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 Greensboro, NC (audition deadline: Saturday, Oct 27). Additional audition days in Dallas, Chicago, Champaign, Bloomington, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, and Atlanta.

Deadline one week away: Utah Opera's 2019-20!

Applications due in ONE WEEK for Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for Singers and Pianists! Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for singers and pianists provides an integral step between graduate studies and a career. Participants spend nine months on a paid residency with Utah Opera developing professional skills through mainstage performances with Utah Opera and Utah Symphony, coachings, workshops, yoga, and masterclass sessions. Resident Artists also travel throughout the state to perform in-school presentations and teach students about the art of opera. Don't miss your chance to apply for our outstanding performance and training opportunities in one of the most spectacular settings in North America!

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2019

Varna International Opera Academy 2019 will take place in Varna, Bulgaria, June 2019, featuring fully-staged orchestral opera productions of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Bernstein’s Candide (concert version). Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Metropolitan Opera’s own Maestro Gregory Buchalter and Royal Opera House opera coach, Marek Ruszczynski. We offer several options for vocalists, including a Soloist Program, Young Artist Program, Choral Singers Program and Musical Theater Program, with 2, 3, or 4 week options. For more information about the program, auditions and to apply, visit:

Incredible tuition-free training: Teatro Comunale di Modena Master Class for opera singers 2019

Opera Academy at Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena: Master Class for opera singers. Description of Course: The course will take place at the Theatre and will host master classes with outstanding singers like Mariella Devia, Michele Pertusi and Nicola Martinucci with more topics from stage acting throughout artistic administration. All students will take part to workshops leading to performances of opera excerpts. Leone Magiera, conductor and life-time music coach and collaborator of Luciano Pavarotti, will also teach as well as directors Enrico Stinchelli and Stefano Monti. Web Address for Course:

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2019: Apply now!

Young opera singers from across the United States, Canada, and for the first time, Mexico, are eligible to compete for $15,000 cash prizes and receive feedback from top industry professionals as part of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Auditions begin at the District level, followed by 12 Regional Finals. From the Regions, Semi Finalists will be chosen to compete in New York with piano on the Met stage on March 24, 2019. Finalists will then perform at the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, March 31, 2019, accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Complete eligibility requirements, as well as District and Region audition information can be found 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:

Deadline 11/10: Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition 2018!

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 $20K 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!

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2019: apply now!

The application deadline for the October Auditions for the 2019 Manhattan Opera Studio is 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.

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.

Michigan Opera Theatre Studio 2019-20: Deadline 10/19!

Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artist Auditions: APPLY NOW! - DEADLINE: October 19, 2018. The Studio Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre represent some of the most exciting emerging talent in opera today. From September through May, young opera professionals gain valuable experience through myriad performance opportunities in MOT main stage and community productions. They also benefit from advanced individual training and guidance from an array of world class professionals, guest artists, and coaches. Artists are salaried and receive reimbursement for relocation and career development costs.

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!

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program 2019-2020: Apply now!

Last Chance to apply for the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program 2019-2020 Season Auditions! Application Deadline is this Friday, October 12!! Resident Artists receive: A weekly stipend, assistance with relocation expenses, AGMA rates for mainstage roles, assistance with voice lessons. Application Requirements: Current Professional Resume, Two Letters of Recommendation (must be received by Thursday, October 18), One Headshot, $40 Application Fee. Application: Additional Information:

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter and Summer Sessions: Apply Now!

DIE FLEDERMAUS Jan 13 – Feb 11, 2019; DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Jun 24 – Jul 22, 2019; LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Aug 4 – 30, 2019. Deadline Nov 15* *Roles assigned on a rolling basis BEFORE deadline, as applications are submitted. Now in our 12th year, LOSW is a comprehensive training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system. We offer intensive training in singing, diction, movement, rehearsal process, stagecraft and role study, masterclasses, individual lessons & daily German language classes. Perform a role in a fully-staged opera with chamber orchestra (Die Fledermaus) or piano & cembalo (Die Zauberflöte & Le Nozze di Figaro), learn audition techniques, career management and audition for German agents. No fee to apply; scholarships available.

