When William Florescu, Florentine Opera's General Director, speaks about auditions, we listen. A recent post on his blog, the Opera Audition, is a must read short list of things to avoid in the audition room this audition season. Any others you'd like to add?
Please join us in welcoming Opera Colorado as the newest company to use our application service. The deadline to apply is December 27, and auditions are in Denver from January 17 - 19, 2013. For those who are out of state, perhaps it's a good opportunity to get some skiing in!
The Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute program applications are now live! Separate applications are open for Pianists and Strings (one form) and Singers (a second form). Please be sure to review the form carefully to ensure you are completing the correct option. Applications for singers are due December 3, but don't delay in applying: audition slots for this popular program, which focuses on the promotion of art of song, fill quickly.
Il Cuore Canta, now in its second year, is an all-scholarship program that will be held in the charming town of Cold Spring, NY. Each participant will receive frequent individual singing lessons with Deborah Carmichael, coachings and other training, and attendance will be free of charge to attendees. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2012.
The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a summer vocal training program on Hawai'i's beautiful Big Island, is now accepting applications for their 2013 season. Opportunities include an Italian Opera Intensive, a Baroque Opera Boot Camp, and many additional performance opportunities. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2013, but live auditions will be held in New York as early as November 30.
Opera North's Executive Director, Pamela A. Pantos, and Artistic Director, Louis Burkot sat down with us to share their insights about the audition and application process for their Summer 2013 Young Artist Program. Applications are open for the program with auditions nationwide. Auditions are being scheduled on a rolling basis, so don't wait to apply!
Happy Halloween everyone! Want a real treat? Get those applications together in time to enjoy a fun-filled evening without having to head home early. Deadlines today for Virginia Opera, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and Opera in the Heights. Utah Opera's deadline is tomorrow, followed by Opera New Jersey, Crested Butte Music Festival and Opera Singers Initiative, Ltd. Phew! Plus! we're very pleased to announce that we are now hosting the application for the all-scholarship program, Il Cuore Canta! Avoid the tricks and get your apps in early!
Opera North is accepting applications for this summer for both production and performance roles: applications are open for singers, coach/accompanists, directors, stage managers, costume managers and company interns. Auditions are being scheduled on a rolling basis, so don't miss out by being a last minute applicant! A word to the wise on applying for this popular program: don't let your slot be taken by an earlier bird!
Deadlines! Florida Grand Opera and Opera Saratoga and the early bird deadline for the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy close TODAY. Arizona Opera closes on Oct. 19 and many more deadlines approach. Don't wait until the last hour. Apply now and enjoy your Monday worry-free!