Nightingale Opera Theatre Young Artist Program 2020: Deadline 3/17

This summer, Nightingale Opera Theatre will mount a production of Jake Heggie's If I Were You. This new opera was commissioned and debuted in summer 2019 by the Merola Program through San Fransisco Opera. Mr. Heggie will be joining us during our second week for masterclasses and coachings. The program will also include performances of Heggie's art songs and portions from his other operas, as well as a rotation of masterclasses, lectures, and career classes in addition to private lessons, music coachings, acting coachings, and staging rehearsals. Selected participants will have the opportunity to work side by side with our composers' residency to bring additional new music to life.  Our program will occur June 22-July 11th in Hudson, Ohio!

Published Thu Mar 5, 2020
Deadline March 15: Rochester International Vocal Competition 2020!

Over the last 14 years, the Rochester International Vocal Competition has grown from a small regional contest to a world-renowned event helping to launch careers. Compete in front of a live audience and receive feedback from world-class judges as well as opportunities for cash prizes and solo performances with the Rochester Oratorio Society and other professional engagements. This year's distinguished panel of judges includes Robert Mirshak, Mirshak Artists Management and Susan Ashbaker of Tri-Cities Opera. Visit to learn more about our past winners and their recent performances. Apply by March 15, 2020, at

Published Thu Mar 5, 2020
Deadline approaching: 2020 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

Deadline Approaching: Apply Today for the 2020 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition The Jensen Foundation supports America’s most promising young opera professionals with its annual Vocal Competition. Singers compete for their share of $40,000 in awards, including a $15,000 First Place award. The 2020 competition takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City May 11-16. The singing environment is well-organized and supportive, with professional accompanists and preliminary judges. Twelve finalists are chosen to perform before the Finals Judges who are distinguished in the world of opera. After the competition, finalists may request feedback from the judges. Apply by Sunday, March 15 to join us in New York this May!

Published Wed Mar 4, 2020
The Handel Aria Competition 2020: Deadline April 1

The Handel Aria Competition was created to promote the performance of Handel’s vast vocal repertoire. The final round will take place on Friday June 5, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music, accompanied by an ensemble of period instruments.   Contestants must be 18-35 years old as of the day of the finals. Past finalists are eligible to audition, with the exception of first prize winners. Judges: John Holiday, countertenor with Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera; David Ronis, Director of Opera at UW-Madison Mead-Witter School of Music; Alessandra Visconti, Italian coach at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Northwestern University. Application deadline: April 1, 2020. For more info, please visit:

Published Mon Mar 2, 2020
Deadline Extended: iSING! International Young Artists Festival 2020

Extended deadline: March 25: iSING! Festival - A Life-Changing Experience. The iSING! Festival is the first-ever festival dedicated to the vocal arts in China. In its 10th season iSING! is a 4-week full-scholarship training program offers coachings in both Western and Chinese repertoire with coaches from major opera houses around the world, Mandarin lessons and immersion in an “East Meets West” cultural exchange.  The 2020 Program presents a history-making concert of original compositions set to Tang Dynasty poem - the first time such a concert is commissioned and produced. Singers will have the opportunity to perform with orchestra and participate in the creation process of this one-of-a-kind concert. See listing for audition date updates.

Published Mon Mar 2, 2020
World class resident artist program in Italy: 20-21 Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

International announcement of selection for Opera singers – Young Artists Program 2020-21. Purpose: start and consolidation of the career of the opera singer. Period: From November 2020 to June 2021 (the work experience activities may be extended up to October 2021). YAP attendance fee: None. The attendance of the Young Artists Program is free. Scholarships: Euro 1,000 gross per month for each candidate admitted. Artistic Activity: The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and partner institutions may offer contracts for participations in operas concerts of their musical seasons. Application deadline: May 4, 2020.

Published Sat Feb 29, 2020
Figaro Opera Society 2020: Study with Ramon Vargas, Barbara Frittoli and Bruno De Simone

Figaro Opera Society in Padua 2020: Masterclass and Opera Studio with Ramon Vargas, Barbara Frittoli and Bruno De Simone. The third season of the Figaro Opera Society is coming soon! this year we will be in Padova, thanks to the Conservatorio Padua and the teachers there who have great enthusiasm for this project. The full tuition includes participation in a semi-staged production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the wonderful Odeo Cornaro in Padua and at the Teatro Palladium in Rome, stage director Mirko Michelon. to learn more about our faculty and our teaching methods. We are based in Padua, Conservatorio Pollini visit our website & Youtube Channel.

Published Fri Feb 28, 2020
Russian Opera Workshop 2020: Online deadline 3/15

Be a part of our 10th Anniversary Season. Free to apply. Deadline for online auditions is March 15, 2020. Opportunities fill quickly. Act now: JUNE 1-26 | "Francesca da Rimini" by Rachmaninoff and "Romeo & Juliet" by Tchaikovsky. JULY 6-31 | "The Demon" by Anton Rubinstein Russian Opera Workshop is a private and independent training program in summer residence at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Undergraduate and graduate voice/opera majors, and emerging professionals are encouraged to apply. Artists take daily Russian language classes and perform in vocal and professional development master classes, Russian Romances concerts, and operas.

Published Wed Feb 26, 2020
Dramatic Voices Program Berlin: Deadline March 1!

A program that looks at the dramatic voice as a whole - and prepares it for the competitive world of classical music ​- through intense training with world-class faculty. Artists will have the opportunity to perform a role in a fully staged production of Strauss Elektra with orchestra and work on German Lieder & Chamber Music repertoire. The program offers: Voice Lessons and Role Coachings; Lieder & Chamber Music Coachings and Recitals; German Language Coachings; Music & Staging Rehearsals; Orchestra rehearsals throughout the full length of the program; Public Masterclasses with leading artists; Career Counselling; Agent Audition with personal feedback; Photoshoot with a Top Industry Photographer; Professional Video & Audio Recording of all performances.

Published Mon Feb 24, 2020
Train with world class artists: UVAA Summer Opera Festival 2020

The UVAA Summer Opera Festival: Build your performing resume, train with world class artists, and expand your musical network in a gorgeous mountain setting. All roles are open as we double cast Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (with orchestra), Puccini’s Suor Angelica (with piano), and an opera scenes show, plus multiple recitals, the Death By Aria competition and a full high school program. Our special guest artists this year include superstars Deborah Voigt, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, and Michael Mayes, plus a full staff of coaches, stage directors, and Maestro Nicolas Giusti. Live audition deadline: February 27. Video applications will be accepted until all roles are double cast. No age limit or citizenship requirements.  

Published Mon Feb 24, 2020