Applications for Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival 2021 are Now Open.
Experience an unforgettable summer in the Czech Republic. In the summer of 2021, Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival will return to the historic Estates Theatre with fully-staged productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro. Performances will be given with orchestra on the famous Josef Svoboda sets, and will feature professional costumes from the Czech National Opera. Singers will participate in an opera scenes program, featuring scenes from Czech operas by Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček and more. The 2021 auditions will be online only. Still accepting applications for select female roles and all male roles. New Dates: July 5 - August 2. Apply now at praguesummernights.com. Deadline to apply is March 15.
All singers will perform in fully staged operas, with orchestra, of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, at the historic Estates Theatre where Don Giovanni premiered in 1787. The opera scenes performance is a cherished highlight of the town of Tábor’s summer concert season. Principal roles in Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro are double cast.
All singers in the program will have voice lessons and coachings with the Prague Summer Nights faculty and will have opportunities to participate in masterclasses offered by esteemed visiting guest faculty. Singers will participate in staging rehearsals, performance preparation and receive diction coaching.
Prague Summer Nights has offered an international platform for career development opportunities and networking for young musicians since 2015.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
July 5 – August 2, 2021
Tábor: July 5 – July 16
Prague: July 16 – August 2
Tuition and Accommodation
Tuition: $4,795 USD
Accommodation: $1,195 USD
Accommodation is for 28 nights based on double occupancy. This price includes breakfast, ground transportation, a welcome and farewell dinner.
Singers should audition with piano or pre-recorded backing tracks. Please prepare two contrasting arias of your choice. Applicants who would like to be considered for principal roles should prepare an aria from that role. They will also need to provide a resume and headshot.
Optional Opera Coachings for Singers for 2021 Auditions
For the 2021 audition season, we are offering optional coaching sessions with our faculty, as well as recordings of piano parts for auditions for an additional $85. In your application form please select one of the two options below. Coaching sessions will be scheduled as requests are made and we will contact you to confirm scheduling and repertoire.
Prague Summer Nights was an incredible experience for me. I made friendships that will last a lifetime and learned so much about myself as a performer. Sometimes when you are engrossed in the whirlwind of hard, dedicated work it is difficult to see your own progress. Just months after the program I already feel a difference and ease of approach to my performing, as well as a greater awareness of not only what I can improve, but HOW I can improve. Having sung an opera where Mozart first conducted it is no small honor either! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime." Stephanie K., soprano
“I cannot say this enough, this has been one of the most rewarding and fun opera experiences I’ve had! Not only because we were lucky enough to perform in the Estates Theater, but more so because of the camaraderie and friendships I have made, that will last a lifetime." Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Mezzo-Soprano
“I just wanted to take the opportunity again to thank you for this wonderful program you have created. I am still in awe of what took place over this last month, from Smetana Hall, to the Dvorak Museum, and finally Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre! I honestly don’t know how you did it!" John H., baritone