Bass-Baritones/Basses: Apply by February 17, 2020 for the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program

Opera Colorado is currently accepting Bass-Baritone/Bass applications for the 2020-2021 Artist in Residence Program. The 20-21 season will include roles in our Touring and Mainstage Productions: The Barber of Seville, The Pirates of Penzance, The Shining, Cavalleria Rusticana and Carmen. Along with being involved in each of these productions, the Artists in Residence will be engaged to sing additional concerts and performances all over the state of Colorado. Artists receive ongoing career mentorship and work to deepen their level of artistry by working with and learning from highly respected professionals in the operatic world. Apply today!

Published Sat Feb 8, 2020
The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy 2020: Deadline Feb 17!

Role Yourself Into COSI 2020’s Extraordinary Opera Training! Stuart BARKER - Director and Head of Productions: British Youth Opera; Laura CLAYCOMB - La Scala, Opéra Garnier, Houston Grand Opera; Giuseppe FINZI - La Scala, San Francisco Opera; Darryl EDWARDS - University of Toronto: Voice Studies; Kimberley-Ann BARTCZAK - Resident Conductor: Calgary Opera; Natalie DOUCET - Amsterdam Conservatorium, Dutch National Opera Academy; Ellen RISSINGER - Dresden Semper Oper, “The Diction Police.” Kathryn TREMILLS - Collaborative Piano; Melissa BENCIC - Bravo Academy, Sheridan College, New Music Theatre  Intensive; Christina HALDANE - Dalhousie University, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Kevin SKELTON - Stage Movement, Integrative Performance. Deadline February 17, 2020.

Published Fri Feb 7, 2020
The Miami Music Festival Video Application Deadline is this Monday, February 10th.

Spend your summer in Miami's notorious South-Beach to attend Miami Music Festival! Perform a role in one of our productions with full orchestra under the guidance of our world-renowned faculty of voice instructors, coaches, conductors, and directors. Special guests artists this summer include  Luana DeVol, Linda Watson and Dolora Zajick. 2020 Productions: Carmen | Bizet; Cendrillon | Massenet; Into the Woods | Sondheim; Albert Herring | Britten; La Favola D’ Orfeo | Monteverdi; Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria | Monteverdi.

Published Thu Feb 6, 2020
Deadline February 20: Vocal Academy of Orvieto 2020

The Vocal Academy of Orvieto 2020 SEASON: Don Giovanni-Mozart; Prima la musica e poi le parole- Salieri and the music drama Leçon de Ténèbres-Couperin. We offer fully staged, costumed roles with orchestra, concerts, private voice lessons/coachings, Italian instruction, yoga, recitative training w. Italian conductor, an intimate setting & group meals. Career lectures and acting classes. We also have Principal Concert Artists positions available. Premiere Faculty includes Kristin Roach- coach/pianist, Chautauqua Opera, Hugo Vera- Metropolitan Opera tenor, Marco Bellusi-stage director, Teatro la Fenice, Maestro Raffaele Cipriano- Sarasota Opera, Marie Te Hapuku- Metropolitan Opera. For more information go to

Published Tue Feb 4, 2020
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY! James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2020

DEADLINE JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! The 7th 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 $50,000, as well as soloist performance opportunities with the Oakland Symphony and a July 2021 music festival in Provence, France. Applications will be accepted only until February 14, 2020.

Published Sat Feb 1, 2020
Cultural Association I Cavalieri della Sacra presents L’anima del Belcanto 2020

The Cultural Association “I Cavalieri della Sacra” presents “L’anima del Belcanto” 2020 – June the 1st – July the 5th. Summer Program for Opera singers, vocal and acting coaching. In the first part of the Program (from June 1st until June 19th) the students will study Acting and Vocal technique to be trained for their debut in full Opera productions. In the second part of the Program (from June the 13th until July the 5th) the students will be chosen for the leading roles of Opera production of the Festival LE STELLE DELLE VALLI in Italy, Piemonte, and will work with the Stage Directors of: DON GIOVANNI Mozart, Two performances: June the 27th / July the 4th.  L’ELISIR D’AMORE  Donizetti: Two performances: June the 28th / July the 5th.

Published Tue Jan 28, 2020
Free your voice in NYC this summer: Respiro Opera 2020

Respiro Opera, NYC is an intensive training program designed to aid the artistic development of the emerging young professional hosted at Opera America in the heart of Manhattan, NY. Classes focus on the breath and physical freedom with hands on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping and Yoga specifically tailored for singers. The freeing of the body and breath is essential and compatible with all vocal techniques. Participants will work with basic stagecraft and the skill set required for today's opera performer. Each singer is responsible for the word by word translation.  Program dates: June 12-21, 2020 all classes at Opera America, 330 Seventh Avenue between 28/29th streets. Application due: March 15, 2020.

Published Mon Jan 27, 2020
Full-tuition scholarship at the world’s premier training institution: Academy of Vocal Arts 20-21

The Academy of Vocal Arts is devoted to training young artists with tremendous potential as international opera stars. Resident Artists from the United States and around the world are prepared through rigorous vocal instruction, coaching, and performance training. Many of the world’s most riveting opera singers began their careers at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Nearly fifty AVA alumni have joined the Metropolitan Opera’s roster since 1980, including Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Bryan Hymel, Michael Fabiano and Ailyn Perez. As of 2017, AVA alumni have been honored to receive five of the past eight Richard Tucker Awards and five of the eleven Beverly Sills Artist Awards given by the Metropolitan Opera.

Published Sat Jan 25, 2020
New Initiative: Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop 2020

Singers wanted for The Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop – a new initiative from the Heifetz International Music Institute expressly for aspiring and emerging professional singers wishing to deepen their understanding of Baroque music and style, through the prism of the Institute’s renowned instrumental teaching and unique Performance and Communication Training method, marrying world-class vocal and instrumental instruction with experiential classes in Movement, Drama, Public Speaking, and other methods designed to enhance physical, gestural and verbal communication skills and leadership capacity both on and off stage. Led by Program Director David Stern and Principal Vocal Instructor Dominique Labelle. Live auditions at NEC (Boston) 2/16/2020

Published Thu Jan 23, 2020
Deadline nearing, main roles to be cast: The 2020 International Belcanto Academy

Deadline nearing - applications for Agrippina. We are still looking for main roles to be cast. The role of Nerone is still vacant (can be sung by tenor,soprano or contralto). Cost: €1450 incl. lodging. The International Belcanto Academy’s Music Academy Summer course 2020 will entail three weeks of intensive training. The course will include: individual voice lessons, drama training, rehearsals with conductor, audition training, role study and staging of Agrippina by Handel. This will be performed in Het Lichtruim Theater in De Bilt, The Netherlands. We offer audition training, role interpretation, stage performance and audition training.

Published Wed Jan 22, 2020