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Final Deadline: Mar 20, 2018: Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer 2018

DIE FLEDERMAUS - Jun 24 – Jul 23, 2018 DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Aug 3-29, 2018. Final Deadline: Mar 20, 2018. Now in our 11th year, LOSW is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, focusing on the German theater system. Intensive training in singing, diction, movement, rehearsal process, stagecraft and role study, masterclasses, individual lessons and daily German language instruction. You'll sing a role in a fully-staged opera, receive sessions in audition techniques & career management & have opportunities to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available. Apply: https://goo.gl/272Ynh App. Form: https://goo.gl/Cpf7L1

Deadline March 1: Mostly Modern Festival Institute 2018

*Attention Vocalists*: Apply today to the Mostly Modern Festival Institute (June 4-18, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY)! The MMF Institute is the educational component of the Mostly Modern Festival, offering one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. The institute has over 100 students & over 30 faculty members. There will be a choir, orchestra, four chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lectures, and private lessons. The Institute is open to musicians age 18 to infinity – we welcome people in ALL stages of their career. DEADLINE: MARCH 1 https://mostlymodernfestival.org/apply-vocalists

Deadlines approaching: iSING! Festival in Suzhou, China 2018!

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 26 for audition cities in New York, Bologna, and Berlin. iSING! Festival is a one-of-a-kind international opera experience in China. Founded in 2011 with a mission to introduce Mandarin as a lyric language, and Chinese vocal music as an emerging genre in the mainstream music world, iSING! offers a unique opportunity for Western singers to explore the new and exciting opera scene in China. This full-scholarship program provide opportunities for singers to coach with internationally renowned professionals from major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Australia, and China's National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Prague Summer Nights 2018: select roles still available!

Prague Summer Nights 2018 is still accepting applications for select roles in fully-staged, professionally-directed productions of Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte at the historic Estates Theater. Financial aid is available. Spend a month in the heart of Europe with PSN’s renown faculty, clinicians like soprano Rosalind Plowright, OBE and Czech National Theatre coach Jelena Nosková, as well as at the Prague Conservatory—studying diction, interpretation, audition prep, entrepreneurship and more. Additional concerts include Czech opera scenes (Rusalka, Bartered Bride) and American Songbook cabaret at Prague's famous jazz clubs. Apply for the PSN Vocal Academy, too: PragueSummerNights.com/apply.

Deadline March 10: International Young Artists Project 2018

Come to the heart of Tuscany and have an unparalleled opportunity to study and perform Musical Theater, Mozart’s REQUIEM, Puccini’s GIANNI SCHICCHI and an evening of Italian art songs. Perform opera with orchestra under the baton of Maestro Romolo Gessi of Trieste, and prepare opera scenes with Paolo Bellocci of Firenze’s Maggio Musicale. Solo opportunities in Mozart open, as are SCHICCHI roles: especially interested in men’s voices for this production. There are two tracks: Track 1 is June 23-July 15 priced at $4995 and includes coaching/participation in all of above. Track 2 is July 1-July 15 priced at $4595, concentrates on oratorio/opera. Deadline March 10! See www.iyaproject.org for all that you are getting—hotel, transportation, meals.

Transformative learning opportunity: Maltese Opera Studio 2018

Maltese Opera Studio is an exciting and transformative learning opportunity located on the Island Nation of Malta. Cooperation with the Joseph Calleja Foundation and the Malta School of Music brings you the best in voice instructors and coaches from Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Transform your voice while enjoying a beautiful and memorable experience among friends, enjoying housing on St. Thomas Bay Beach. Get to know opera superstar Joseph Calleja and create good connections with instructors who make a difference in the opera world.

