Auditions in February: Greve Opera Academy 2018!

Now in our 4th season, the Greve Opera Academy is a collaboration between CT Lyric Opera, the CT Virtuosi and the town of Greve in Chianti (Florence). The Academy provides young singers the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and perform leading roles in fully staged operas with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with practical professional experience. The 2018 Academy will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts throughout Tuscany including Florence, San Gimignano, Greve and elsewhere. In the first 3 seasons, attendees have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, among others, and many have gone on to perform with CLO in the US in main-stage productions.

LAST CALL! Apply by February 18 for live/video auditions. Casting will start immediately! Angels Vocal Art Summer Opera Intensive 2018

West Coast SUMMER OPERA INTENSIVE: Apply Today! LAST CALL! Apply by February 18 for live/video auditions. Casting will start immediately! EMERGING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM: July 2-21, 2018 • California State University, Los Angeles. An intensive opera workshop for exceptional emerging professional singers (all voice types). Features leading roles in Bernstein’s Candide, a fully staged production with professional orchestra at the state-of-the-art theatre “A Noise Within” and much more...STUDIO ARTISTS PROGRAM: June 24 – July 28, 2018 • California State University, Los Angeles. An intensive opera workshop for collegiate level singers (advanced high school singers may also be considered). Features leading roles in Opera Potpourri and supporting/ensemble roles in Bernstein’s Candide. Provides an opportunity to create a complete professional audition package and much more...

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2018

ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE! Don't miss out! The 5th annual JTVA Vocal Competition welcomes exceptional singing in genres from opera, oratorio and art songs, to jazz, musical theater and cabaret standards. There are no specific age, education or residency requirements. Two levels of competition based on vocal experience are offered and ALL finalists receive a cash award. Awards total over $24,000, as well as soloist performance opportunities with the Oakland Symphony, the Masterworks Chorale in San Mateo CA, and a 2019 music festival in Provence, France. Applications will be accepted only until February 18, 2018.

Application deadline approaching February 19th! Opera Lucca 2018

Study Italian opera and language in Lucca, Puccini's beautiful hometown in Tuscany. Opera Lucca offers immersion in operatic and conversational Italian. Singers and pianists will prepare arias and scenes for performances, coached by world-class faculty who are either native Italians or experts in the language. Mornings are dedicated to language classes at the Lucca Italian School. Lucca is close to Florence, Pisa, Rome, beaches, and the weekends are free to travel around Italy. The festival runs from June 11th to July 6th. Please visit our website at

Excellent training for young singers: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2018

The Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) nurtures and mentors the development of talented, young singers from 15-18 years old. The curriculum focuses on training singers to have a healthy technique, improved musicianship, and outstanding performance skills. Singers study with the Miami University voice faculty as well as the 2018 guest faculty, including Nathan and Julie Gunn, Sylvia McNair, and Brian Zeger. In a special partnership with Cincinnati Opera, singers see a performance of La Traviata and attend a master class with a Cincinnati Opera Principal Artist. With courses in lyric diction, acting, Alexander Technique, historical performances, and vocal health, the course culminates with two public performances on campus in Oxford, OH.

Study in Italy's famed Musical City: Canta in Italia 2018

Canta in Italia "Sing in Italy" Experience Tuscany Now entering its 14th summer of study abroad, Canta in Italia offer singers the unforgettable experience of living and studying in the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. Located 45 minutes west of Florence, the city where opera was born, Lucca offers a small town experience with easy access to Italy's major cultural center. Puccini, Boccherini and Catalani were all born in Lucca, known throughout Italy as "the musical city". From June 4 through June 30, students are immersed in Italian language and culture, and stimulated by an intensive course of vocal study and performance. The program includes 2 hours of daily language instruction by native speakers, voice lesson and/or coaching sessions, weekly master classes with Alan Held and Claudia Catania. Apply now.

Calling all male voices and mezzos/contraltos: Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2018!

