Deadlines approaching: Seagle Music Colony 2019

Seagle Music Colony is the oldest and one of the most distinguished summer vocal training programs in the United States. The 104th season in 2019 will include productions of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, EVITA, OKLAHOMA as well as the children's opera MONKEY & FRANCINE IN THE CITY OF TIGERS and a concert performance of LE TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN. Each of the 32 singers chose for our summer program is guaranteed at least one featured role. The program also includes voice lesson, coachings, myriad career-prep classes, and auditions for major programs and artist managers. Both live and recorded auditions are accepted. See application for details.

Distinguished faculty, beautiful old-world atmosphere: Opera Lucca 2019

Opera Lucca is a summer festival for singers and pianists in the hometown of Giacomo Puccini. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2019, June 9th through July 6th. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song, with an emphasis on the language. Our distinguished faculty are either native Italian speakers or experts in operatic Italian: Peter Volpe, Cynthia Lawrence, Antonella Gozzoli, Elvia Puccinelli, Marcello Cormio, and Raphael Fusco. In addition to lessons and performance opportunities, students take daily Italian conversation classes. Host family accommodations are also available. Visit our website and email us at Applications are due January 27th, 2019.

Application deadline January 15: OCAVA-in-Rome 2019!

Application deadline - January 15, 2019. Following the great success from the previous six years, OCAVA announces the 7th OCAVA-in-Rome 2019 Summer Program for singers in Rome, Italy (June 16 to July 7). The young vocal artists from the United States and abroad will come to Rome to work with an internationally renowned faculty on this intensive 3-week program that combines daily voice lessons and Italian language classes, weekly master classes, lectures/workshops, group discussions, and three public concerts. This 3-week program is open to high school and college students/graduates, and accomplished amateurs who want to develop performance skills, improve vocal technique, and actively participate in music making and performances in a highly professional atmosphere.

Attention complete performers: Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition 2019

Classical singer: Are you a complete performer who can act as well as sing? The Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition is for you! Download an application from Singers will perform Saturday, March 2, before a panel of professional singers during the day. They must sing two selections, one displaying technique and one displaying acting ability. Seven finalists will be chosen to perform in the evening, from which three winners will be awarded prizes of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000. All finalists will receive $300; there are additional awards for Young Artist and Audience Favorite. Lunch is provided, and every contestant will receive a critique of their performance. Entries must be in by Feb. 1, 2019.

Chicago Summer Opera 2019: Recording deadline 12/17!

Truly grow as an artist during our intensive 4 week sessions. Chicago Summer Opera offers performance opportunities staged with orchestra and piano, one on one lessons and coachings and a variety of group workshops. KEY FEATURES: Perform a Role with Orchestra, Scenes Program & One Act Series, Voice Lessons, Coachings, Master Classes, Dramatic Preparation Workshops, Movement Workshops, Career Workshops. 2019 SEASON: Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart; Giulio Cesare, Handel; La rondine, Puccini; Le comte Ory, Rossini. Recording deadline on December 17th. More information on our website:

Deadline Extended to 1/7: Finger Lakes Opera 2019

Finger Lakes Opera is now accepting applications for our Young Artist Program for the summer of 2019. FLO Young Artist program is intended for singers who demonstrate outstanding potential and who are seeking professional level training and performance experience. Performance opportunities include opera scenes program, children’s opera, and “Opera HITS!” with the FLO Orchestra featuring arias, duets and Broadway favorites. In addition, FLO Young Artists will be cast as comprimario and cover roles in our main stage performance of La Bohème. We will be holding live auditions in NYC and in Rochester, NY. There is also an option to audition by recording. Scholarships available. The deadline for accepting applications has been extended to January 7.

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, "Fabbrica" Young Artist Program: Deadline January 15!

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma opens applications for the third edition of "Fabbrica" Young Artist Program: an innovative training program for key professionals involved in the making of opera productions (singers, répétiteurs, directors, set designers, costume designers and lighting designers). The next course will start in January 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is January 15th, 2019 for Singers and Répétiteurs and May 31st, 2019 for the Creative Team. In addition to offering the best educational and performance opportunities, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma offers a scholarship of € 1,000 per month for each participant.

Full Scholarship training for singers and collaborative pianists : Toronto Summer Music Academy 2019

Singers and collaborative pianists 18-35 years old - Toronto Summer Music Academy is THE place for you this coming summer! The 2019 Academy will welcome the powerful tenor, Anthony Dean Griffey alongside notable pianist, Warren Jones, as mentors of the Art of Song Program under the leadership of pianist Steven Philcox, co-founder of the Canadian Art Song Project. Studying with world class mentors, performing in prominent concert venues such as Walter Hall, connecting with other emerging young professionals, with all tuition covered by a full scholarship - this could be YOUR 2019 summer experience! Check out our website and APPLY TODAY! Deadline extended to December 19!

