Jerusalem International Opera Masterclass and Festival: Apply today!

The Jerusalem International Opera Masterclass and Festival is reopening its doors again this year with a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Young Professional Artists are invited to perform major and minor roles in mainstage operas with renowned conductors, stage directors and guest artists. The 2019 festival season includes fully staged opera productions of W.Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" and G.Verdi's "Rigoletto” with orchestra and many other events in the best Israeli venues. The quality of the JIOM faculty is unmatched by any YAP and include internationally renowned opera conductors, artistic directors and casting associates from some of the world's top opera houses. More information on our website:

Deadline one week away: Utah Opera's 2019-20!

Applications due in ONE WEEK for Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for Singers and Pianists! Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for singers and pianists provides an integral step between graduate studies and a career. Participants spend nine months on a paid residency with Utah Opera developing professional skills through mainstage performances with Utah Opera and Utah Symphony, coachings, workshops, yoga, and masterclass sessions. Resident Artists also travel throughout the state to perform in-school presentations and teach students about the art of opera. Don't miss your chance to apply for our outstanding performance and training opportunities in one of the most spectacular settings in North America!

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2019

Varna International Opera Academy 2019 will take place in Varna, Bulgaria, June 2019, featuring fully-staged orchestral opera productions of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Bernstein’s Candide (concert version). Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Metropolitan Opera’s own Maestro Gregory Buchalter and Royal Opera House opera coach, Marek Ruszczynski. We offer several options for vocalists, including a Soloist Program, Young Artist Program, Choral Singers Program and Musical Theater Program, with 2, 3, or 4 week options. For more information about the program, auditions and to apply, visit:

Incredible tuition-free training: Teatro Comunale di Modena Master Class for opera singers 2019

Opera Academy at Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena: Master Class for opera singers. Description of Course: The course will take place at the Theatre and will host master classes with outstanding singers like Mariella Devia, Michele Pertusi and Nicola Martinucci with more topics from stage acting throughout artistic administration. All students will take part to workshops leading to performances of opera excerpts. Leone Magiera, conductor and life-time music coach and collaborator of Luciano Pavarotti, will also teach as well as directors Enrico Stinchelli and Stefano Monti. Web Address for Course:

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2019: Apply now!

Young opera singers from across the United States, Canada, and for the first time, Mexico, are eligible to compete for $15,000 cash prizes and receive feedback from top industry professionals as part of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Auditions begin at the District level, followed by 12 Regional Finals. From the Regions, Semi Finalists will be chosen to compete in New York with piano on the Met stage on March 24, 2019. Finalists will then perform at the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, March 31, 2019, accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Complete eligibility requirements, as well as District and Region audition information can be found at

Michigan Opera Theatre Studio 2019-20: Deadline 10/19!

Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artist Auditions: APPLY NOW! - DEADLINE: October 19, 2018. The Studio Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre represent some of the most exciting emerging talent in opera today. From September through May, young opera professionals gain valuable experience through myriad performance opportunities in MOT main stage and community productions. They also benefit from advanced individual training and guidance from an array of world class professionals, guest artists, and coaches. Artists are salaried and receive reimbursement for relocation and career development costs.

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program 2019-2020: Apply now!

Last Chance to apply for the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program 2019-2020 Season Auditions! Application Deadline is this Friday, October 12!! Resident Artists receive: A weekly stipend, assistance with relocation expenses, AGMA rates for mainstage roles, assistance with voice lessons. Application Requirements: Current Professional Resume, Two Letters of Recommendation (must be received by Thursday, October 18), One Headshot, $40 Application Fee. Application: Additional Information:

World class training in Madrid: Apply now for OPERASTUDIO 18/19 – organized by University of Alcalá

OPERASTUDIO MASTERCLASSES 18/19 – UNIVERSITY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES. MADRID. SPAIN The only opportunity in the world to learn first hand with the most prestigious artists PACO AZORÍN – Mozart, the action and the gesture from the music. Acting for opera singers– 22, 23 and 24 October 18 AQUILES MACHADO – The Opera in the mirror. An approach to the stage performance from the personal experience. 10, 11 and 12 December 18 PAUL ÈMILE FOURNY– Stage Performance Workshop about Carmen (Bizet) – From 10 to 14 February 19 MARIELLA DEVIA– Technique and vocal performance – From 5 to 9 March 2019. GIANLUIGI GELMETTI– Multidisciplinar encounter– masterclasses – From 6 to 10 May 19 ANA LUISA CHOVA–Vocal technique – From 24 to 27 June19 IGNACIO COBETA– Vocal Pathophysiology – 24, 25 and 26 June 19 XAVIER SABATA– III Baroque Opera Workshop– July 19 (date to be confirmed) LOURDES PÉREZ – SIERRA, Operastudio director and coach accredited by AECOP – Carreer coaching – Group 1: 21, 22, 23 January 19. Group 2: 2, 3 4 July 19.