Opera Canada says that "the Halifax Summer Opera Festival has proven the rumours of opera's demise are false. The Festival's passionate young performers and exuberant audiences of all ages clearly share a love for the art form and a commitment to its future." We're the largest opera festival east of Toronto! For our second round of casting we invite applications from men and mezzos (all soprano roles are cast). We have limited but excellent roles for all male voices (including countertenors) and mezzos/contraltos in our mainstage operas: L'Incoronazione di Poppea, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Giovanni. Join us on the East Coast of Canada in beautiful Nova Scotia this summer for the 14th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival!

Free to apply, submit by March 15: Russian Opera Workshop 2018

“Every summer since 2011, [Ghenady] Meirson has conducted Russian Opera Workshop... familiarizing vocal students from all over with the idiom and offering free performances of two focal works.” (OPERA NEWS). SUMMER 2018 - Free to apply. Submit by March 15, 2018 - SUMMER 2018: “Prince Igor” by Borodin (June 4 - 29); “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky (July 9 - August 2). Artists take daily Russian language classes, and perform in vocal and professional development master classes, Russian Romances concerts, and operas. VOCAL MASTER CLASSES with Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Florence Quivar and Benita Valente. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MASTER CLASSES with Thor Eckert, Academy of Vocal Arts and Sandra Hormozi, Encompass Arts.

Final audition dates: Martina Arroyo Foundation's celebrated Prelude to Performance Program 2018!

APPLY NOW for Martina Arroyo Foundation's celebrated Prelude to Performance Program! Final live auditions February 16-18, 2018. Prelude, June 4-July 15, will present Falstaff and Don Pasquale, fully staged with orchestra in original language at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, NYC. Still tuition free with limited stipends. Don't miss this opportunity to work with Martina Arroyo and her excellent staff in New York!

Deadline February 1: The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition 2018

Application deadline February 1, 2018. Fee $30. Late application deadline February 15, 2018. Fee $50. The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition: Semifinals April 7, 2018, NYC; Finals Concert 4/14/18 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world and is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing. $22,000 in cash prizes. Age Limit 40 years – must be born after Jan. 1, 1978. Open to singers who are early in their oratorio career.

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2018: Final deadlines approaching!

Manhattan Opera Studio, the Summer Program that brings you to Carnegie Hall announces auditions for the 2018 Summer Festival. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary with new productions to be staged and performed with the MOS Orchestra. From June 4th till August 1st, selected singers will participate in a full opera production, aria concerts, coachings and masterclasses with some of the most prestigious opera professionals in New York City. Please visit for more information!

Perform in fully-staged operas with full orchestra: Narnia Festival Vocal Arts Program 2018

Perform in fully-staged operas with full orchestra, and work with internationally-renowned faculty in the beautiful city of Narni, Italy! We offer young artists the experience of a lifetime as they prepare and perform leading roles, supporting roles, and concert repertoire at numerous gorgeous concert halls, cathedrals, and the historic Teatro Communale di Manini of Narni, one of the national gems of the region of Umbria, Italy. Our visiting artists and faculty have worked at the world's most prestigious opera houses and concert halls and work one-on-one with young artists to "Train through Performance". The Narnia Festival Vocal Arts Program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Deadline February 9th 2018!

Classic Lyric Arts 2018: Apply by January 25!

Classic Lyric Arts in France and Italy. Apply by January 25 for your chance to experience the essence of French and Italian opera and song directly. CLA France (June 5-28) and CLA Italy (July 22-Aug.16) offer young artists an immersion into the techniques and traditions of French and Italian vocal repertoire through programs revealing the interconnection of music, language, culture and history. Visit our website to view videos and photos of our programs, to read testimonials from our students, and to find out why CLA is an essential and inspiring part of a singer's journey: Auditions at the National Opera Center in New York. More about the program:

Oberlin in Italy 2018: rolling admissions, roles still available!

Young artists from top conservatories and schools of music in the United States and abroad are chosen to come together in the heart of Tuscany for an intensive four-week program that combines language and musical study with Italian cultural immersion. Program participants work closely with a faculty of internationally distinguished artists, teachers, coaches, conductors, and stage directors, and may earn up to six Oberlin College credits with successful course completion. Please note: casting has begun for this program. Contact the administrator if you would like specifics on filled roles. Applications to be considered on a rolling basis through the final deadline.

