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.

Full Scholarship training for singers and collaborative pianists : Toronto Summer Music Academy 2019

Singers and collaborative pianists 18-35 years old - Toronto Summer Music Academy is THE place for you this coming summer! The 2019 Academy will welcome the powerful tenor, Anthony Dean Griffey alongside notable pianist, Warren Jones, as mentors of the Art of Song Program under the leadership of pianist Steven Philcox, co-founder of the Canadian Art Song Project. Studying with world class mentors, performing in prominent concert venues such as Walter Hall, connecting with other emerging young professionals, with all tuition covered by a full scholarship - this could be YOUR 2019 summer experience! Check out our website and APPLY TODAY! Deadline December 11!

Training through performance in Italy: Music Academy International 2019

MAI is the premiere young artist training and performance program in Europe. The Opera Performance Studio is distinguished from other young artist programs by the variety and quality of opportunities it provides its participants. Young Artists are given the opportunity to perform leading roles in main stage productions and work with world-class directors, conductors, and Master Teachers. The focus of the studio is on professional development and ‘training through performance’. Training & Performances Include: Staged Opera With Full Orchestra (Ariadne auf Naxos, La Clemenza di Tito, Turn of the Screw, Little Women) Opera Gala with Orchestra, Vocal Coaching & Lessons, Acting & Diction Classes, Master Classes, Artist Management Auditions.

Prague Summer Nights 2019: apply now!

In 2019, Prague Summer Nights Festival will return to the historic Estates Theater with fully-staged productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro. Performances will be given with orchestra on the famous Josef Svoboda sets, and will feature professional costumes from the Czech National Opera. Singers will participate in an opera scenes program, featuring scenes from Czech operas by Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček, and will sing in a cabaret at a famous Prague jazz club. In addition to preparing the opera, singers will have coachings, lessons and masterclasses with PSN faculty and visiting guest clinicians. Apply online and audition to perform on the stage where Mozart himself conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787.

Opera Memphis 2019-20 Season auditions: Deadline Dec 14!

Opera Memphis is auditioning mezzo-sopranos, tenors, baritones, bass-baritones, & basses for 2019-2020 season. The Opera Memphis Company Artist Program provides career building experience to emerging singers through robust performance opportunities and personalized goals. The ideal candidates for the program have completed their graduate studies and are ready for meaningful performance opportunities in a wide variety of styles. In addition, they are comfortable speaking with and in front of audiences of diverse background to talk about opera and its civic value. Company Artists are in residence in Memphis from late-August through late-April. For information about the program and audition requirements, visit Deadline extended to December 14!

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2019: December auditions approaching!

December Auditions for the 2019 Manhattan Opera Studio are approaching. Apply NOW! The MOS Summer Festival is the first Summer Program of its kind in Manhattan. All the selected singers will have the opportunity to perform a fully staged opera with orchestra. Selected singers will participate in an aria and opera scenes 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 coachings in music and diction.On our 7th anniversary, we are happy to introduce the Wagner Division. This Division will be focused on the development of young Wagnerian voices.

Deadline February 15: Washington International Competition for Voice 2019

In its 66th year, the Washington International Competition for Voice supports outstanding young singers between 18 and 32 by providing financial awards and performance opportunities to the winners. Located in Washington DC, the finals will take place on stage at the renowned Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theater on Sunday, May 26, 2019. For the first time ever this event will be accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra. Application materials are available at: Semifinalists are invited to attend live auditions in Washington DC where they will perform before our esteemed judging panel, Vinson Cole, Carol Vaness and Peter Kazaras. Website: Competition Closing Date: February 15, 2019

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.

SongFest: Professional, Young Artist, Studio Artist, and Pianist Programs 2019

SONGFEST '19!! May 25-Jun 24: Apply EARLY: Live auditions NOW: Recorded DEADLINE 2-13. Highlights: JAKE HEGGIE: 2019 distinguished composer Susan Graham: guest recital Graham Johnson: "A Journey Through Schubert Lieder" SongFest 2019 is packed with NEW opportunities and faculty. Located in LA, SongFest is hosted by the prestigious 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. Scholarships are available! Visit for more information.

Berlin Opera Academy 2019 Early Application Deadline Today (December 1)!

EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY DEC 1 BOA is the premier European opera training program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists in the most operatically important city in the world. Perform a role in the BOA 2019 Summer Festival: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE • DON GIOVANNI • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO • THE CRUCIBLE. Audition for agents for individualized feedback; Faculty active in the international opera scene from the MET to major German houses; Learn how to get hired: Mentorship & Career Workshops; Daily Masterclasses & Weekly Coachings; German Language Class & Immersion. Apply online

Deadline January 13, 2019: Dutch National Opera Academy!

The Dutch National Opera Academy is a two-year master programme for highly talented young opera singers focusing on the integration of singing and acting. DNOA graduates receive a Master of Opera diploma and are trained to be creative, flexible and reliable artists who are fully prepared for the many challenges of the professional field.

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

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019: Apply now!