World class training in Madrid: Apply now for OPERASTUDIO 18/19 – organized by University of Alcalá

OPERASTUDIO MASTERCLASSES 18/19 – UNIVERSITY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES. MADRID. SPAIN The only opportunity in the world to learn first hand with the most prestigious artists PACO AZORÍN – Mozart, the action and the gesture from the music. Acting for opera singers– 22, 23 and 24 October 18 AQUILES MACHADO – The Opera in the mirror. An approach to the stage performance from the personal experience. 10, 11 and 12 December 18 PAUL ÈMILE FOURNY– Stage Performance Workshop about Carmen (Bizet) – From 10 to 14 February 19 MARIELLA DEVIA– Technique and vocal performance – From 5 to 9 March 2019. GIANLUIGI GELMETTI– Multidisciplinar encounter– masterclasses – From 6 to 10 May 19 ANA LUISA CHOVA–Vocal technique – From 24 to 27 June19 IGNACIO COBETA– Vocal Pathophysiology – 24, 25 and 26 June 19 XAVIER SABATA– III Baroque Opera Workshop– July 19 (date to be confirmed) LOURDES PÉREZ – SIERRA, Operastudio director and coach accredited by AECOP – Carreer coaching – Group 1: 21, 22, 23 January 19. Group 2: 2, 3 4 July 19.

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.

Opera Colorado Young Artist Program 2019-20: Deadline Approaching!

DEADLINE APPROACHING! 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. Apply today, this chance only comes around once a year!

Music Academy of the West 2019: Deadline 10/15

OCTOBER 15 APPLICATION DEADLINE soon approaching for Music Academy of the West's 2019 Voice and Vocal Piano Programs. Apply Now! The 2019 VOCAL INSTITUTE is the leading source to prepare for a 21st century career in voice and vocal piano. Expert teaching artists collaborate and mentor participants to prepare them for on-stage opportunities, from a fully-staged opera production to public masterclasses. All performance opportunities are centered on excellent vocal technique and immersion in the dramatic process. 2019 opera production is Jennifer Higdon's COLD MOUNTAIN, offering major/supporting roles in all voice types. The Marilyn Horne Song Competition awards a singer and pianist each $5,000 and an international recital tour including London, UK. Additional opportunities include weekly private lessons, an Acting Workshop, and Industry Day with top artist management.

Scholarships available: New York Dramatic Voices' Winter Intensive 2019

Founded by Anthony Laciura, (credits include Metropolitan Opera, HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire', and Netflix's 'Like Father') New York Dramatic Voices' Winter Intensive is a 2-week program from January 7-19, 2019 in the heart of Manhattan. During this time, participants will take part in coachings, acting and movement classes, and masterclasses given by respected professionals in the field. The program culminates in an open concert in New York City of staged scene selections on January 19, 2019. We offer this program as a safe environment to develop the skills of the emerging artist. Class sizes are limited to give each singer quality instruction with our coaches and masterclass technicians. Masterclasses to include: Michael Chioldi, Sondra Kelly. Faculty: Anthony Laciura, Matthew Lobaugh. New York Dramatic Voices's (NYDV) past master classes have featured opera powerhouses, Christine Goerke and Martina Arroyo, who worked closely together with NYDV participants. Please visit our website at to see what we're all about.

Fully-funded immersive bel canto opportunity: GEORG SOLTI ACCADEMIA Bel Canto and Repetiteur Courses 2019

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. DEADLINE: Friday 23 November, 2018

Immersive and transformative program: Teatro Nuovo 2019

LEAD ROLES AVAILABLE IN TRANSFORMATIVE PROJECT In 2018 Teatro Nuovo launched a new venture to revivify opera’s most beloved repertory: that of Italy in the Romantic era. Besides immersion in the vocal style, ornamentation, and technical challenges of Bel Canto opera, Teatro Nuovo offers Italian language courses and collaboration with a period instrument orchestra. Teatro Nuovo seeks qualified Bel Canto singers to join the transformation. The 2019 program runs June 3-July 21 and culminates in performances of Rossini's La gazza ladra and Bellini's La sonnambula. Principal and secondary roles, mainstage and cover, are available. The opportunity is open to qualified singers at any level. Please visit for more information.