Prizes up to $8K: PARTNERS for the Arts 6th Annual Opera Awards Competition 2018

PARTNERS for the Arts 6th Vocal Awards Competition: APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 23, 2018. This competition is open to singers ages 25 to 35 and it will take place on April 14 and 15 in Alexandria, VA, just minutes away from mid-town Washington, D.C. Prizes ranging from $8,000 to $1,000.

Two weeks left to apply: 20th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition!

Two weeks left to apply to the 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition! 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition! Over the last twenty years, the LLC has grown from a small contest exclusively for students of the Eastman School of Music to one of the widest-reaching international vocal competitions. Singer/actors ages 19-32 from all over the world will compete for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000. Additional awards range from $500 to $5,000, including the Kurt Weill Award of $5,000 for an outstanding performance of two contrasting selections by Kurt Weill. Complete guidelines, eligibility, repertoire, and application information are available at The deadline to apply is 22 January 2018.

Flexible program with generous scholarships: Apply now for Bay View Music Festival 2018!

Audition for The Marriage of Figaro; Spirituals Intensive; Opera Scenes, Aria & Recording Seminar in Northern Michigan! Bay View Music Festival presents "Le nozze di Figaro" in Italian w/ orchestra this summer. Delightful Chautauqua setting on Lake Michigan north of Traverse City offers cool temps, historic campus, amazing faculty-to-student ratio, supportive environment, and weekly performing opportunities. Alternately or as an add-on, choose from SOARS, a two-week Intensive in June offering an unparalleled experience in art songs, scenes, & recording sessions; and/or Bay View's American Spirituals Intensive with Everett McCorvey, the only program to focus on this distinctly American art form with one of the best practitioners around.

Find your professional edge: OperaWorks’ Summer Programs 2018

OperaWorks’ summer programs will give you the professional edge that you will not find elsewhere. Our world-class faculty and holistic approach develop individual singers into courageous Complete Performers. Re-imagine your repertoire, challenge yourself musically and dramatically, and craft a personalized marketing and career plan. In addition, you will have multiple performance opportunities, one of which includes creating a new role in a world premiere. You will leave understanding exactly what you need to do on your own professional path. You will gain a network of colleagues and mentors for the rest of your life. Application Deadlines: Live Auditions: January 10, 2018, Recorded Auditions: January 31, 2018.

Deadline February 1: Bel Canto Institute 2018

For singers and pianists in residence in Florence, Italy; the opportunity to immerse oneself in the study of Bel Canto, a style of singing and playing rich in vocal and orchestral traditions handed down from generation to generation. Participants study with internationally renowned faculty who perform, teach, and coach at the leading opera houses of the world. June 25– July 21, 2018. Bel Canto Institute features two tracks: The Youth Division Summer Program (ages 15-17) and the Summer Program (ages 18+). Both tracks are eligible for performance awards. Award recipients are granted performance opportunities in the United States with piano or orchestra. Application deadline: Feb. 1st, 2018. Visit to apply!

Deadline extended: Finger Lakes Opera 2018

Called "the highlight of the summer music scene" by City Newspaper, Finger Lakes Opera is pleased to extend the deadline to apply for our SUMMER-2018 Young Artist Program. The new deadline is January 8, 2018 with auditions being held in NYC on January 12 and Rochester, NY on February 3. Finger Lakes Opera Young Artist training program is intended for singers who demonstrate outstanding potential and who are seeking both training and performance experience. Performance opportunities include opera scenes program, children’s opera performance, and may include “An Evening of Opera Pops” with FLO Orchestra, and comprimario and study/cover roles in main stage opera.

