The objective of the Young Artists Program is the opera singer’s professional training and the consolidation of their career.
Normally, the Young Artists Program has a duration of two years. For the season 2022-2023, activities are due to begin on 3 November 2022.
The training program is aimed at achieving highly specialized skills and expertise; it is distinguished by a strong integration between frontal lessons and the experience of stage work, in addition to an intensive and structured interaction between the various professional profiles involved. Therefore, classroom training is supported by a significant work experience, through participation in stage-musical workshops, opera productions and concerts of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and partner musical Institutions.
The training program is customized to the needs of each individual participant.
Teaching is entrusted to renowned artists and experienced professionals.
The participants are given the opportunity to attend meetings with conductors, directors and singers of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and to attend all the production phases of the shows on the playbill.
REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE FEE AT THE YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
Enrolment and attendance to the Young Artists Program are free.
All candidates admitted to the Young Artist Program are assigned a scholarship of Euro 8,000.00 (Eight thousand/00) gross per year
The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the partner musical Institutions may offer the participants title or cover roles in operas and/or concerts in the programs of their musical seasons.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
The selection is open to both European citizens and citizens from countries outside the European Union.
The application for admission to the selection must be submitted exclusively online (click on the link https://accademia.maggiofiorentino.com/iscrizione-bando-cantanti-2022/ ).
The application must be accompanied by the following documentation:
The applications for admission must be submitted by 14 July 2022, 11:59 pm, Italian time.
EXAMS AND SELECTION DATES
Eliminatory: video recordings assessment
For the eliminatory round the candidate must present video recordings of two different arias. At least one aria must be presented in Italian.
The two video recordings are to be provided by the candidate at the time of enrolment in the selection and must have the following specifications:
The candidate must make the video recordings available online, through any type of internet platform (personal website, social network, web channels, such as, by way of example, Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). The links to the videos must be inserted in the relevant fields of the application form.
The outcome of the exams will be communicated to all candidates by 31 July 2022. The communication will be transmitted exclusively by electronic mail to the e-mail address provided by the applicant in their application form. No other notification systems will be considered.
Semifinal and final: live auditions
The semifinal and final exams will be held at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 – Firenze (Italy), approximately on the following dates:
The exact date and time of the individual convocation to the semifinal will be communicated to each candidate at the same time as the outcome of the eliminatory round.
Candidates admitted to the live auditions are required to present:
The pieces will be performed in the original language and tonality, comprehensive of recitative and cabaletta, where required.
In the semifinal the candidate will perform from memory an aria of their choice; the Commission reserves the right to require the execution of additional pieces of their choice from those presented.
In the final the candidate must perform from memory one or more pieces chosen by the Commission from those presented.
The examining Committee will be composed of the Artistic Directions of the Academy and the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Florence Opera House.
FEE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SELECTION
The enrolment to the selection is subject to payment of a fee as specified below:
Euro 60,00 (Sixty/00) for enrolment submitted by 30 April 2022
Euro 80,00 (Eighty/00) for enrolment submitted from 1 May to 30 June 2022
Euro 100,00 (One hundred/00) for enrolment submitted from 1 to 14 July 2022
The registration fee can only be paid by online payment: credit card or PayPal.