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition 2018: Apply by October 1!

The application for Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 8th Annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition is closing in 5 Days! Don’t miss the chance to compete for cash prizes. Winners are also offered an optional and negotiable contract to sing an appropriate solo role and other performance opportunities during Pittsburgh Festival Opera's summer season. We welcome all voice types to apply. Those possessing dramatic voices suitable for Wagner are especially encouraged. Deadline: October 1st, 2018 Newly Announced 2019 Season to include: The Valkyrie I R. Wagner, Die Liebe der Danae I R. Strauss, Gianni Schicchi I G. Puccini, A Windstorm in Bubbleland and Spoon Mountain I Mr. Fred Rogers, *Sunset Boulevard I A.L. Webber. *Subject to Change

Find your unique artistry in beautiful San Diego: Opera NEO 2019

Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival and Workshop 2019: 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 orchestra. Additional performance opportunities are offered in a Cabaret, concerts, and other community events. Be a part of this intensive opera workshop for the 21st century artist! Website:

Palm Beach Opera's Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs: Deadline 9/25!

Launch your career in paradise with PALM BEACH OPERA. The application deadline for our 2020 Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. These 6-month professional residencies offer transformative performing opportunities and intensive training with an outstanding resident staff and guest faculty. All artists work with distinguished guest coaches Craig Rutenberg, Anthony Manoli, Danielle Orlando, and Rachelle Jonck; voice teachers Stephen King and Elizabeth Futral; and resident coaches Greg Ritchey, Tim Cheung, and Ben Malensek. Benenson Young Artists sing supporting roles and cover lead roles alongside our international casts, while Apprentice Artists perform throughout our beautiful community in concerts.

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2019-2021

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: November 6, 2018

Opera Saratoga 2019: Deadline extended to 9/20 due to storms

Due to the severe storms on the east coast, Opera Saratoga has extended its Young Artist Program application deadline until Thursday, September 20th. Any artist who is displaced due to the storms may contact Laurie Rogers at after they are able to safely return home. Opera Saratoga's 2019 season includes 3 operas: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti/Vernoy de St.Georges & Bayard); HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (Humperdinck/Wette) and the World Premiere of ELLEN WEST (Ricky Ian Gordon/Frank Bidart). Principal, supporting and cover role assignments are available for singers, along with opportunities for pianists/coaches, conductors and directors. Artists receive professional development opportunities throughout the summer, and will be featured in concerts and masterclasses. Auditions in NYC, Houston and Cincinnati.

NYIOP International Young Artist Studio auditions: October 2018

In today's opera world, being accepted as a member of an opera studio opens every door to a future career - NYIOP is about to show you those doors! From 5-7 October at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma we are bringing together a group of international Young Artist Programs to audition in ONCE PLACE! Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Salzburg Festival Young Singers Program, Festival Martina Franca, La Fabbrica di Roma, the National Opera Studio and the Studio of the World Famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow!! There has never been an opportunity like this in the opera world! Don't miss this chance to be discovered and begin your opera career training in one of the world's best young artist studios! Register NOW! Spaces are filling fast!

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.

New York Deadline 9/10: Chautauqua Opera Company 2019

Deadline Approaching! Apply by September 10 for auditions in New York City. Chautauqua Opera Company is now accepting applications for its 2019 Young Artist Program. 2019 mainstage repertoire will include Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, directed by Kathleen Smith Belcher, ¡Figaro! (90210) , Vid Guerrerio's adaptation of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, directed by Eric Einhorn, and The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano and William Hoffman, directed by Peter Kazaras. Chautauqua Opera Young Artists sing and/or cover leading and supporting roles in mainstage productions alongside leading professionals in the field, and are featured in over 30 unique events each season.