Be inspired: Brevard Music Center's Janiec Opera Company 2018

Each summer the opera program at Brevard Music Center enrolls approximately 30 singers who, together, constitute the Janiec Opera Company. Students receive daily coaching, participate in masterclasses, and rehearse their roles under the close instruction of seasoned professionals in the opera world. All productions utilize professional directors, designers, costumers. Our 2018 season includes fully-staged productions of Madama Butterfly, La Cenerentola, and Candide. The season closes with the Bernstein Mass, conducted by Brevard’s artistic director, Keith Lockhart. Practice your craft and develop your skills in a picturesque rehearsal studio – in nature, beside the lake, amongst the white pines, alongside the stream. Be inspired. Be here.

Two great programs in beautiful locations: 2018 Canto Vocal Programs in Toulouse and Zagreb!

Canto Vocal Programs offers intensive programs in Toulouse (April) and Zagreb (July) offering musical and dramatic coaching, voice lessons, small performance classes and a final gala concert. This coming April 16-28 in Toulouse singers have the opportunity to work with artists from the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Les Maîtres Sonneurs. This year, in addition to the regular program we are adding a Role Study track: a cast of selected singers will be working on Così fan tutte. We also encourage singers interested in role study to suggest a role they would like to work on individually. Now accepting applications for Canto-Toulouse.

Incredible new competition: Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2018

Presented and organised by Musica Viva Limited, the Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2018 is the first major event of its kind scheduled to take place in Hong Kong from 28th June to 2nd July in 2018. This competition is open to young professional artists and recent graduates and trainees in the art of western operatic singing of all nationalities. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old (as of 30 June 2018). The international jury for the competition consists of renowned artists who have performed in all the great opera houses of the world and senior arts administrators who are held in high esteem in the profession. For more information,please visit: (Closing Date: 10 February)

Chicago Summer Opera 2018: Deadline approaching!

Deadline approaching! Chicago Summer Opera offers training to developing artists while providing accessible and high quality performances to our community. Singers perform in main stage productions and scene programs. We offer our artists role preparation, voice lessons, coachings, dramatic preparation, audition technique, stage movement, diction and career workshops. Apply today! Deadlines are coming up fast. More information at

Intensive (and affordable) training this summer in the Netherlands: apply now for The 2018 International Belcanto Academy

The International Belcanto Academy teaches young singers the art of opera. The Academy offers: Private singing lessons; Masterclasses by various international experts; Courses in auditioning, stage performance and role Interpretation; Acting lessons; Language coaching; Role study with expert accompanists; Preparing for auditions - Stage experience; Personal support and advice; Staged operas. Attributable to generous financial support we are able to offer our next summer course at less than half the price compared to many other summer programs. Young upcoming professional singers are given a possibility to further their knowledge of opera singing and to learn the art of becoming a singing actor. Apply now:

Individually tailored instruction by internationally acclaimed faculty: Jerusalem International Opera Masterclass 2018

The 4th edition of the Jerusalem International Opera Masterclass is reopening its doors again this year with a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. This year, the event continues to search for important innovation by presenting the JYPAOF – Jerusalem Young Professional Artists Opera Festival. Young Professional Artists perform major and minor roles in mainstage operas with renowned conductors, stage directors, and guest artists. The 2018 festival season includes fully staged opera productions with an orchestra of W.A.Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and G.Verdi's "La Traviata", the concert "Magic Operetta", "La Rossini, all' Opera", Gala concert with orchestra, a concert of Romantic Music. Register for auditions now at

Find your voice and be heard: Bologna International Opera Academy 2018

BIOA: Find your voice and be heard. July 8-22, 2018 Bologna Italy Bologna International Opera Academy is an intensive program that offers a network of performing professionals to our participants as well as the opportunity to be heard by professional opera companies and agents - all while singing in one of the most culturally rich places on Earth - named "A City of Music" by UNESCO in 2006. Apply by January 5, 2018.