Music Academy of the West 2019: Deadline 10/15

OCTOBER 15 APPLICATION DEADLINE soon approaching for Music Academy of the West's 2019 Voice and Vocal Piano Programs. Apply Now! The 2019 VOCAL INSTITUTE is the leading source to prepare for a 21st century career in voice and vocal piano. Expert teaching artists collaborate and mentor participants to prepare them for on-stage opportunities, from a fully-staged opera production to public masterclasses. All performance opportunities are centered on excellent vocal technique and immersion in the dramatic process. 2019 opera production is Jennifer Higdon's COLD MOUNTAIN, offering major/supporting roles in all voice types. The Marilyn Horne Song Competition awards a singer and pianist each $5,000 and an international recital tour including London, UK. Additional opportunities include weekly private lessons, an Acting Workshop, and Industry Day with top artist management.

Scholarships available: New York Dramatic Voices' Winter Intensive 2019

Founded by Anthony Laciura, (credits include Metropolitan Opera, HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire', and Netflix's 'Like Father') New York Dramatic Voices' Winter Intensive is a 2-week program from January 7-19, 2019 in the heart of Manhattan. During this time, participants will take part in coachings, acting and movement classes, and masterclasses given by respected professionals in the field. The program culminates in an open concert in New York City of staged scene selections on January 19, 2019. We offer this program as a safe environment to develop the skills of the emerging artist. Class sizes are limited to give each singer quality instruction with our coaches and masterclass technicians. Masterclasses to include: Michael Chioldi, Sondra Kelly. Faculty: Anthony Laciura, Matthew Lobaugh. New York Dramatic Voices's (NYDV) past master classes have featured opera powerhouses, Christine Goerke and Martina Arroyo, who worked closely together with NYDV participants. Please visit our website at to see what we're all about.

Immersive and transformative program: Teatro Nuovo 2019

LEAD ROLES AVAILABLE IN TRANSFORMATIVE PROJECT In 2018 Teatro Nuovo launched a new venture to revivify opera’s most beloved repertory: that of Italy in the Romantic era. Besides immersion in the vocal style, ornamentation, and technical challenges of Bel Canto opera, Teatro Nuovo offers Italian language courses and collaboration with a period instrument orchestra. Teatro Nuovo seeks qualified Bel Canto singers to join the transformation. The 2019 program runs June 3-July 21 and culminates in performances of Rossini's La gazza ladra and Bellini's La sonnambula. Principal and secondary roles, mainstage and cover, are available. The opportunity is open to qualified singers at any level. Please visit for more information.

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition 2018: Apply by October 1!

The application for Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 8th Annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition is closing in 5 Days! Don’t miss the chance to compete for cash prizes. Winners are also offered an optional and negotiable contract to sing an appropriate solo role and other performance opportunities during Pittsburgh Festival Opera's summer season. We welcome all voice types to apply. Those possessing dramatic voices suitable for Wagner are especially encouraged. Deadline: October 1st, 2018 Newly Announced 2019 Season to include: The Valkyrie I R. Wagner, Die Liebe der Danae I R. Strauss, Gianni Schicchi I G. Puccini, A Windstorm in Bubbleland and Spoon Mountain I Mr. Fred Rogers, *Sunset Boulevard I A.L. Webber. *Subject to Change

Palm Beach Opera's Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs: Deadline 9/25!

Launch your career in paradise with PALM BEACH OPERA. The application deadline for our 2020 Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. These 6-month professional residencies offer transformative performing opportunities and intensive training with an outstanding resident staff and guest faculty. All artists work with distinguished guest coaches Craig Rutenberg, Anthony Manoli, Danielle Orlando, and Rachelle Jonck; voice teachers Stephen King and Elizabeth Futral; and resident coaches Greg Ritchey, Tim Cheung, and Ben Malensek. Benenson Young Artists sing supporting roles and cover lead roles alongside our international casts, while Apprentice Artists perform throughout our beautiful community in concerts.

