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Festival of International Opera-Italia 2020: deadline March 24

Come to FIO ITALIA! We extended our Opera audition season until March 24th or until we double cast all roles in Verdi's Falstaff, Rossini's La Cenerentola, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. There are also some available positions in our Young Artist and Studio divisions which will present opera scenes and concerts. FIO ITALIA is an intensive five-week summer opera program in one of the most idyllic places in Italy, Urbania. Centro Studi Italiani provides first-class language classes. FIO ITALIA faculty and staff include some of the most renowned opera professionals internationally. Be part of this environment with opera singers from all parts of the world! Apply now at https://fio-italia.com.

Published Sat Feb 22, 2020
$44K in prizes + airfare for finalists: The Elizabeth Connell Prize 2020

Attention all SOPRANOS and MEZZO SOPRANOS, are you a budding dramatic in the making? Here is your chance to sing your way to Sydney Australia to compete in the 7th annual Elizabeth Connell Prize. $44,000 in prize money including a $25,000 first prize, accommodation in Sydney and up to $2,000 toward return airfares to Sydney for the finalists. Application Forms and Regulations Round 1: Video Link and application form Round 2: Live auditions held in May/June in London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne. Round 3: Grand Final in Sydney Australia Entries Close 1 April 2020 www.jsrbfoundation.com | econnellprize@jsrbfoundation.com Held in conjunction with the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award.

Published Fri Feb 21, 2020
Sing your way to Australia: Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award 2020

Sing your way to Sydney Australia by competing in the inaugural Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award. $80,000 including a $25,000 first prize, finalists accommodation in Sydney and up to $2000 each toward return airfares to Sydney. Application forms and regulations: Round 1: Video Link and application; Round 2: Live auditions in May/June in London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne; Round 3: Grand Final in Sydney 30 August -6 September 2020. Open to singers of ALL nationalities aged 20-30. Entry fee: AUD$80, Entries close: 15 March 2020. www.jsrbfoundation.com | belcantoaward@jsrbfoundation.com Held in conjuction with the Elizabeth Connell Prize for sopranos and mezzo sopranos.

Published Wed Feb 19, 2020
The Source National Vocal Competition 2020: Apply now!

One of the major events, Annual Vocal Competition, will be hosted by The Source OC in Orange County, CA. Ten (10) aspiring and emerging finalists will compete with an orchestra. The main goal of the competition is to find exceptional musicians and allow them to showcase their unique talents.  Awards: 1st Place: $4,500 |  2nd Place: $3,000 | 3rd Place: $2,000 |  7 Finalist receives $1,000 for each. Deadline April 7.

Published Mon Feb 17, 2020
Deadline March 15! Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia 2020

For three weeks this summer, aspiring young opera singers from around the world will come together at the Valencia campus to participate in the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia. Sponsored by Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, this unique program offers talented singers the opportunity to hone their technical skills with world-class faculty, gain valuable performance experience in a variety of settings, learn how to build and maintain a career in opera, and connect with industry professionals.

Published Sun Feb 16, 2020
The 2020 Ensemble OrQuesta Opera Academies (UK): applications open!

Since 2014 Ensemble OrQuesta have run high-quality Opera Academies four times a year in the UK. Under the guidance of multi-skilled professionals led by Marcio da Silva and Stephanie Gurga, young singers benefit from rigorous tuition and training with coaching in technique, language, style, stagecraft, and movement. The programme culminates in two fully staged public performances accompanied by a professional ensemble. Several productions starring EO alumni have grown from these academies, receiving critical acclaim in fringe venues such as the Grimeborn Opera Festival, Arcola Theatre, and The Cockpit. Roles allocated on a rolling basis as applications are received. 2020 Operas: Teseo | Le Nozze di Figaro | Cephale et Procris. Fees: £650-£750

Published Sat Feb 15, 2020
Apply by March 15: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2020

Talented high school singers from across the country who are ready to take the plunge into this two-week immersive experience will enjoy lessons and coachings with esteemed professional artists, master classes with world-renowned performers, and dorm living with like-minded musicians. Located at Miami University of Ohio, the Schmidt Vocal Institute is a program of Schmidt Vocal Arts.  2020 guest faculty include Denyce Graves (Metropolitan Opera/Peabody Institute), J.J. Penna (New England Conservatory/The Juilliard School), and Craig Terry (Lyric Opera of Chicago/Ryan Opera Center), who will also perform with singers in the final concert! Apply by March 15, 2020 at www.schmidtvocalarts.org for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Published Sat Feb 15, 2020
Greve Opera Academy 2020: Deadline March 1

GREVE OPERA ACADEMY  June 8 - July 4, 2020 www.grevefestival.org, http://grevefestival.org/application/. A program for singers seeking the opportunity to perform roles in fully staged opera productions with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence and the practical professional experience. This year will feature Don Giovanni and other performances in Greve and Florence. Additional works considered: Didio & Aeneas; Orfeo & Euridice; Giulio Cesare. A date for a live audition by email. First deadline: March 1. We will extend the deadline if roles are open.  In addition to the career-building, role preparation and invaluable performance opportunities, lifelong friendships have been forged in the idyllic Tuscan surroundings.

Published Fri Feb 14, 2020
Angels Vocal Art 2020: ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! Auditions & Casting for Los Angeles Summer Opera Intensive Last chance to apply! Casting will start immediately following the auditions! Two FULL productions in one summer: Menotti’s THE CONSUL and OPERA POTPOURRI, all fully staged with professional orchestra!  Roles for both Emerging Professional Artists and Studio Artists! All voice types are welcome!  Now offering an opportunity to create a complete professional audition package, including a recording session resulting in a polished, professional audition video! "I’m leaving inspired, full of passion with new skills to share with the world." "It was the most positive operatic experience I have ever had." "The experience was eye-opening and life changing."

Published Fri Feb 14, 2020
International Opera Masterclass in the Czech Republic July 2020: Apply now!

Welcome to the International Opera Masterclass in the Czech Republic! The masterclass will be held in Ceske Budejovice from the 10th to the 17th of July of 2020. The curriculum is focused on improving vocal techniques featured in classical and romantic styles. Participants will work with leading opera singers from a diverse set of prestigious operas ranging from the National Theatre in Prague, the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg to the New York Metropolitan Opera. All rehearsals and the final concert with the professional orchestra will be video recorded. Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Dvorak, and Smetana are listed in the repertoire. More here. Please contact Elena Kalinovska at conductingmasterclasses.eu@gmail.com with any questions.

Published Thu Feb 13, 2020