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2018-20

DO YOU WANT VOICE TRAINING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST TEMPLES OF OPERA? The La Scala Academy of Lyric Opera is the choice for you! The program (tuition free!) hones your interpretation of opera and chamber repertoire through coaching in vocal scores, vocal technique, and stage presence, body language techniques and physical expression under the guidance of artists of the caliber of Luciana D’intino, Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra, Eva Mei, Gregory Kunde, to name a few. Concerts with orchestra or piano, festivals of chamber music at La Scala and tours in Italy and abroad are planned. Lessons in Italian for foreigners will also be provided and participants are given a monthly stipend! Application deadline: March 6, 2018

TUITION FREE: The Marc and Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program 2018

NEW COLLABORATION! SONGFEST and LOS ANGELES OPERA. The Marc & Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program: Full fellowships for a few emerging professional singers. LA Opera & SongFest announce a new partnership to launch The Marc & Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program. Now in its 23rd year, SongFest is a training program, festival and gathering for singers & pianists in song and recital repertoire. Fellows will study SONG at SongFest (May 12-Jun 3) and opera at LAO June 4-10. Faculty includes LAO musical staff & guest artists connected with LA Opera. Dates: May 12-June 10, Colburn School and LAO. Info: songfest@earthlink.net. www.songfest.us DEADLINE: Mar 2 (recorded or live Feb 23)

Deadline March 18: Apply Today for the 2018 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 competition takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City May 21-26. 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 today, and join us in New York this May!

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2018

Varna International Opera Academy: Puccini’s La Rondine – Fully-staged; Kurt Weill’s Street Scene – Fully-staged; Ravel’s L'enfant et les Sortileges – Semi-staged. Bulgaria: May 20 to June 17, 2018 This is the opportunity you have been looking for! To perform in productions of La Rondine, Street Scene and L’enfant et les Sortileges with professional orchestra in the enchanting country of Bulgaria! Auditions are now underway for this Opera Academy combining prestigious performance opportunities with world-class training under the tutelage of internationally renowned faculty. Limited scholarships available for male singers and apprentices! Full details and applications forms at: http://www.varnaoperaacademy.com

Auditions in February: Greve Opera Academy 2018!

Now in our 4th season, the Greve Opera Academy is a collaboration between CT Lyric Opera, the CT Virtuosi and the town of Greve in Chianti (Florence). The Academy provides young singers the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and perform leading roles in fully staged operas with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with practical professional experience. The 2018 Academy will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts throughout Tuscany including Florence, San Gimignano, Greve and elsewhere. In the first 3 seasons, attendees have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, among others, and many have gone on to perform with CLO in the US in main-stage productions.

Deadline March 30: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2018

Discover what it means to be an opera singer. The Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest is designed for young singers considering entering conservatory, and is open to students of high school and undergraduate age. Singers in this select program pursue activities focused on vocal artistry, surrounded by elite faculty from Curtis Institute of Music’s renowned vocal studies department. Private voice lessons, daily master classes, opportunities to perform, alexander technique and more... Apply now! Final applications are due March 30 at noon EST. Visit Curtis.edu/Eliasen for information.

World class training for aspiring opera singers: Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2018

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival offers 6 weeks of intensive vocal training and performing - June 24 - August 6. Teachers include Neil Shicoff, Nelly Miricioiu, Jack LiVigni, Salvatore Fisichella, etc. 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 2018: Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, L'elisir d'amore, and concerts. Single room, daily Italian , recitative training, tourism in Sicily, Sicilian cuisine, and many opportunities to enrich your artistic and personal life, creating lasting friendships. We guarantee that 6 weeks of intensive training at our program will teach you more than 4 years at your University. Currently 1 Scholarship available.

LAST CALL! Apply by February 18 for live/video auditions. Casting will start immediately! Angels Vocal Art Summer Opera Intensive 2018

West Coast SUMMER OPERA INTENSIVE: Apply Today! LAST CALL! Apply by February 18 for live/video auditions. Casting will start immediately! EMERGING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM: July 2-21, 2018 • California State University, Los Angeles. An intensive opera workshop for exceptional emerging professional singers (all voice types). Features leading roles in Bernstein’s Candide, a fully staged production with professional orchestra at the state-of-the-art theatre “A Noise Within” and much more...STUDIO ARTISTS PROGRAM: June 24 – July 28, 2018 • California State University, Los Angeles. An intensive opera workshop for collegiate level singers (advanced high school singers may also be considered). Features leading roles in Opera Potpourri and supporting/ensemble roles in Bernstein’s Candide. Provides an opportunity to create a complete professional audition package and much more...

