German for Singers at Middlebury 2020: Deadline 2/1!

Whether you sing in German or wish to sing in Germany: we are the place for you. Spend your summer in beautiful Vermont, immersing yourself in learning and improving your German while working closely with exceptional musicians from overseas on performing German repertoire (art songs, staged opera project) and singing for agents. Studying and living in our intensive immersion context, become proficient in just one summer and take advantage of this unique musical training opportunity before going abroad. Substantial grant-based funding available. Apply soon--our deadline is February 1st 2020!

Published Mon Jan 20, 2020
Intensive training in beautiful Umbria: Narnia Festival 2020

2020 NARNIA FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL VOCAL ARTS PROGRAM: JULY 15 – AUGUST 2, 2020. The Narnia Festival in beautiful Umbria, Italy, announces our WORLD PREMIERE DOUBLE BILL of PIETA by Jake Landau, and SUOR ANGELICA by Puccini, directed by Andrea DelGiudice in the landmark opera house, Teatro Comunale di Narni. Intensive training is offered in voice lessons, masterclasses, vocal coaching, acting, and the Italian language. Productions are fully staged with orchestra. Concert program soloists will perform the Pergolesi Stabat Mater or Salve Regina with string quartet, the sacred concert with full orchestra in the beautiful Cathedral of Narni and the Orvieto Duomo, as well as our gala in Amelia, featuring favorite arias and duets with the Narni Festival Orchestra. Now casting for all roles. APPLY TODAY.

Published Sun Jan 19, 2020
Fantastic prizes and legendary judges: Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2020

Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2020 now accepts applicants aged 18-32 to apply from anywhere you are! With a total cash prize of USD 25,000, you also get the chance to perform with the Gramophone Orchestra of the Year 2019, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, in front of legendary singers and administrators such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (chair of the International Jury), Sumi Jo, Dennis O'Neill etc.  Apply before the deadline of 31st January 2020 and jumpstart your opera career! 

Published Sun Jan 19, 2020
Last chance to apply: Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) 2020

Last chance to apply Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) is a top-rated summer program located in one of the most enchanting and vibrant cities in Italy.  The BIOA 2020 features the legendary Italian conductor and pianist Leone Magiera, the Curtis Institute of Music voice & opera chair Danielle Orlando, and the AVA  Luis Ledesma.  Apply here: Application deadline: January 30th, 2020

Published Fri Jan 17, 2020
The Modern Opera Studio 2020: Apply now!

The Modern Opera Studio is a result of a collaboration between Opera More and Estate Musicale Frentana, two organizations that for years have been involved in concerts, opera theatre, and workshops in Italy as a way of sharing musical culture outside of metropolitan areas. This summer program has a unique goal: transmitting to the next generation of young artists the experience acquired by professionals that have worked in International Opera Theatres and sharing secrets of the trade. This summer in the beautiful Teatro Fenaroli, selected singers will have a chance to debut in a full version (orchestra and scenography) of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by W. A. Mozart in LANCIANO in the beautiful region of Abruzzo near the sea. 

Published Thu Jan 16, 2020
JMU's 2020 German Opera Experience: apply now!

Are you ready to dance a Can-Can this summer?  Check out JMU's German Opera Experience!  From May 17 - July 20th we will select 20 students to perform chorus and roles in Lehar's The Merry Widow with a professional company in Schoenebeck, Germany.  The course includes for solos with Middle-Germany philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Lieder concerts and German Language instruction for graduate/undergraduate college credit. Music Theater and Classical Singers as well as collaborative pianists are invited to apply. Live auditions will be held in January and February.  Dates and Locations on our website at: Online Auditions are also accepted at:

Published Tue Jan 14, 2020
Tuition free Resident Artist Fellowship program Opera on the Bluff: 1 week left to apply!

1 week left to apply!! Deadline extended to January 20! Tuition free Resident Artist Fellowship program with Opera on the Bluff in Portland, Oregon.  Room and 1 meal per day are provided. Eleven fully staged performances of HMS Pinafore with professional orchestra. Leads are double cast.  All will sing chorus when not in lead roles.  We aim to produce Light Opera that looks like all of us!  

Published Mon Jan 13, 2020
Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition 2020: apply now!

The 17th Annual Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition. Saturday, March 7, 2020, Jackson Symphony Hall, Jackson, MI. A Competition In Which Operatically Trained Singers Prove They Can Entertain. Uniquely, the HHLOVC rewards acting and even humor along with vocal ability… necessary abilities in today’s opera stars. Known for its organization and friendly atmosphere, the event invites singers to join in luncheon and dinner. Awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 are given to the top finalists, and all finalists receive $300. In addition, there is a Young Artist award and an Audience Favorite award. To enter, go to:

Published Sun Jan 12, 2020
Get to the next level: IVAI (International Vocal Arts Institute) 2020

Founded by Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor Joan Dornemann and Metropolitan Opera Conductor Paul Nadler in 1986, the International Vocal Arts Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and training the most talented young opera singers around the world. IVAI is an intensive training ground designed to tailor fit your needs. Whether you are a young singer with boundless potential, or a seasoned performer looking for extra polish, IVAI is designed with you in mind to help push you to the next level. IVAI is a ten day intensive providing voice lessons, coachings, and training in vocal technique, presentation, acting, language and diction, as well performances in masterclasses, concerts, and fully staged productions.

Published Fri Jan 10, 2020
Classic Lyric Arts 2020: programs in Italy and France

Classic Lyric Arts Italy is an intensive, dual session three-and-a-half week summer training program in the Périgord region of southwest France (June 2-25) and in Novafeltria, Italy (July 19-August13). An immersive program, CLA provides multi-faceted training tailored to the specific level of each participant, from undergraduate to young professional artist. Participants experience the rich cultural heritage of France and Italy while studying opera and chanson through the perspective of language, providing them with the needed tools to hone their performance skills in the traditional repertoire. Auditions at the National Opera Center in New York. More about the program:

Published Fri Jan 10, 2020