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2019-2021

DO YOU WANT VOICE TRAINING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST TEMPLES OF OPERA?The La Scala Academy of Lyric Opera is the choice for you! The program (tuition free!) hones your interpretation of opera and chamber repertoire through coaching in vocal scores, vocal technique, and stage presence, body language techniques and physical expression under the guidance of artists of the caliber of Luciana D’intino, Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra, Eva Mei, Gregory Kunde, to name a few. Concerts with orchestra or piano, festivals of chamber music at La Scala and tours in Italy and abroad are planned. Lessons in Italian for foreigners will also be provided and participants are given a monthly stipend! Application deadline: November 6, 2018

Opera Saratoga 2019: Deadline extended to 9/20 due to storms

Due to the severe storms on the east coast, Opera Saratoga has extended its Young Artist Program application deadline until Thursday, September 20th. Any artist who is displaced due to the storms may contact Laurie Rogers at after they are able to safely return home. Opera Saratoga's 2019 season includes 3 operas: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti/Vernoy de St.Georges & Bayard); HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (Humperdinck/Wette) and the World Premiere of ELLEN WEST (Ricky Ian Gordon/Frank Bidart). Principal, supporting and cover role assignments are available for singers, along with opportunities for pianists/coaches, conductors and directors. Artists receive professional development opportunities throughout the summer, and will be featured in concerts and masterclasses. Auditions in NYC, Houston and Cincinnati.

NYIOP International Young Artist Studio auditions: October 2018

In today's opera world, being accepted as a member of an opera studio opens every door to a future career - NYIOP is about to show you those doors! From 5-7 October at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma we are bringing together a group of international Young Artist Programs to audition in ONCE PLACE! Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Salzburg Festival Young Singers Program, Festival Martina Franca, La Fabbrica di Roma, the National Opera Studio and the Studio of the World Famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow!! There has never been an opportunity like this in the opera world! Don't miss this chance to be discovered and begin your opera career training in one of the world's best young artist studios! Register NOW! Spaces are filling fast!

New York Deadline 9/10: Chautauqua Opera Company 2019

Deadline Approaching! Apply by September 10 for auditions in New York City. Chautauqua Opera Company is now accepting applications for its 2019 Young Artist Program. 2019 mainstage repertoire will include Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, directed by Kathleen Smith Belcher, ¡Figaro! (90210) , Vid Guerrerio's adaptation of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, directed by Eric Einhorn, and The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano and William Hoffman, directed by Peter Kazaras. Chautauqua Opera Young Artists sing and/or cover leading and supporting roles in mainstage productions alongside leading professionals in the field, and are featured in over 30 unique events each season.

The Opera Naples Academy 2018-19: Apply now!

Study with renowned teachers Manny Perez, Bruce Ford, and Veronica Villarroel, participate in masterclasses with Ramón Tebar and Sherrill Milnes, receive coachings, and attend seminars in this intensive 10 day program. Applications are now being accepted through YAP Tracker for both Academy sessions: October 29-November 7, 2018 and March 31-April 9, 2019. Program fee is $850. Scholarships are available. "It was simply the best operatic program I have ever attended. Each day I received individual attention from extremely effective faculty. This is the best value and the best results for 10 days that I have ever experienced.” - 2018 Opera Naples Opera Academy singer.

Deadline extended: 2019 Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists Auditions

DEADLINE EXTENDED & NO APPLICATION FEE: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists Auditions DEADLINE EXTENDED through September 4. Sarasota Opera in Florida is accepting applications for its 2019 Apprentice Artists Program (January 4, 2019 through March 25, 2019) for September auditions in Sarasota and New York. The company performs “Turandot,” “The Magic Flute, “and “Nabucco,” and a double bill of “Rita” (Donizetti) and “Susanna’s Secret” (Wolf-Ferrari). Apprentices sing chorus and take part in concerts, classes, and coachings. Some cover roles available. These are paid positions with shared housing in new facility. Airfare (within continental US) provided. See the opportunities page on YAP Tracker for details.

The Loyola Dramatic Voice Symposium: Apply by September 1!

The Loyola Dramatic Voice Symposium brings world-renowned opera artists to present master classes for young dramatic singers in the culturally rich setting of New Orleans. Full registration includes three days of professional development culminating in a Gala Concert of the guest artists. 2018 Guest Artists include: Greer Grimsley, Luretta Bybee, Peter Volpe, Amy Johnson and more. Application deadline: September 1, 2018

NO FEE: Apply now for OTSL's 2019 Gerdine Young Artist Program!

Submit your OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS Gerdine Young Artist audition application by Friday, August 17th! NO FEE TO APPLY! The GYA program seeks to offer emerging young singers invaluable professional experience. In addition to choral responsibilities in the season, GYAs also sing supporting roles and/or cover leading and featured roles in mainstage productions. Season Information: Opera Theatre's 2019 season includes The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, The Coronation of Poppea, and Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Program Dates: April 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019.