Opera Memphis 2019-20 Season auditions: Deadline Dec 14!

Opera Memphis is auditioning mezzo-sopranos, tenors, baritones, bass-baritones, & basses for 2019-2020 season. The Opera Memphis Company Artist Program provides career building experience to emerging singers through robust performance opportunities and personalized goals. The ideal candidates for the program have completed their graduate studies and are ready for meaningful performance opportunities in a wide variety of styles. In addition, they are comfortable speaking with and in front of audiences of diverse background to talk about opera and its civic value. Company Artists are in residence in Memphis from late-August through late-April. For information about the program and audition requirements, visit Deadline extended to December 14!

Deadline February 15: Washington International Competition for Voice 2019

In its 66th year, the Washington International Competition for Voice supports outstanding young singers between 18 and 32 by providing financial awards and performance opportunities to the winners. Located in Washington DC, the finals will take place on stage at the renowned Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theater on Sunday, May 26, 2019. For the first time ever this event will be accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra. Application materials are available at: Semifinalists are invited to attend live auditions in Washington DC where they will perform before our esteemed judging panel, Vinson Cole, Carol Vaness and Peter Kazaras. Website: Competition Closing Date: February 15, 2019

Berlin Opera Academy 2019 Early Application Deadline Today (December 1)!

EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY DEC 1 BOA is the premier European opera training program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists in the most operatically important city in the world. Perform a role in the BOA 2019 Summer Festival: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE • DON GIOVANNI • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO • THE CRUCIBLE. Audition for agents for individualized feedback; Faculty active in the international opera scene from the MET to major German houses; Learn how to get hired: Mentorship & Career Workshops; Daily Masterclasses & Weekly Coachings; German Language Class & Immersion. Apply online

Deadline January 13, 2019: Dutch National Opera Academy!

The Dutch National Opera Academy is a two-year master programme for highly talented young opera singers focusing on the integration of singing and acting. DNOA graduates receive a Master of Opera diploma and are trained to be creative, flexible and reliable artists who are fully prepared for the many challenges of the professional field.

World-wide artist representation with integrity and dedication: Piper Anselmi Artists Management 2019 Auditions

Piper Anselmi Artists Management - Emerging Artists Division: Piper Anselmi Artists Management is one of the premiere artist management firms in the world today. We are specifically looking for a select group of talented young singers, who have recently completed their musical training. Selected singers will occupy a special division on the Piper Anselmi roster, specifically designed to further develop and present young talent at a professional level. Singers selected for the Emerging Artists Division will take part in audition and management masterclasses, be provided with expert advice in regards to repertoire, and will be presented for auditions with professional companies.

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2019 Winter Session: Deadline November 30

DIE FLEDERMAUS: January 13 – February 11, 2019. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Lyric Opera Studio Weimar is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system. Participants will sing a full role in Die Fledermaus with professional chamber orchestra. Now in our twelfth year, we offer intensive training in singing, movement, rehearsal process and role study, master classes, individual lessons, stagecraft instruction, and daily German language training. Also included are sessions on audition techniques, career management and opportunities to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available!

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition 2019: Deadline extended!

Deadline Extended! Submit your application today for the 31st Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition! Your chance to compete for a grand prize of $10,000 and performing with acclaimed Music Director Emmanuel Villaume in front of a panel of judges that has included: Andreas Melinat - Director of Artistic Planning, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Pal Moe - Casting Director, Baayerische Staatsoper and Casting Consultant, Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra de Lille; Joshua Winograde - Senior Director Artistic Planning, Los Angeles Opera; Diane Zola - Director of Artistic Administration, Houston Grand Opera. The competition will once again be chaired by Brian Zeger - Artistic Director. of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.

Deadline November 23: GEORG SOLTI ACCADEMIA Bel Canto and Repetiteur Courses 2019

DEADLINE: Friday 23 November, 2018! Georg Solti Accademia: Courses for Singers and Repetiteurs. A fully-funded three week immersion in Italian opera singing, with a focus on language, style and technique in the 19th and early 20th century Italian repertoire. GUEST ARTISTS for the GSA Bel Canto Course include: Richard Bonynge, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Frontali. FACULTY includes: Jonathan Papp - Artistic Director, Jonathan Lakeland – Assistant to the Artistic Director and Repetiteur, Paolo Speca – Principal Vocal Coach and ensembles, Isabella Radcliffe – Language Coach, Stefano Baldasseroni – Italian Diction and Language Coach, Federico Grazzini – Stage Direction. For more information on the Solti Peretti REPETITEUR COURSE visit: or