Application deadline extended - February 17, 2018: OCAVA-in-Rome Summer Program

Application deadline extended - February 17, 2018: Following the great success from the previous five years, OCAVA announces the OCAVA-in-Rome 2018 Summer Program for singers in Rome, Italy (June 17 to July 8). The young vocal artists from the United States and abroad will come to Rome to work with an internationally renowned faculty on this intensive 3-week program that combines daily voice lessons and Italian language classes, weekly master classes, lectures/workshops, group discussions, and three public concerts. This 3-week program is open to high school and college students/graduates, and accomplished amateurs who want to develop performance skills, improve vocal technique, and actively participate in music making and performances in a highly professional atmosphere.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2018

ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE! Don't miss out! The 5th annual JTVA Vocal Competition welcomes exceptional singing in genres from opera, oratorio and art songs, to jazz, musical theater and cabaret standards. There are no specific age, education or residency requirements. Two levels of competition based on vocal experience are offered and ALL finalists receive a cash award. Awards total over $24,000, as well as soloist performance opportunities with the Oakland Symphony, the Masterworks Chorale in San Mateo CA, and a 2019 music festival in Provence, France. Applications will be accepted only until February 18, 2018.

Application deadline approaching February 19th! Opera Lucca 2018

Study Italian opera and language in Lucca, Puccini's beautiful hometown in Tuscany. Opera Lucca offers immersion in operatic and conversational Italian. Singers and pianists will prepare arias and scenes for performances, coached by world-class faculty who are either native Italians or experts in the language. Mornings are dedicated to language classes at the Lucca Italian School. Lucca is close to Florence, Pisa, Rome, beaches, and the weekends are free to travel around Italy. The festival runs from June 11th to July 6th. Please visit our website at operalucca.org.

Excellent training for young singers: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2018

The Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) nurtures and mentors the development of talented, young singers from 15-18 years old. The curriculum focuses on training singers to have a healthy technique, improved musicianship, and outstanding performance skills. Singers study with the Miami University voice faculty as well as the 2018 guest faculty, including Nathan and Julie Gunn, Sylvia McNair, and Brian Zeger. In a special partnership with Cincinnati Opera, singers see a performance of La Traviata and attend a master class with a Cincinnati Opera Principal Artist. With courses in lyric diction, acting, Alexander Technique, historical performances, and vocal health, the course culminates with two public performances on campus in Oxford, OH.

Study in Italy's famed Musical City: Canta in Italia 2018

Canta in Italia "Sing in Italy" Experience Tuscany Now entering its 14th summer of study abroad, Canta in Italia offer 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 with easy access to Italy's major cultural center. Puccini, Boccherini and Catalani were all born in Lucca, known throughout Italy as "the musical city". From June 4 through June 30, students are immersed in Italian language and culture, and stimulated by an intensive course of vocal study and performance. The program includes 2 hours of daily language instruction by native speakers, voice lesson and/or coaching sessions, weekly master classes with Alan Held and Claudia Catania. Apply now.

Calling all male voices and mezzos/contraltos: Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2018!

Opera Canada says that "the Halifax Summer Opera Festival has proven the rumours of opera's demise are false. The Festival's passionate young performers and exuberant audiences of all ages clearly share a love for the art form and a commitment to its future." We're the largest opera festival east of Toronto! For our second round of casting we invite applications from men and mezzos (all soprano roles are cast). We have limited but excellent roles for all male voices (including countertenors) and mezzos/contraltos in our mainstage operas: L'Incoronazione di Poppea, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Giovanni. Join us on the East Coast of Canada in beautiful Nova Scotia this summer for the 14th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival!

Free to apply, submit by March 15: Russian Opera Workshop 2018

“Every summer since 2011, [Ghenady] Meirson has conducted Russian Opera Workshop... familiarizing vocal students from all over with the idiom and offering free performances of two focal works.” (OPERA NEWS). SUMMER 2018 - Free to apply. Submit by March 15, 2018 - http://bit.ly/2xOOSe9. SUMMER 2018: “Prince Igor” by Borodin (June 4 - 29); “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky (July 9 - August 2). Artists take daily Russian language classes, and perform in vocal and professional development master classes, Russian Romances concerts, and operas. VOCAL MASTER CLASSES with Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Florence Quivar and Benita Valente. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MASTER CLASSES with Thor Eckert, Academy of Vocal Arts and Sandra Hormozi, Encompass Arts.

