Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute 2022: Deadline May 31!

The Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute returns for its fourth successful year from August 24-28, 2022, at the Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto. Our 2022 faculty, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, includes Benjamin Butterfield; Dr. Melanie Turgeon; Andrea Ludwig; Steven Philcox; Dr. Leanne Regehr. The Summer Institute provides a rare opportunity for artists and students to learn the fine points of dramatic singing from highly accomplished professionals eager to share their experiences in an informal setting. The small-group format is ideal for making long-term contacts in the classical music industry. Visit Summer Institute for program and application details.

Published Mon May 16, 2022
$60K in prizes: 8th Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition

8th Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition The 2022 Elizabeth Connell Prize is open to professional Sopranos and Mezzo Sopranos of all nationalities aged 25-34. The competition will be held online in 2022 and offer up to 8 cash prizes valued at AUD $5,000 - $10,000 with a total prize money of AUD $60,000 on offer.  The competition's aim is to foster aspiring young dramatic female voices who show the potential to perform the more dramatic repertoire. Entrants do not have to currently be a dramatic soprano or mezzo. All repertoire is accepted, especially the lyric repertoire which is highly encouraged for this age group. See website for full details and application forms.

Published Sat May 14, 2022
Deadline extended: UVAA Summer Opera Festival 2022

Join us in scenic Utah for UVAA’s 2022 Summer Opera Festival! Program includes Czech language coaching with Timothy Cheek; acting masterclasses with Marc Verzatt; vocal masterclasses and singing competition with Deborah Voigt; private coaching and scenes performance; fully-staged productions with orchestra; and much more!  Roles available:  Dvorak's Rusalka-sung in Czech: Second Water Sprite (Soprano), Third Water Sprite (Mezzo-soprano), Water Gnome (Bass or Bass-Baritone). Puccini's Gianni Schicchi-sung in Italian: Simone (Bass or Bass-Baritone). Mozart's The Impresario-sung in English:  Mlle Silverpeal (Soprano). Application fee $25, Program Dates July 5-31. Questions? Contact UVAA Office Manager Hannah Boyack:

Published Fri May 6, 2022
Art Song Preservation Society of New York: Summer of Art Song Festival 2022!

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer of Art Song Festival, an intensive week-long Masterclass, Lecture & Community Outreach Concert program for classical singers in NYC hosted by Manhattan School of Music from June 19-24, 2022. Taught by international artists, the focus includes: Latin American/Spanish Language song - Maya (Hoover) Sypert & José Meléndez; Vocal Technique in song - Andrea DelGiudice; African American song - Dr. Emery Stephens (via Zoom); Ukrainian song - Dr. Melanie Turgeon (via Zoom); Italian song - Thomas Muraco; German Lied - Thomas Muraco; French mélodie - Thomas Grubb; Debussy's mélodies - Frank Daykin; American Songbook - Neil Semer; Dramatic Interpretation & Collaboration - Mark Markham. Don't delay, apply TODAY for FREE! 

Published Tue Apr 26, 2022
VIENNA OPERA ACADEMY 2022: Singers, Conductors and Pianists

Opera Summer Program in the Heart of Vienna. For Singers, Conductors and Pianists. Così Fan Tutte, La Traviata and Rigoletto. Perform at Mozarthaus and Palais Palffy with the Wiener Festspiele Orchestra. Two Sessions:  July 4 - 23; Aug 1 - 20, 2022 (There is an extra performance of Cosi fan tutte on August 27). Opera Conductor Masterclass: Aug 22-27, 2022. Deadline May 6.

Published Sun Apr 24, 2022
Deadline extended: Opera Steamboat 2022

Opera Steamboat is looking for 3 additional singers for our Opera Artist Institute this summer from July 18- August 14. Jenny (soprano) in Company, Paul (baritone) in Company, Harry (baritone) in Company, Tilda (mezzo) in The Three Featers. Submit your materials via YAP Tracker by April 29, 2022 or asap. Resumes and applications will be reviewed as we receive them. Tuition is $3295 and some scholarships are available  For more information about the program:

Published Sat Apr 23, 2022
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma,

"Fabbrica" is the Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. The participants are trained on the job through coachings, masterclasses, auditions, rehearsals, meetings with contemporary artists, new productions and assistance to the creative teams. The program is open to: 8 singers, 2 répétiteurs, 1 stage director, 1 set designer, 1 costume designer and 1 lighting designer. The fourth edition starts in January 2023 and ends in July 2024. Each participant will receive an overall scholarship of 19000€, to be paid out monthly. All participants must register via the on-line form at – before 11:59 p.m. CET on July 15th, 2022. 

Published Fri Apr 22, 2022
FIO ITALIA Summer Opera 2022: Deadline May 15!

FIO ITALIA Summer Opera 2022: In-Person Performance Opportunity in Italy: July 2 - August 6, 2022. FIO ITALIA’s Summer Opera Festival will present full productions with orchestra of Verdi’s Falstaff and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and fully staged productions of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi with piano, all in the historic Le Marche region of Italy. Hone your language skills, coach with Italian opera coaches, and work and connect with leading artists from around the world. We have decided to open up a few positions for any singers whose summer festival plans fell through. Consider joining FIO ITALIA in the idyllic town of Urbania, Italy. Access our contact information as soon as possible — limited availability.

Published Thu Apr 21, 2022
Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2022: Final Deadline 5/15!

The beautiful Unesco sponsored city of Caltagirone, Sicily will host the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival again this summer - a beautiful backdrop to intense vocal training at the highest level. Studies will be for six weeks, from June 26  (Arrival) through August 8th (Departure).  Our entire focus will be on developing greater familiarity with what it takes to be a professional opera singer (EG. voice lessons, coachings, and significant practice time with orchestra. Our successful instructors arrive from the Young Artists Programs of ROH Covent Garden, the Lindemann Program of The Met, Frankfurt Oper, Wien Staatsoper, and others.  Our repertoire focus will be on 4 operas La Boheme, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, and Rigoletto.

Published Mon Apr 18, 2022
Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival 2022: Significant scholarships available

Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival is recruiting applicants for the roles of Bartolo, Don Basilio and Don Curzio for our double-cast, fully-staged with orchestra production of Mozart's  Le nozze di Figaro in the historic Estates Theatre in Prague. Also casting Don Curzio for our Alexandria residency performances of Le nozze di Figaro with a final performance at Castleton.   We are also seeking apprentices in coaching and stage directing to work on fully staged opera productions of Figaro and Giovanni. In addition, coaches will perform on a cabaret and staged opera scenes program and directors will direct multiple scenes on our opera scenes program in Tabor. Significant scholarships available. Apply at

Published Sun Apr 17, 2022