Deadlines approaching: Opera NEO 2019

Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival and Workshop 2019: Deadline approaching: New York/Boston/Washington DC/Greensboro/Tallahassee! Tired of trying to fit the mold? Spend a summer discovering what makes you a unique artist! Join us in beautiful San Diego to find inspiration, grow, learn, network, and make great music. Opera NEO is created for the next generation of opera singers to prepare and inspire them to perform at the highest level. We provide individual attention and a welcoming community for safe exploration. All participants sing a role in one of our three fully-staged, single-cast opera productions with professional orchestra. Additional performance opportunities are offered in a Cabaret (scenes program), concerts, and other community events. Be a part of this intensive opera workshop for the 21st century artist! Deadlines & audition info:

Deadlines approaching: Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season

Auditions for Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 2019 Summer Festival Season are coming up quickly! Come join us next summer as we perform Wagner's The Valkyrie, two operas by Mr. Fred Rogers, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Richard Strauss's The Love of Danae! "What attracted me to Pittsburgh Festival Opera was their emphasis on storytelling and audience inclusivity. The modern English translations break the barrier between performer and audience member, allowing for much more visceral theatrical experiences. Not only is Pittsburgh Festival Opera a forward-thinking, intimate opera company, it is a safe and nurturing environment filled with kind and supportive colleagues who genuinely want the best for each other." -Nicolette Mavroleon, 2018

Live auditions approaching! Apply now for Opera North 2019

OPERA NORTH 2019 RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM: APPLY NOW! Opera North's Resident Artists are an integral and celebrated part of our company and are featured prominently throughout Opera North's summer season which includes Verdi's Macbeth, Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, a special opera/circus production celebrating the music of Aaron Copland, and concerts at historic sites around the New Hampshire and Vermont. Stipends and housing provided. Auditions are offered in cities around the country, with upcoming auditions in Dallas, Chicago, Champaign, Bloomington, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, and Atlanta.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY for NEW YORK auditions: Opera Colorado 2019-20

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY for NEW YORK auditions: Do you feel like you spend more time preparing to perform than actually performing? At Opera Colorado, we believe the key to mastering your craft is through performance, not constant rehearsal. Each member of the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence Program has the incredible opportunity to sing all over the state of Colorado in touring productions, sing supporting roles and cover leading roles with one of the premier opera companies in the U.S., as well as receive individual coaching with world-class directors, conductors and singers to further their growth. Housing in beautiful Denver, CO is provided and competitive pay gives each Artist in Residence the opportunity to enjoy Colorado to the fullest. New York application deadline – November 9th. Denver application deadline – December 9th.

Deadline 11/10: Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition 2018!

Deadline Fast Approaching! Applying early is strongly recommended. Don't miss your chance to be heard by the absolute biggest names in the industry, in what is one of the most esteemed judging and advisory panels ever assembled! The Premiere Opera Foundation's International Vocal Competition & Masterclasses, in it's second year, is a world class opportunity that will distribute over $25K in prizes and awards, offer unparalleled Masterclasses, as well as a private audition at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, and more! All the info can be found here: Deadline is November 10th!

Deadlines approaching: The Ohio Light Opera 2019

For forty seasons, The Ohio Light Opera has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta and musical theater. This includes the complete Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, as well as the recognized treasures from the Viennese, French, Hungarian, German, and American repertoire. The 40 performing artists who make up the vocal ensemble are chosen for their abilities to perform and work at the highest level in all disciplines demanded by the company’s specialized repertoire. Application deadlines for singers for the 2019 Festival Season are approaching quickly. Deadlines vary by audition location with deadlines for major cities like New York and Chicago coming quickly.

Announcing the 2019 Orpheus Vocal Competition: Deadline 12/1!

Announcing the 2019 Orpheus Vocal Competition. Orpheus provides financial support and encouragement to singers up to age 30 from around the United States who are pursuing careers as Vocal artists. Orpheus is the only competition of its kind in the south central United States. December 1, 2018 is the Application Deadline. There are 3 categories in Orpheus: • Young Artist: for ages 25-30 • Student: for ages 19-24 • High School – students grades 10-12 This year the Society will be awarding grand prizes of $3,000 for the Student winner and $5,000 for the Young Artist winner. Additional prizes will be awarded by individuals and corporations ranging from $300 to $2,500. Apply now at

Study and Perform in Paradise: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2019

The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival is accepting applications for its upcoming season in paradise. The 2019 season features Bizet/Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sondheim’s Company. Professional fellowships, scholarships, and work-study positions are available for qualifying applicants. Students will perform a role in one of the MainStage productions, receive lessons, coachings, and classes in acting, movement, and audition preparation. For more information, please visit

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.
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