Acting for the Singer with Mary Birnbaum: Sessions begin February 27!

Juilliard's Mary Birnbaum offers an online class for Opera and Musical Theater professionals who want to transcend technique and re-ignite their sense of play while singing.   Utilizing various aspects of the movement pedagogy developed by French physical theater master Jacques Lecoq this affordable workshop is designed especially for the virtual classroom in conjunction with New York's Movement Theater Studio. Sessions begin February 27th.

Published Sun Jan 24, 2021

DEADLINE FEB 1 FOR EARLY APPLICATION TO SALUZZO OPERA ACADEMY Expand your operatic training this summer: perform with orchestra and immerse yourself in Italian language and culture, nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps. We provide you with tools for your craft that are essential for growth in today’s operatic landscape. Perform a role with orchestra Study with faculty actively working in the international opera scene Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops Masterclasses & Weekly Coachings Daily Italian Language Class & Immersion

Published Sat Jan 23, 2021
Classic Lyric Arts 2021: apply today!

Classic Lyric Arts 2021 features two intensive and immersive summer programs held in New Lebanon, NY. Participants receive daily coachings, rehearsals, and language classes with our esteemed European and American faculty. Session I - French Repertoire: 6/28 - 7/12 is dedicated to exploring the traditions and nuances of singing French opera and mélodie. Session II - Italian Repertoire: 7/26 - 8/9 develops skills of bel canto repertoire: lyric diction, phrasing, style, dramatic presentation, and the musical elements of the Italian language. Approximately 18 singers and 4 pianists will be accepted to each session. For more information on safety precautions, visit  Discover the artist that you are meant to be.

Published Fri Jan 22, 2021
Summer Studio Applications: Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2021

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - Jun 24-Jul 22, 2021; DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - Aug 4-29, 2021. Preliminary Deadline Jan 31, 2021: Role offers made on an ongoing basis. Prepare for the next step in your career. Join us in Weimar - sing a role in Le nozze di Figaro or Die Zaubeflöte, audition for agents, and immerse yourself in German language and culture. Our program offers intensive training in singing, diction, stagecraft & rehearsal process, masterclasses, individual lessons & daily German language classes, as well as audition & career management workshops.  You’ll learn and grow in a friendly, supportive environment and build the skills you need to get hired and work in Germany. Learn more & apply online: Scholarships available.

Published Thu Jan 21, 2021
Opernfest Prague: “(A) Revolutionary Young Artist Program”

“(A) Revolutionary Young Artist Program” - Operawire, 2021 2021 FEATURES INCLUDE: Solo Performance with Orchestra;  Exclusive House Auditions; International House Credit for Each Fellow; A-Level House Instructors;  Individualized Training; HD Photo & Video with Orchestra. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CONTRACTS: All Voice Fellows have the potential to be offered professional contracts, with OFP's collaborating Houses. SESSION 1 – July 11-18; SESSION 2 – July 25 - August 1; SESSION 3 – August 8-15. For additional information, follow Opernfest Prague on Instagram and Facebook, or visit:

Published Wed Jan 20, 2021
Training through performance: Trentino Music Festival (Music Academy International) 2021

Europe’s Premiere YAP combined with a major artist management firm to assure young artists every possible advantage in these challenging times. The Trentino Music Festival provides comprehensive training & exceptional performance opportunities. The focus is on professional development and ‘training through performance’. Young Artists sing leading & supporting roles in staged operas with orchestra, perform on gala concerts, and take part in daily master classes, voice lessons, and vocal coachings provided by world-class directors, conductors, vocal coaches, and voice teachers. Young Artists receive Business of the Art consultations and have the opportunity to audition for artist managers from the US and Europe. Learn What You Love In Italy!!

Published Tue Jan 19, 2021
Opera and Song in Oregon's Wine Country: Aquilon Music Festival 2021

Aquilon Music Festival, located in picturesque Oregon wine country, is now accepting applications for the 2021 season. Aquilon will pre-premiere OURLAND, a new opera composed by Paul Davies with libretto by Daniel Helfgot. Set in a dystopian state, the plot centers on intolerance towards the ‘other’, the foreigner, the different, and minorities. It outlines the life and death consequences of bigotry and xenophobia. Apply by February 1st, 2021. At Aquilon Music Festival we are committed to abiding by all federal, state, and county public health guidelines. The safety of our participants, faculty and audience is our number one priority. With this in mind, the reopening of the festival will depend entirely on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Wed Jan 13, 2021
Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) 2021: apply now!

Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) is an intensive top-rated summer program located in one of the most enchanting and vibrant cities in Italy. The most distinguished element of the Bologna International Opera Academy is that singers have the opportunity to be heard by and signed with opera industry professionals. Numerous artists from BIOA received professional contracts with opera houses and agencies. New for 2021 is the opportunity for up to five young collaborative pianists to participate in the program. The will work under the guidance of Nicoletta Conti and Danielle Orlando to accompany our singers and to perform at the final concerts.

Published Tue Jan 12, 2021
Prizes up to $8K: PARTNERS for the Arts  8th Annual Opera Competition - VIRTUAL

PARTNERS for the Arts 8th Annual Opera Competition - VIRTUAL, DEADLINE - February 26. The Competition is open to emerging singers ages 25 to 35. 1st Prize: $8,000; 2nd Prize: $4,000; 3rd Prize: $2,000; Audience Choice Award $1,000; Judges Encouragement Award $300. Applicants can apply for a waiver to this application fee by submitting financial documentation to Acceptd. Please, visit the Acceptd Support Desk for more information.

Published Mon Jan 11, 2021
Progressive Musicians' 2021 Online Festival Competition - $9,000 in prizes available

Online Festival Competition - $9,000 in prizes available Progressive Musicians is dedicated to helping musicians of all ages acheive there goals and advance artistically. Our online festival competition is the perfect opportunity for musicians of all ages to improve there performance/audition skills, get evaluations from professional musicians, gain performance experience, and win prize money. All semi-finalists will have the opportunity to sing in an online Masterclass.  Classical Voice Clinicians will be Lisa Layman, soprano & Brent Weber, tenor.  The Musical Theatre Voice clinician is Brian Usifer, Broadway and Tony Award Winning Musical Director, known for his work on Frozen & Kinky Boots. Prizes available for every division. Details on our website.

Published Sun Jan 10, 2021