAI is a ten day intensive program providing private voice lessons, private coachings, and training in vocal technique, dramatic presentation, acting, language and diction, as well as opportunities to sing in masterclasses, concerts, and fully staged productions. Apply now!

Generous scholarships: Apply now for Bay View Music Festival 2019!

LIVE AND ONLINE AUDITION OPENINGS FOR DIE ZAUBERFLOTE, AMERICAN SPIRITUALS INTENSIVE, OPERA SCENES, OR WEST SIDE STORY THIS SUMMER! Bay View Music Festival offers four distinct opportunities for collegiate and post-collegiate singers interested in honing their craft in a supportive, warm, and collegial environment in Petoskey, MI including: a unique art song/opera scenes/recording seminar, mainstage musical production of West Side Story, fully staged production of Mozart's Die Zauberflote with orchestra in original language, and a week-long intensive study of the American Spiritual with Dr. Everett McCorvey. Programs are tuition-based but generous scholarships available, as well as opportunities for church gigs.

Deadline February 1: The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition 2019

The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition: Application deadline February 1, 2019. Fee $30. Late applications by February 15, 2019. Fee $50. Semifinals March 30, 2019, NYC. Finals Concert 4/6/19 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 1977, the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world, and is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing. $22,000 in cash prizes. Age Limit 40 years – must be born after Jan. 1, 1979. Open to singers who are early in their oratorio career.

Full-tuition scholarship at the world’s premier training institution: Academy of Vocal Arts

The mission of the Academy of Vocal Arts is to be the world’s premier institution for training young artists as international opera soloists. Through rigorous instruction and coaching, and by presentations of Resident Artists from around the world in concerts, oratorios, public programs and fully staged professional opera productions, AVA will train artists with the high potential for career success while enriching lives in Philadelphia and beyond. Apply today!

Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia 2019: Deadline 3/1!

Applications are being accepted for summer 2019. To be eligible for the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia, you must be a singer who is currently an undergraduate student or who has recently completed your undergraduate study. It is not necessary to have studied voice or opera as an undergraduate, but you should be serious about opera study and have at least three arias, prepared in the original languages, in your repertoire. Spain is waiting for you. Apply before the application deadline (March 1)

Two weeks left to apply: Bologna International Opera Academy 2019

Two weeks remain until the registration is closed. Hurry up and apply to secure your spot in BIOA 2019! BIOA is not JUST an opera training program but a rare opportunity to be heard and hired by opera houses and agents! Our singers are getting international attention. Many of our singers are hired and featured in opera houses after our program ends.That is the uniqueness of BIOA. Be Heard - Be Hired! BREAKING NEWS! The legendary Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli is joining the BIOA faculty in 2019. He joins our prestigious team of world - class staff and faculty for two weeks of intensive operatic training. "Probably the best singers program in Italy! Highly recommended for aspiring young artists. Studying in Italy is essential for interpreting this sublime art." Lyubomir Damyanov

Deadline January 25: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2019

Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest; June 16–29, 2019; Discover what it takes to embark on an opera career. Led by the long-time artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre, Mikael Eliasen, this program is designed primarily for high school and undergraduate singers who are considering entering conservatory. Study privately with faculty of the renowned vocal studies department at the Curtis Institute of Music, and delve more deeply into your existing repertoire, with the space and time to follow your curiosity. Apply by January 25, 2019 at

Great training in Miami Beach: Miami Music Festival 2019

Live Audition Deadline- January 15. Spend your summer in Miami's notorious South-Beach as the Miami Music Festival moves to Miami Beach for the summer of 2019! While enjoying the white sands and blue waters in Miami Beach's Art Deco District, you will perform a role in large-scale opera productions with full orchestra and sharpen your craft with individual instruction with prominent voice faculty, coaches, conductors and directors. Productions include: Mozart- The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Muhly- Dark Sisters, Golijov- Ainadamar, Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Lully- Armide with additional performance opportunities in opera scenes programs, aria evenings, musical theatre, and Zarzuela.

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music Summer Programs: Oberlin in Italy 2019

This four-week intensive opera program for the collegiate, pre-professional singer (18 years and older) combines language and musical study with Italian cultural immersion. Program participants work closely with a faculty of internationally distinguished artists, teachers, coaches, conductors, and stage directors. You will develop your singing-acting craft, musical interpretation, and artistry—all in the heart of Tuscany. Performance opportunities include two fully staged operas with orchestra, concerts, and a scenes program. For more information: Please note: casting has begun for this program. Contact the administrator if you would like specifics on filled roles. Applications to be considered on a rolling basis through the final deadline.

Deadline February 1: Bel Canto Institute 2019

Summer and Youth Summer Program: June 24-July 20, 2019. Singers and pianists in residence in Florence, Italy; the opportunity to immerse oneself in study of Bel Canto, a style of singing/playing rich in vocal and orchestral traditions handed down from generation to generation. Participants study with internationally renowned faculty who perform, teach, and coach at the leading opera houses of the world. Bel Canto Institute features two tracks: Youth Division Summer Program (ages 15-17) and the Summer Program (ages 18+). Performance awards granted. Award recipients are granted performance opportunities in the United States with piano or orchestra. Application deadline: February 1st, 2019. Visit our website to apply!

SongFest 2019: LIVE AUDITIONS NOW! Generous scholarships!

SongFest: LIVE AUDITIONS NOW! NYC, BOSTON, TORONTO, LA - Recorded Deadline: Feb 13 Generous scholarships! May 25-June 24, 2019 Highlights: JAKE HEGGIE: 2019 distinguished composer; Susan Graham: guest recital; GRAHAM JOHNSON: "A Journey Through Schubert Lieder". SongFest is packed with NEW opportunities and faculty. Located in LA, SongFest is hosted by the Colburn School and is the only US festival dedicated to the study and performance of song. At SongFest, the student as a unique and individual artist is the focus. Private coachings & lessons, master classes & concerts. Students will have the chance to work with our internationally renowned faculty and the best of today’s 5 living composers! Visit for more information.

International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw: deadline January 15!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and apply to the 10th International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw, May 2019! Meet the Jury of outstanding artists such as Piotr Beczała, directors of leading opera houses (Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zurich, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin) and best agents. Over 100 000 € in prizes, professional engagements, free accommodation provided with host families and no application fee. Application deadline: 15 January 2019. More information at

Over $75K in prizes and awards: The 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition

The 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition is now accepting applications! 1st Prize - $20,000 • 2nd Prize - $15,000 • 3rd Prize – $10,000 • Total prizes and awards will exceed $75,000. Complete eligibility, guidelines, and tips for contestants available at Founded in 1998 to celebrate the centenary of Lotte Lenya’s birth, the competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in wide ranging theatrical repertoire, with a focus on the works of Kurt Weill. Since its inception, the LLC has grown into an internationally recognized leader in identifying and nurturing the next generation of “total-package performers” (Opera News) and rising stars in both the opera and musical theater worlds.
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