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Priority deadline 2/10: UVAA Summer Opera Festival 2021


Reminder! Priority applications for UVAA's 2021 Summer Opera Festival are due by tomorrow, February 10th, at midnight. Don't miss your chance to perform roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Orpheus in the Underworld, plus work with Deborah Voigt, Jennifer Larmore, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Michael Mayes, and more. Get world class training, build your resume, grow your network, and expand your artistry. Apply now!

Program Details
COVID-19 Considerations: It is now anticipated with vaccines being distributed worldwide that we will be able to hold a live program in July, 2021. We will take every precaution to keep everyone safe and healthy during the program. Should circumstances require us to move online, UVAA has a unique, online alternative that can be implemented  that will include digitally produced, complete performances of both operas and virtual versions of all program offerings. We are optimistic, however, that this will not be necessary. 

​Program Dates: July 5-31, 2021

Location: Orem, UT (Noorda Center for the Performing Arts on Utah Valley University campus and other local locations)

Applications: Priority deadline is February 10th, 2021, however we will accept applications until all roles are filled. 

Application requirements: Applicants should prepare (2) contrasting opera arias for online video submission. Please make sure that the audio and video are of a good quality. Video should be close enough to see facial expressions if possible. Studio recorded (mixed and sound engineered) videos are not acceptable. We are looking for live, unmixed singing. 

​Repertoire and roles 2021: 

Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (sung in Italian with orchestra)

Directed by Ella Marchment

Conducted by Nicolas Giusti

​Roles available (double cast)

Susannah - Soprano

Countess - Soprano 

Barbarina - Soprano

Cherubino - Mezzo-soprano 

Marcellina - Mezzo-soprano 

Basilio - Tenor 

Don Curzio - Tenor 

Count - Baritone 

Bartolo - Baritone 

Figaro - Bass 

Antonio - Bass

Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld  (sung in English with orchestra)

Directed by Anthony Buck

Roles available (double cast)

Eurydice - Soprano

Venus - Soprano 

Cupid - Soprano

Diana - Soprano 

Public Opinion - Mezzo-soprano

Juno - Mezzo-soprano

Pluto - Tenor 

Orpheus - Tenor 

Mercury - Tenor

Jupiter - Baritone 

John Styx - Baritone 

Program Costs

Full participant: $2,500* (Includes a role in a main stage opera, participation in master classes and acting classes, 3 private coachings per week, other performances as scheduled)

Chorus only: $2,000* (Includes choral assignment in main stage operas, 2 coachings per week, master classes, acting classes)

Auditor: $1,000* (Attendance at all master classes, acting classes, performances)

*Housing, transportation, and food costs for out of state participants are not included. UVAA has an agreement with a nearby apartment complex that is very affordable. The cost usually ranges from $400-550 depending on the particular accommodations and utilities desired. 

For more information please visit:, or contact Liza at or call 801-899-6113

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