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 Sat Feb 13, 2021
Priority deadline 2/10: UVAA Summer Opera Festival 2021

Reminder! Priority applications for UVAA's (Utah Vocal Arts Academy) 2021 Summer Opera Festival are due by tomorrow, February 10th, at midnight. Don't miss your chance to perform roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Orpheus in the Underworld, plus work with Deborah Voigt, Jennifer Larmore, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Michael Mayes, and more. Get world class training, build your resume, grow your network, and expand your artistry. Apply now!

Published Tue Feb 9, 2021
The 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition: deadline extended!

The 23rd annual Lotte Lenya Competition is now accepting applications! Deadline EXTENDED: now 16 February 2021, preliminary and semifinal rounds completely virtual. 1st Prize - $20,000 • 2nd Prize - $15,000 • 3rd Prize – $10,000 • Total prizes and awards will exceed $75,000 The Lenya Competition recognizes talented young singing 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 rising stars in both the opera and musical theater worlds. Complete eligibility information, application, resources and guidelines available at

Published Tue Feb 2, 2021
Deadline March 15: Druid City Opera Workshop 2021

The application is free and easy - resume, headshot, and two recordings.  Ten years of in-person training has prepared the Druid City Opera Workshop faculty exceptionally well for an exciting virtual learning and performance experience. Join us, May 16-21 on Zoom, for a week of singing and sharing and expanding your network. The week will include classes in acting, movement, yoga, improvisation, and the business of singing, in addition to one-on-one virtual dramatic and musical coachings.  The experience will end with an online aria concert - open to all - on Friday evening, May 21. 

Published Mon Feb 1, 2021

DEADLINE TODAY 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; Opera Aria Concert Series; Over €60k in scholarships available. Le Nozze di Figaro, Alcina. All role offers will be guaranteed for 2021 and 2022, if postponement is necessary due to Covid.

Published Sun Jan 31, 2021
The 8th annual JTVA Vocal Competition (online): deadline two weeks away!

DEADLINE JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! The 8th annual JTVA Vocal Competition is moving online this year! We welcome exceptional singers 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 music festival in Provence, France. Applications will be accepted only until February 13, 2021.

Published Sat Jan 30, 2021
Deadline February 5: Dutch National Opera Academy 21-23!

The Dutch National Opera Academy is a two-year master program for highly talented young opera singers focusing on the integration of singing and acting. DNOA graduates receive a Master of Music diploma and are thoroughly trained to be creative singing actors who are fully committed in their work and preparation for the many challenges of the professional field. DNOA is a partnership of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. 

Published Thu Jan 28, 2021
Opera en Castellano´s First International Voice Competition Online: Deadline 2/7

We are excited to announce Opera en Castellano´s First International Voice Competition Online. This competition was created with the purpsoe of innovating and inspiring the adaptation and performance of opera in the Spanish language for the Spanish speaking world community. It is open to professional singers, artists and enthuasiasts of any nationality who have reached the age of 18. Complete eligibility information, competition's guidelines and registration form available at: Deadline to submit application materials for the qualifying round: Sunday February 7th, 2021.  1st Prize: $2,000. 2nd Prize: $1,500. 3rd Prize: $1,000. Audience Award: $500. 

Published Tue Jan 26, 2021
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
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