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Washington, D.C. Residency: Young Artists Music Festival 2021


Applications for Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival: Washington DC Residency are Now Open. 

Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival is casting roles for a one-week Washington, D.C. Residency in June 2021. Singers will participate in outdoor staged performances of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and a gala opera arias concert, presented as part of a critically-acclaimed concert series presented in garden of the the historic Rectory on Princess Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Auditions will be online only. New Dates: June 19 – June 26. Apply now at Accepting applications until roles are filled.


Singers will perform in staged performances of Die Zauberflöte and a concert of opera arias, presented as part of Classical Movements’ series of outdoor concerts in Old Town Alexandria, VA. These concerts were the first and remain among the only live performances given in the United States during the pandemic and have been favorably reviewed in the national press, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Opera Wire. Our performances of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte will be part of this concert series. Die Zauberflöte will be single cast, with multiple performances, and sung in German, with English dialogue, in a slightly abbreviated version. 

All singers in the program will have voice lessons and coachings with the Prague Summer Nights facult. 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.


Festival Dates
June June 19, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Festival Cities
Alexandria, VA

Tuition and Accommodation
Tuition amount: $1,000 USD

Please note that accommodations are not provided. 


Auditions are online only. 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. 


"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

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