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2019, 25 years celebrating. ILA will be again in the amazing city of Vicenza, just twenty-minutes from Venice by train. Likewise, rehearsals, lessons and performances will be held in the air-conditioned facilities and incredible stage of the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza! Intensive training in singing, Italian diction, masterclasses, voice lessons and daily Italian language instruction. You'll sing in a fully staged opera production, and have the opportunity to audition for agents. Positions available for Singers, Conductors and Orchestra. Apply now at:

World-wide artist representation with integrity and dedication: Piper Anselmi Artists Management 2019 Auditions

Piper Anselmi Artists Management - Emerging Artists Division: Piper Anselmi Artists Management is one of the premiere artist management firms in the world today. We are specifically looking for a select group of talented young singers, who have recently completed their musical training. Selected singers will occupy a special division on the Piper Anselmi roster, specifically designed to further develop and present young talent at a professional level. Singers selected for the Emerging Artists Division will take part in audition and management masterclasses, be provided with expert advice in regards to repertoire, and will be presented for auditions with professional companies.

Distinguished faculty, beautiful old-world atmosphere: Opera Lucca 2019

Opera Lucca is a summer festival for singers and pianists in the hometown of Giacomo Puccini. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2019, June 9th through July 6th. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song, with an emphasis on the language. Our distinguished faculty are either native Italian speakers or experts in operatic Italian: Peter Volpe, Marco Nisticò, Antonella Gozzoli, Elvia Puccinelli, Marcello Cormio, and Raphael Fusco. In addition to lessons and performance opportunities, students take daily Italian conversation classes. Host family accommodations are also available. Visit our website and email us at Applications are due January 27th, 2019.

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!

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter Session: Deadline November 30

DIE FLEDERMAUS: January 13 – February 11, 2019. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Lyric Opera Studio Weimar is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system. Participants will sing a full role in Die Fledermaus with professional chamber orchestra. Now in our twelfth year, we offer intensive training in singing, movement, rehearsal process and role study, master classes, individual lessons, stagecraft instruction, and daily German language training. Also included are sessions on audition techniques, career management and opportunities to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available!

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition 2019: Deadline extended!

Deadline Extended! Submit your application today for the 31st Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition! Your chance to compete for a grand prize of $10,000 and performing with acclaimed Music Director Emmanuel Villaume in front of a panel of judges that has included: Andreas Melinat - Director of Artistic Planning, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Pal Moe - Casting Director, Baayerische Staatsoper and Casting Consultant, Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra de Lille; Joshua Winograde - Senior Director Artistic Planning, Los Angeles Opera; Diane Zola - Director of Artistic Administration, Houston Grand Opera. The competition will once again be chaired by Brian Zeger - Artistic Director. of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.

Chicago Summer Opera 2019: Deadlines approaching!

Refine your skills and grow as an artist during our intensive 4 week sessions. Chicago Summer Opera offers staged performance opportunities with orchestra and piano, private voice lessons and coachings and a variety of group workshops. KEY FEATURES: Perform a Role with Orchestra, Scenes Program & One Act Series, Voice Lessons, Coachings, Master Classes, Dramatic Preparation Workshops, Movement Workshops, Career Workshops. 2019 SEASON: Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart; Giulio Cesare, Handel; La rondine, Puccini; Le comte Ory, Rossini. DEADLINES: Boston and New York are coming up fast! More information on our website:

Deadline December 17: Finger Lakes Opera 2019

Finger Lakes Opera is now accepting applications for our Young Artist Program for the summer of 2019. FLO Young Artist program is intended for singers who demonstrate outstanding potential and who are seeking professional level training and performance experience. Performance opportunities include opera scenes program, children’s opera, and “Opera HITS!” with the FLO Orchestra featuring arias, duets and Broadway favorites. In addition, FLO Young Artists will be cast as comprimario and cover roles in our main stage performance of La Bohème. We will be holding live auditions in NYC and in Rochester, NY. There is also an option to audition by recording. Scholarships available. The deadline for accepting applications is December 17.

Deadline November 23: GEORG SOLTI ACCADEMIA Bel Canto and Repetiteur Courses 2019

DEADLINE: Friday 23 November, 2018! Georg Solti Accademia: Courses for Singers and Repetiteurs. A fully-funded three week immersion in Italian opera singing, with a focus on language, style and technique in the 19th and early 20th century Italian repertoire. GUEST ARTISTS for the GSA Bel Canto Course include: Richard Bonynge, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Frontali. FACULTY includes: Jonathan Papp - Artistic Director, Jonathan Lakeland – Assistant to the Artistic Director and Repetiteur, Paolo Speca – Principal Vocal Coach and ensembles, Isabella Radcliffe – Language Coach, Stefano Baldasseroni – Italian Diction and Language Coach, Federico Grazzini – Stage Direction. For more information on the Solti Peretti REPETITEUR COURSE visit: or

Application deadline January 15: OCAVA-in-Rome 2019!

