Work with a true master: RAINA KABAIVANSKA, September 2020

XX International MasterClass of RAINA KABAIVANSKA | Sofia 8.09. - 26.09.2020 | NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY | Sofia Opera and Ballet | Audition 7.09. | GALA CONCERT 27.09. | Registration | Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality In her Master Class Raina Kabaivanska works on improving the vocal technique and actor’s interpretation of pieces chosen by participants themselves. The most successful graduates perform in a Gala concert along with the orchestra of Sofia Opera and Ballet. The participants with the best achievements during the Master Class and the Gala concert will be awarded scholarships from Raina Kabaivanska Fund at NBU for further training in Italy. Apply by September 3, 2020.

Published Thu Aug 20, 2020
Carnegie Hall's SongStudio with Renée Fleming: A Free Online Intensive

Carnegie Hall's SongStudio is a weeklong intensive for emerging professional vocalists happening online this January under the leadership of world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming. Designed to renew and refresh the presentation and experience of the vocal recital, SongStudio brings leading musicians and other performing artists together to mentor emerging vocalists and young artists, exploring innovative approaches to both classic and current song repertoire, and inviting new audiences to engage with the art form. Application Deadline: September 26, 2020; Recommendation Deadline: October 3, 2020; Invited Candidates Notified By: October 16, 2020; Program Duration: January 17–24, 2021. Apply Now!

Published Fri Aug 14, 2020

As we approach a fall opera audition season that will be unlike any we've seen before, YAP Tracker is committed to helping our members navigate the changes. Many companies will be opting for video or virtual auditions, so we've collected some resources we hope will be helpful.

Published Fri Jul 24, 2020
TCO NEXT: Tri-Cities Opera's first national vocal competition now virtual!

Tri-Cities Opera's first national vocal competition, TCO NEXT, will encourage emerging professional singers by promoting new voices and new music. This completely online opportunity features an anonymous audio-only first round, and a focus on new music and musical theatre. Singers will compete for cash prizes with a grand prize of $3000 and a contract for a future role with Tri-Cities Opera. Early bird deadline: August 1, 2020.

Published Wed Jul 15, 2020

Important information regarding young artist program deadlines during the coronavirus pandemic: North American opera companies continue to adjust reopening structures, including young artist training, around the fluid landscape of CoVid-19 restrictions. This season’s young artist opportunities may be posted later than usual as we prepare for this unusual audition season, so do not assume you have missed deadlines based on previous years' schedules. Continue to monitor YAP Tracker and each company’s website and social media channels for further updates and information.

Published Sat Jul 11, 2020
Introducing the New Era Voice Festival — Artistic Autonomy and Creative Courage for Singers in a New Era.

Introducing the New Era Voice Festival — Artistic Autonomy and Creative Courage for Singers in a New Era. We at the M Institute for the Arts are proud to present a month of online workshops, masterclasses and live-streams with some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry. All of our offerings are centered on tools for singers wanting to find more power — as both artists and business people. Reject the passive voice and claim your autonomy as an artist in a new era.

Published Wed Jul 1, 2020
NOW ONLINE: The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute 2020!

NOW ONLINE! Now in its 43rd year, the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute builds upon the basic skills of singing, acting, and moving, and unifies these essential musical and theatrical components into integrated performance. With the health and safety of our participants and staff as our top priority, this year's Institute will be presented online. We have condensed the crucial elements into a two-week (10 day) session, July 10 to July 31. Tuition is $700. Visit us at Past participants say: “This truly changed everything about what I thought classical music could be • I feel reconnected with my performance spirit • I have been revolutionized as a performer • This is where you go to find your creative soul again!”

Published Thu Jun 25, 2020
Corso d'Opera 2020: Deadline extended to 6/15!

Corso d'Opera offers a unique opportunity for young singers to develop their skills in all aspects of the profession. Extended Deadline: 15 June 2020.  In 2020 cost of courses-travel-room & board for those eligible are totally covered by Corso d’Opera, thanks to grants from FondazioneCRFirenze, Comune Cortona and SIAE-MIBACT Progetto PerChiCrea. Teatro Carlo Felice Genova has partnered with Corso d’Opera to realize a production in the next seasons with students selected in Corso d’Opera Masterclass. New Deadline: 15 June 2020

Published Sat May 30, 2020
POVAI 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER: Study with FRITTOLI and much more!

Study with BARBARA FRITTOLI, two LA SCALA maestros, the teacher of Piotr BECZALA & Elina GARANCA, as well as the heads of Vocal Studies and Master Vocal Coaches at CURTIS, YALE, & AVA! This is an incredible group! You will simply will not find another opportunity this summer anywhere in the world, with this most supreme level of concentrated Technical Voice Training! Come on a VIRTUAL journey with us to discover the true Italian Technique with our Master Voice Experts and so much more! Join us for all 4 weeks (July 20 – August 15, 2020) or choose the week(s) you wish to attend! Discounted pricing offered. NO Application Fee! Auditors welcome! Deadline July 1st. Apply Now!

Published Fri May 22, 2020
Summer Festival Cancelled? Join Opera Project Columbus's VIVA Festival 2020

Was your summer festival cancelled? Join us for the VIVA Festival! The Virtual Intensive Vocal Academy presented by Opera Project Columbus provides an opportunity for opera singers continue to work on their craft remotely with internationally-renowned faculty. These five classes will address far more than singing, focusing on practical aspects of a singer's career. The instructors—Ed Bak, Wendy Taucher, Giuseppe Filianoti, Devon Cass, and Emilio Pons—will give each give an hour-long class on topics such as the music of language, creating characters, details of Italian text and recitative, visual presentation, and tricks for auditioning in Europe. For more information and to apply, visit the Opera Project Columbus website.

Published Wed May 20, 2020