Study and Perform in Paradise: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2018

The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival is accepting applications for its upcoming season in paradise. The 2018 season features Handel’s Alcina, Adamo’s Little Women, and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Mark Adamo is the Composer in Residence and will be coaching singers. 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 or email Jamie Balter, Artistic Administrator, at

Deadline 2 days away! Miami Wagner Institute 2018

Miami Wagner Institute live audition application deadline is 2 days away on November 29th! TUITION-FREE PROGRAM! The Miami Wagner Institute is an elite young artist program and the first of its kind specifically for Wagnerian dramatic and lyric-in- transition singers. The Institute provides training as well as professional-level performance opportunities that prepare singers for the unique demands of the Wagnerian and dramatic repertoire. During this intensive program, participants prepare and perform with faculty in a staged and costumed Wagnerian production with orchestra, while undertaking a curriculum of voice instruction, coachings, and masterclasses. Faculty of the Miami Wagner Institute include Christine Goerke, Alan Held, Robert Morrison and Michael Rossi.

Deadline approaching: Dutch National Opera Academy 2018-2020!

AUDITIONS: 10 - 12 February 2018 in Amsterdam. APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017. ‘A HIGH-LEVEL PROGRAM FOR PROMISING YOUNG OPERA SINGERS’ DNOA is a two-year master program, for highly talented young opera singers in possession of
a bachelor of music in voice. The course focuses on the integration of singing and acting. Therefore, great technical mastery of the vocal instrument is essential.
In fully staged opera productions, masterclasses, workshops and regular lessons DNOA students learn to be inventive singing actors who are well prepared for the many challenges of the professional field. DNOA is a joint master program of:
 Conservatorium van Amsterdam & Royal Conservatoire The Hague. More information? Visit WWW.OPERA-ACADEMY.NL

Work with Mirella Freni tuition-free: apply now for Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti's Young Artist Program 2018

Join Teatro Comunale di Modena, Italy for a thrilling vocal course with Mirella Freni ending in an opera production experience with stage and music rehearsal. The course is full time, March through June 2018, and free of charge! Meals are provided. Only 12 position available. Apply by December 31, 2017.

Lyric Opera Studio Weimar: Final Deadline November 30!

Le Nozze di Figaro February 6 – March 7, 2018. Now in our 11th year, 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 Le Nozze di Figaro with chamber orchestra. 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. Final Deadline Nov. 30, 2017!!

Extended Deadline: Sunday, November 26th: Center for Opera Studies in Italy 2018

Extended Deadline: Sunday, November 26th: Center for Opera Studies in Italy: submit your recorded audition today! Build your network, skills and artistry with COSI 2018’s comprehensive training program, concerts, and productions in the COSI Opera Festival: Le nozze di Figaro, Gianni Schicchi, Il mondo della Luna, Il Giudizio di Pigmalione (world premiere). Featuring: The 52nd IVC ‘s-Hertogenbosch: International Voice Competition (preliminary round), for singers of opera, oratorio and for singer-pianist art song duos. PLUS: Courtyard and Cathedral Aria Concert Series, The Creative Opera Lab for Composers, Librettists, and Singers. For Detailed Information: Visit Questions? Contact us at

Auditions in New York, Pittsburgh and Boston: Pittsburgh Festival Opera Young Professional Artists Program 2018

Audition for the Young Professional Artists Program in New York, Pittsburgh, and Boston! Repertoire: La bohème | Puccini; Arabella | R. Strauss; Rhinegold | Wagner and smaller events such as a Kurt & Cole cabaret, Wagner scenes, and a workshop of our new opera project, Fight for the Right. Introducing The Mastersinger Project for Young Dramatic Voices. Internationally-acclaimed dramatic soprano Jane Eaglen be leading a this special program for the next four years, working closely with those singers performing and covering roles in the Ring operas and Strauss works. Singers will get extensive one-on-one time with Ms. Eaglen and will participate in a Wagner scenes program, in addition to performing and covering roles in Rhinegold.

Final deadline November 15: Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition!

FINAL TWO DAYS TO APPLY! TODAY & TOMORROW! Don't miss your chance to be heard by the biggest names in the industry, in what is one of the most esteemed judging and advisory panels ever assembled! The Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition, in it's inaugural year, is a world class opportunity that will distribute nearly $15K in prizes, offer full scholarship to the prestigious Centro Studi Italiani in Italy, plus consideration for numerous performance opportunities. All the info can be found here: Final deadline is November 15th!.
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