Work with a true master: RAINA KABAIVANSKA, September 2018

New Bulgarian University presents XVIII International Master Class of RAINA KABAIVANSKA. (11-29 September, 2018), at Sofia Opera and Ballet House. Application deadlines: 7 September. Audition: September 11. Master class: 12-28 September. Gala: September 29 – 7 p.m., Sofia Opera and Ballet House For registration: Application requirements:

Deadline Extended: Heartland Sings, Inc. 2018

Heartland Sings, a nonprofit vocal music production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is seeking a full-time tenor Principal Vocal Artist. This position requires a self-directed individual with a dynamic artistic skill set and wide range of performance experiences. Extensive background and expertise in the areas of vocal performance and voice pedagogy is preferred. Deadline extended to July 3, 2018. Application website:

Train with Cheryl Studer, Gerd Uecker, Jonathan Alder in Berlin: Advanced Intensive Opera Audition Training Courses 2018

Opera Audition Training-Berlin, 2018-DE Studer 27.08-02.09/ Uecker 03.09-09.09.2018 Your Goal - a Contract in Germany? being paid for singing Opera! “An inspiring, empowering & invaluable course” “an amazing rare experience” “ a major learning curve and an intense experience" Team of Experts, Soprano, Cheryl Studer, Intendant Gerd Uecker, Pianist Jonathan Alder etc Preparing emerging singers for the German Market, Agents, Competitions -Auditions, Our Successes speak for themselves! Contracts: Staatsoper,Deutsche Oper,Bastille,Halle,Chemnitz,Finland. Festivals: Buxton,Longborough,Innsbruck. Prizes: Bayreuth, Karlsruhe Wagner Agents have engaged singers directly Register More info at

Deadline extended: Balance Arts Opera Berlin 2018

Balance Arts Opera Berlin 2018 Presents: AUDITION SUCCESS June 26 - July 5th. Through one-on-one lessons in voice, Alexander Technique, acting, and musical coaching transform your 3 arias for the fall 2018 audition season! There will also be master classes, mock auditions, German lessons and guidance on how to audition in Europe. Faculty: Thomas Michael Allen, Abbie Furmanski, Gary Jankowsky, Ann Rodiger, Boon Koh, John Norris, Tomoko Okada, Chris Crans, Aenne Troester, Zenaida des Aubris. Visit to apply. Application fee 25 Euros, workshop fee 1600 Euros. Application deadline: June 1, 2018. Visit for more info.

The Hart Institute for Women Opera Administrators: Apply now!

The Hart Institute for Women Opera Administrators is now receiving applications! This year's curriculum will include sessions on the role of the Board, leadership development, personal branding, media and PR training, effective artist management, and navigating recruiting processes for senior level positions. To continue to develop their musical skills, which is essential for any opera executive, the administrators will observe rehearsals with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and conducting master classes. Special sessions on Marketing, Development, and Finance will also be offered to these administrators. The residency in Dallas will take place November 5-10, 2018. Selected applicants will receive a stipend, travel, and housing.

Deadline extended to May 15: Premiere Opera International Summer Program 2018

From the team that brought the Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition comes the highly anticipated inaugural year of the Premiere Opera International Summer Program. Don't miss your opportunity for amazing performance opportunities, to work with world-class vocal faculty and career consultants, combined with internationally accredited Italian language and culture classes, all within the backdrop of a stunning medieval Italian town. Take your voice and career to the next level! We would be honored to have you apply. Act Now, as our deadline has been extended through May 15th! We look forward to seeing you July 14 – August 4, 2018 in Urbania, Italy! For more information and to see our superb faculty:

$16K in prizes: 2018 Kosciuszko Foundation Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition

2018 Kosciuszko Foundation Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition: Joshua Winograde – Associate Artistic Administrator; Director, National Council Auditions, The Metropolitan Opera. Diane Zola – Director of Artistic Administration, Houston Grand Opera. Gregory Henkel - Managing Director: Artistic, San Francisco Opera. Francesco Bottigliero - conductor. Honorary Juror: Joseph Calleja, tenor (to be present during the Finals). Honorary Patrons: Aleksandra Kurzak, soprano & Roberto Alagna, tenor. Artistic Director: Edyta Kulczak, mezzo-soprano Principal Resident Artist at the Metropolitan Opera. The Competition is open to singers of all voice types and all nationalities who are 20-32 years of age. The Competition will take place on November 3-4, 2018 at Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. PRIZES: $8,000 / $5,000 / $3,000