Final audition dates: Martina Arroyo Foundation's celebrated Prelude to Performance Program 2018!

APPLY NOW for Martina Arroyo Foundation's celebrated Prelude to Performance Program! Final live auditions February 16-18, 2018. Prelude, June 4-July 15, will present Falstaff and Don Pasquale, fully staged with orchestra in original language at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, NYC. Still tuition free with limited stipends. Don't miss this opportunity to work with Martina Arroyo and her excellent staff in New York!

Elite Training, House Auditions and Solo Performance with Orchestra: Opernfest Prague 2018

Opernfest Prague: Elite Training, House Auditions and Solo Performance with Orchestra July 22-29, 2018. Opernfest Prague is an elite training program offering individualized instruction, solo performance with orchestra, and introductions to opera houses with available professional contract opportunities. MULTIPLE PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS were offered to 2017 Alumni as a result of their OFP participation. All Voice Fellows Receive: Solo Performance with Full Orchestra; Multiple House Auditions; Individualized Training on Solo Repertoire. Work 1:1 with a conductor, director, répétiteur and language consultant, all actively engaged in A-level Houses. The OFP Team offers training in EN, DE, RUS, IT, FR, and CZ. MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. Deadline: February 22, 2018. For additional program information, or to learn more about Team OFP, visit: OpernfestPrague.com

Transform your audition arias: Balance Arts Opera Berlin 2018

Balance Arts Opera Berlin 2018 Presents: AUDITION SUCCESS June 26 - July 5th. Through one-on-one lessons in voice, Alexander Technique, acting, and musical coaching transform your 3 arias for the fall 2018 audition season! There will also be master classes, mock auditions, German lessons and guidance on how to audition in Europe. Faculty: Thomas Michael Allen, Abbie Furmanski, Gary Jankowsky, Ann Rodiger, Boon Koh, John Norris, Tomoko Okada, Chris Crans, Aenne Troester, Zenaida des Aubris. Visit balanceartscenter.com to apply. Application fee 25 Euros, workshop fee 1600 Euros. Application deadline: March 15, 2018. Visit www.balanceartscenter.com for more info.

Auditions Starting: Register for Berlin Opera Academy 2018

Registration for auditions available subject to availability. BOA is the premier European opera training program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists. Perform a role in the BOA 2018 Summer Opera Festival. Audition for agents for individualized feedback. Work with faculty active in the international opera scene from the MET to major German houses. Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops. Lessons, Masterclasses & Coachings. German Language Class & Immersion. Submit your application online www.berlinoperaacademy.com

Deadline February 1: The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition 2018

Application deadline February 1, 2018. Fee $30. Late application deadline February 15, 2018. Fee $50. The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition: Semifinals April 7, 2018, NYC; Finals Concert 4/14/18 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, 1978. Open to singers who are early in their oratorio career.

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2018: Final deadlines approaching!

Manhattan Opera Studio, the Summer Program that brings you to Carnegie Hall announces auditions for the 2018 Summer Festival. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary with new productions to be staged and performed with the MOS Orchestra. From June 4th till August 1st, selected singers will participate in a full opera production, aria concerts, coachings and masterclasses with some of the most prestigious opera professionals in New York City. Please visit http://www.manhattanoperastudio.org/summer-festival-auditions for more information!

Perform in fully-staged operas with full orchestra: Narnia Festival Vocal Arts Program 2018

Perform in fully-staged operas with full orchestra, and work with internationally-renowned faculty in the beautiful city of Narni, Italy! We offer young artists the experience of a lifetime as they prepare and perform leading roles, supporting roles, and concert repertoire at numerous gorgeous concert halls, cathedrals, and the historic Teatro Communale di Manini of Narni, one of the national gems of the region of Umbria, Italy. Our visiting artists and faculty have worked at the world's most prestigious opera houses and concert halls and work one-on-one with young artists to "Train through Performance". The Narnia Festival Vocal Arts Program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Deadline February 9th 2018!