The Opera Naples Academy 2018-19: Apply now!

Study with renowned teachers Manny Perez, Bruce Ford, and Veronica Villarroel, participate in masterclasses with Ramón Tebar and Sherrill Milnes, receive coachings, and attend seminars in this intensive 10 day program. Applications are now being accepted through YAP Tracker for both Academy sessions: October 29-November 7, 2018 and March 31-April 9, 2019. Program fee is $850. Scholarships are available. "It was simply the best operatic program I have ever attended. Each day I received individual attention from extremely effective faculty. This is the best value and the best results for 10 days that I have ever experienced.” - 2018 Opera Naples Opera Academy singer.

Deadline extended: 2019 Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists Auditions

DEADLINE EXTENDED & NO APPLICATION FEE: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists Auditions DEADLINE EXTENDED through September 4. Sarasota Opera in Florida is accepting applications for its 2019 Apprentice Artists Program (January 4, 2019 through March 25, 2019) for September auditions in Sarasota and New York. The company performs “Turandot,” “The Magic Flute, “and “Nabucco,” and a double bill of “Rita” (Donizetti) and “Susanna’s Secret” (Wolf-Ferrari). Apprentices sing chorus and take part in concerts, classes, and coachings. Some cover roles available. These are paid positions with shared housing in new facility. Airfare (within continental US) provided. See the opportunities page on YAP Tracker for details.

The Loyola Dramatic Voice Symposium: Apply by September 1!

The Loyola Dramatic Voice Symposium brings world-renowned opera artists to present master classes for young dramatic singers in the culturally rich setting of New Orleans. Full registration includes three days of professional development culminating in a Gala Concert of the guest artists. 2018 Guest Artists include: Greer Grimsley, Luretta Bybee, Peter Volpe, Amy Johnson and more. Application deadline: September 1, 2018

NO FEE: Apply now for OTSL's 2019 Gerdine Young Artist Program!

Submit your OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS Gerdine Young Artist audition application by Friday, August 17th! NO FEE TO APPLY! The GYA program seeks to offer emerging young singers invaluable professional experience. In addition to choral responsibilities in the season, GYAs also sing supporting roles and/or cover leading and featured roles in mainstage productions. Season Information: Opera Theatre's 2019 season includes The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, The Coronation of Poppea, and Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Program Dates: April 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019.

Work with a true master: RAINA KABAIVANSKA, September 2018

New Bulgarian University presents XVIII International Master Class of RAINA KABAIVANSKA. (11-29 September, 2018), at Sofia Opera and Ballet House. Application deadlines: 7 September. Audition: September 11. Master class: 12-28 September. Gala: September 29 – 7 p.m., Sofia Opera and Ballet House For registration: Application requirements:

Deadline Extended: Heartland Sings, Inc. 2018

Heartland Sings, a nonprofit vocal music production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is seeking a full-time tenor Principal Vocal Artist. This position requires a self-directed individual with a dynamic artistic skill set and wide range of performance experiences. Extensive background and expertise in the areas of vocal performance and voice pedagogy is preferred. Deadline extended to July 3, 2018. Application website:

Train with Cheryl Studer, Gerd Uecker, Jonathan Alder in Berlin: Advanced Intensive Opera Audition Training Courses 2018

Opera Audition Training-Berlin, 2018-DE Studer 27.08-02.09/ Uecker 03.09-09.09.2018 Your Goal - a Contract in Germany? being paid for singing Opera! “An inspiring, empowering & invaluable course” “an amazing rare experience” “ a major learning curve and an intense experience" Team of Experts, Soprano, Cheryl Studer, Intendant Gerd Uecker, Pianist Jonathan Alder etc Preparing emerging singers for the German Market, Agents, Competitions -Auditions, Our Successes speak for themselves! Contracts: Staatsoper,Deutsche Oper,Bastille,Halle,Chemnitz,Finland. Festivals: Buxton,Longborough,Innsbruck. Prizes: Bayreuth, Karlsruhe Wagner Agents have engaged singers directly Register More info at
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