Affordable (or even fee free) residency in beautiful Cortona: Corso d'opera 2018

Corso d'Opera offers a unique opportunity for young singers to grow and increase skills on all points of view. The residency will be held in one of most astonishing places of Tuscany, Cortona, and will be led by great and renowned artists such as Mirella Parutto - Hugo De Ana - Alessandro Corbelli and excellent professionals of several sectors, such as bioenergetics, body training and self-managing. Grants for 1.600 euro are available by written request for each student. For Italian residents, any passport citizen, the Masterclass will be totally fee free. Deadline: May 12th 2018. Any request for entering the program made after the deadline will be accepted only if places are available. Accommodation will be provided by organization at the own costs of the students. Apartments completely equipped shared with other students in between 18 and 22 euros per day.

Stretch body, mind, and soul: The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute 2018

MINNEAPOLIS MN: June 24 to July 14: Deadline approaching May 4! 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, applicable to all styles of performance, from traditional opera to Broadway musicals to new and experimental music-theater. Participants work a stimulating and challenging environment of observation, support, and instruction, focusing on individual growth instead of competition. “I’ve been stretched body, mind, and soul • I'm ready to embrace new challenges full of imagination, creativity, sensitivity and an acceptance of myself I’ve never had before • It truly changed my entire way of thinking!” For more information visit

Deadline May 31! The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards 2018

DEADLINE APPROACHING: The 2018-19 deadline for applications for The American Prize Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards is May 31, 2018. There is no need to email in advance of your intention to apply. No live competition. The American Prize judges commercial and non-commercial recordings only. Apply online or send discs. Separate divisions for men and women. Separate categories for professional, college/university, and nonprofessional singers in opera/operetta. and art song/oratorio. Among our artist-judges: Sharon Sweet, Susanne Mentzer, Jay White (Chanticleer), Anne Harley. Since 2010, thousands of artists have derived benefit from their participation in The American Prize national nonprofit competitions in the arts.

“Special 10 days intensive Program”: International Lyric Academy 2018

For The International Lyric Academy 2018, 24 years celebrating, we are giving the opportunity to take advantage of a Special offer. “Special 10 days intensive Program” We offer last-minute Academy deals, so you can create the ideal trip to sing in Italy without planning months in advance. Be part of the Concert Opera Program in Italy, Vicenza July 10th - July 20th a “10 days intensive Program” with Voice Lessons, Coachings, Master Classes, Solo Concerts and auditions for managers!


MOSCOW SUMMER OPERA FESTIVAL "NEW OPERA WORLD 2018", Carmen / The Tsar’s bride HURRY UP, only the last cast remains! TENORS, BARITONES, BASSES, don’t miss your unique opportunity to perform on Chamber Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in a full-stage Production in the very core of Moscow city!!! Leading and supporting roles still available: Don José (Tenor), Remendado (Tenor), Ivan Sergeyevich Lïkov (Tenor), Yelisey Bomeliy (Tenor), Escamillo (Baritone), Dancaïre (Baritone), Moralès (Baritone), Grigory Gryaznoy (Baritone), Zuniga (Bass), Vasily Stepanovich Sobakin (Bass), Malyuta Skuratov (Bass). We still have positions for the instrumentalists and accompanists! Proceed to our site page

Casting ONLY Tamino, Papageno, 2. Dame and Falke: Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2018

Casting ONLY Tamino, Papageno, 2. Dame and Falke. Deadline: April 20, 2018 DIE FLEDERMAUS - Jun 24–Jul 23, 2018 DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Aug 3-29, 2018. Now in our 11th year, LOSW is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, focusing on the German theater system. Intensive training in singing, diction, movement, rehearsal process, stagecraft and role study, masterclasses, individual lessons and daily German language instruction. You'll sing a role in a fully-staged opera, receive sessions in audition techniques & career management & have opportunities to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available: Apply:; App. Form:

London Bel Canto Festival 2018: Deadline April 15!

Don't miss the opportunity to work with Bruce Ford, Aprile Millo, Maestro Davis Parry, Ken Querns-Langley and many others at the London Bel Canto Festival. This could be your chance to debut in concert with Aprile Millo at Cadogan Hall in London. Daily Schedule Includes: Daily private singing lesson or vocal coaching with major faculty; Private coaching with specialists in Italian, French and German diction; Master Classes: Bruce Ford, Aprile Millo, Maestro David Parry & Ken Querns-Langley; Young Artist Concert at Cadogan Hall; Several public performances; Solo and ensemble rehearsals. Deadline April 15!
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