German Vocal Arts Institute's Summer Program 2018 in Seattle, WA: Apply now!

Die Zauberflöte-Magic Flute in Seattle, WA - July 28 - August 12, 2018. If you want to improve your singing in German and add a new role with dialogues to your CV, train with GVAI in the US. Sing in a semi-staged production of the Magic Flute and in a recital of Lieder, and opera and operetta arias. You will study with a passionate faculty of professionals working currently in Germany and the US and we will prepare you to sound as close to a native German singer as possible. If you are interested in auditioning in Germany, we'll teach you how to apply for agencies, theaters and schools. GVAI creates a nurturing environment. Beginners in German are welcome. Roles are assigned on a rolling admission basis. Watch our video at www.gvai.org

Live audition deadlines approaching: Music Academy International 2018

Music Academy International is the premiere YAP in Europe. Located near Venice, Italy in the Dolomiti mountains, the focus of the program is on professional development and ‘training through performance’. Young Artists perform leading and supporting roles in main stage operas with world-class stage directors, conductors, and guest artists. The 2018 festival season includes: DARK SISTERS (European Premiere), SUOR ANGELICA, GIANNI SCHICCHI, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, & ALCINA. The quality of the MAI faculty is unmatched by any YAP and include professionals from the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, English National Opera, Amsterdam Opera, Juilliard, and MSM. Training includes: Lessons, Coaching, Master Classes, Crossover, Artist Management Auditions.

Classic Lyric Arts 2018: Apply by January 25!

Classic Lyric Arts in France and Italy. Apply by January 25 for your chance to experience the essence of French and Italian opera and song directly. CLA France (June 5-28) and CLA Italy (July 22-Aug.16) offer young artists an immersion into the techniques and traditions of French and Italian vocal repertoire through programs revealing the interconnection of music, language, culture and history. Visit our website to view videos and photos of our programs, to read testimonials from our students, and to find out why CLA is an essential and inspiring part of a singer's journey: http://www.classiclyricarts.org. Auditions at the National Opera Center in New York. More about the program: https://vimeo.com/124066468.

Oberlin in Italy 2018: rolling admissions, roles still available!

Young artists from top conservatories and schools of music in the United States and abroad are chosen to come together in the heart of Tuscany for an intensive four-week program that 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, and may earn up to six Oberlin College credits with successful course completion. 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.

Roles still available: Miami Music Festival 2018!

Over 100 Roles available in our 6 full productions with full orchestra. Spend your summer in the sun! At the MMF, you will perform in large-scale productions with full orchestra while you learn and sharpen your craft through masterclasses with star artists, individual instruction with prominent voice faculty, and covering or studying roles. MMF 2018 includes six mainstage productions: Ariadne auf Naxos, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Rondine, The Medium, Dido and Aeneas, and John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, with additional performance opportunities. Artists and faculty include Alan Held, Anthony Manoli, Manny Perez, and Warren Jones.

Prizes up to $8K: PARTNERS for the Arts 6th Annual Opera Awards Competition 2018

PARTNERS for the Arts 6th Vocal Awards Competition: APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 23, 2018. This competition is open to singers ages 25 to 35 and it will take place on April 14 and 15 in Alexandria, VA, just minutes away from mid-town Washington, D.C. Prizes ranging from $8,000 to $1,000. http://partners4thearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Application2018.pdf

Two weeks left to apply: 20th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition!

Two weeks left to apply to the 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition! 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition! Over the last twenty years, the LLC has grown from a small contest exclusively for students of the Eastman School of Music to one of the widest-reaching international vocal competitions. Singer/actors ages 19-32 from all over the world will compete for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000. Additional awards range from $500 to $5,000, including the Kurt Weill Award of $5,000 for an outstanding performance of two contrasting selections by Kurt Weill. Complete guidelines, eligibility, repertoire, and application information are available at www.kwf.org/llc. The deadline to apply is 22 January 2018.
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