The 2020 Lotte Lenya Competition: Deadline: 21 January 2020

The 2020 Lotte Lenya Competition is now accepting applications! Deadline: 21 January 2020. 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.

Published Tue Jan 7, 2020
Find your passion, onstage: Scuola Internazionale di Teatro Italiano Giovanni Grasso 2020

Find your passion, onstage. Free your body and your voice in a summer workshop dedicated to young Opera and Drama artists. Scuola Internazionale di Teatro Italiano “Giovanni Grasso” and The Italian Institute of Culture – Montréal are proud to present “Passioni”, the 2020 Summer Workshop for professional development in the field of Italian language, opera, and the performing arts. Four weeks of training to explore the theme of passion, perfecting the characters and themes of the Italian Opera repertoire. Workshops are taught by leading experts in the field and include Italian Language, Bel Canto, Diction, Movement, Improvisation, Basic & Advanced Acting Techniques, Libretto & Character Analysis.  La tua arte. La nostra passione.

Published Sun Jan 5, 2020
Priority deadline 1/17: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2020

Application deadline approaching! Do you want to be a professional singer? Learn what it really takes to embark on an opera career at Curtis Summerfest. This program, led by the former artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre, Mikael Eliasen, is designed primarily for young singers who are considering entering conservatory, and is open to students of high school and undergraduate age. Singers in this select program pursue activities focused on vocal artistry: Study privately in voice lessons and private coachings; Benefit from daily masterclasses; Perform for peers at the Sing-In, and for family and friends at the Sing-Out; Practice in studios with Steinway pianos. Apply by the priority deadline: January 17, 2020, at

Published Thu Jan 2, 2020
Deadline February 1: The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition 2020

The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Application deadline February 1, 2020. Fee $30. Late applications by February 15, 2020. Fee $50. Semifinals April 4, 2020, NYC Finals Concert 4/18/20 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 1977, the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world, and is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing. $22,000 in cash prizes. Age Limit 40 years – must be born after Jan. 1, 1980. Open to singers who are early in their oratorio career.

Published Mon Dec 30, 2019
Distinguished faculty in the hometown of Giacomo Puccini: Opera Lucca 2020

Study Bel Canto Opera in Puccini’s Hometown! Opera Lucca is a summer course for college students in the heart of Tuscany, focusing on Italian bel canto repertoire and language. The 2020 season will be held at the Lucca Italian School, from June 7th to July 4th. Repertoire will include scenes from Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, and La traviata as well as other Baroque and bel canto repertoire. Our faculty are experts in operatic Italian: Peter Volpe, Marco Nisticò, Marcello Cormio, Elvia Puccinelli, Raphael Fusco, and Antonella Gozzoli. Lucca is a medieval walled city and is close to Florence, Pisa, Siena, and the Italian Riviera. Audition now for roles and early consideration! Application deadline is February 2nd, 2020. Find more information at

Published Sat Dec 28, 2019
Deadline February 1: Bel Canto Institute 2020

Summer and Youth Summer Program: June 29-July 25, 2020. 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, 2020.

Published Fri Dec 27, 2019
New Generation Festival-Mascarade Opera Studio Opera Scenes Summer School 2020: Apply Today!

Applications are now open for the New Generation Festival-Mascarade Opera Studio Opera Scenes Summer School 2020. The summer school is an intensive training and performance programme for young aspiring singers at conservatoire level, taking place in Florence in August 2020. Housed in the stunning surroundings of the Palazzo Corsini in the centre of Florence, the NGF-MOS Opera Scenes Summer School gives students the opportunity to enhance their performance skills in Opera. Running alongside the dynamic New Generation Festival, the course provides one-to-one working sessions with industry professionals, as well as working towards a public performance in the Palazzo ballroom of a series of Opera Scenes. 

Published Thu Dec 19, 2019
Boston Wagner Institute at New England Conservatory with Director, Jane Eaglen: Deadline Dec 21!

Boston Wagner Institute at New England Conservatory with Director, Jane Eaglen July 27th-August 7th, 2020 Boston Wagner Institute is an education-forward program for singers with the potential to sing Wagner. This program offers a daily private session for each participant, rotating between Ms. Eaglen, and master pianist coaches, Michael Strauss, and Eric Weimer, along with movement and dramatic sessions with Assistant Director, Danielle Wright. The final concert will take place in NEC's Jordan Hall. Applications are due Saturday, Dec 21, 2019.

Published Wed Dec 18, 2019
Michigan Opera Theatre Studio 2020-21: Deadline 12/17!

MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE: Studio Artist Auditions, 20-21 Season. Applications now open! Deadline: December 17, New York: January 7 (Finals, Jan 8); Detroit: January 9 (Finals, Jan 10). The Studio Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre gain valuable experience through myriad performance opportunities in MOT mainstage and Studio productions, and community events. From September through May, they also benefit from advanced individual training and guidance from program director, Richard Leech and an array of world class professionals, guest artists, and coaches. Artists receive salary, health care benefits, and reimbursement for relocation, as well as a career development fund.   For More info:

Published Thu Dec 12, 2019
Chicago Summer Opera 2020: Recording deadline December 16, 2019!

Refine your skills and grow as an artist during our intensive 4 week sessions. Chicago Summer Opera offers staged performance opportunities with orchestra and piano, private voice lessons and coachings and a variety of group workshops. KEY FEATURES: Perform a Role with Orchestra; Scenes Program & One Act Series; Voice Lessons; Coachings; Master Classes; Dramatic Preparation Workshops; Movement Workshops; ​Career Workshops. 2020 SEASON: Don Giovanni, Mozart; Hansel und Gretel, Humperdink; Albert Herring, Britten; Alcina, Handel; One Act Series; Scenes Program. DEADLINES: Recording deadline December 16, 2019.

Published Thu Dec 12, 2019