Application deadline - January 15, 2019. Following the great success from the previous six years, OCAVA announces the 7th OCAVA-in-Rome 2019 Summer Program for singers in Rome, Italy (June 16 to July 7). 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.

Deadlines approaching: Opera NEO 2019

Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival and Workshop 2019: Deadline approaching: New York/Boston/Washington DC/Greensboro/Tallahassee! Tired of trying to fit the mold? Spend a summer discovering what makes you a unique artist! Join us in beautiful San Diego to find inspiration, grow, learn, network, and make great music. Opera NEO is created for the next generation of opera singers to prepare and inspire them to perform at the highest level. We provide individual attention and a welcoming community for safe exploration. All participants sing a role in one of our three fully-staged, single-cast opera productions with professional orchestra. Additional performance opportunities are offered in a Cabaret (scenes program), concerts, and other community events. Be a part of this intensive opera workshop for the 21st century artist! Deadlines & audition info:

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.

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. LIVE - Dec. 12, one day only at AVA in Philadelphia - Apply by Dec. 1, 2018. 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.

Deadlines approaching: Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season

Auditions for Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season are coming up quickly! Come join us next summer as we perform Wagner's The Valkyrie, two operas by Mr. Fred Rogers, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Richard Strauss's The Love of Danae! "What attracted me to Pittsburgh Festival Opera was their emphasis on storytelling and audience inclusivity. The modern English translations break the barrier between performer and audience member, allowing for much more visceral theatrical experiences. Not only is Pittsburgh Festival Opera a forward-thinking, intimate opera company, it is a safe and nurturing environment filled with kind and supportive colleagues who genuinely want the best for each other." -Nicolette Mavroleon, 2018

Great training in Miami Beach: Miami Music Festival 2019

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. MMF 2019 includes 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.

Live auditions approaching! Apply now for Opera North 2019

OPERA NORTH 2019 RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM: APPLY NOW! Opera North's Resident Artists are an integral and celebrated part of our company and are featured prominently throughout Opera North's summer season which includes Verdi's Macbeth, Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, a special opera/circus production celebrating the music of Aaron Copland, and concerts at historic sites around the New Hampshire and Vermont. Stipends and housing provided. Auditions are offered in cities around the country, with upcoming auditions in Dallas, Chicago, Champaign, Bloomington, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, and Atlanta.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY for NEW YORK auditions: Opera Colorado 2019-20

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY for NEW YORK auditions: Do you feel like you spend more time preparing to perform than actually performing? At Opera Colorado, we believe the key to mastering your craft is through performance, not constant rehearsal. Each member of the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program has the incredible opportunity to sing all over the state of Colorado in touring productions, sing supporting roles and cover leading roles with one of the premier opera companies in the U.S., as well as receive individual coaching with world-class directors, conductors and singers to further their growth. Housing in beautiful Denver, CO is provided and competitive pay gives each Artist in Residence the opportunity to enjoy Colorado to the fullest. New York application deadline – November 9th. Denver application deadline – December 9th.

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 11/10: Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition 2018!

Deadline Fast Approaching! Applying early is strongly recommended. Don't miss your chance to be heard by the absolute biggest names in the industry, in what is one of the most esteemed judging and advisory panels ever assembled! The Premiere Opera Foundation's International Vocal Competition & Masterclasses, in it's second year, is a world class opportunity that will distribute over $25K in prizes and awards, offer unparalleled Masterclasses, as well as a private audition at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, and more! All the info can be found here: Deadline is November 10th!

Deadlines approaching: The Ohio Light Opera 2019

For forty seasons, The Ohio Light Opera has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta and musical theater. This includes the complete Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, as well as the recognized treasures from the Viennese, French, Hungarian, German, and American repertoire. The 40 performing artists who make up the vocal ensemble are chosen for their abilities to perform and work at the highest level in all disciplines demanded by the company’s specialized repertoire. Application deadlines for singers for the 2019 Festival Season are approaching quickly. Deadlines vary by audition location with deadlines for major cities like New York and Chicago coming quickly.

Announcing the 2019 Orpheus Vocal Competition: Deadline 12/1!

Announcing the 2019 Orpheus Vocal Competition. Orpheus provides financial support and encouragement to singers up to age 30 from around the United States who are pursuing careers as Vocal artists. Orpheus is the only competition of its kind in the south central United States. December 1, 2018 is the Application Deadline. There are 3 categories in Orpheus: • Young Artist: for ages 25-30 • Student: for ages 19-24 • High School – students grades 10-12 This year the Society will be awarding grand prizes of $3,000 for the Student winner and $5,000 for the Young Artist winner. Additional prizes will be awarded by individuals and corporations ranging from $300 to $2,500. Apply now at

Study and Perform in Paradise: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2019

The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival is accepting applications for its upcoming season in paradise. The 2019 season features Bizet/Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sondheim’s Company. Professional fellowships, scholarships, and work-study positions are available for qualifying applicants. Students will perform a role in one of the MainStage productions, receive lessons, coachings, and classes in acting, movement, and audition preparation. For more information, please visit
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