Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vancouver Opera wants to nurture YOU!

Vancouver Opera has recently announced their new Young Artist Program!


Vancouver Opera is excited to announce the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program which will commence during the 2012-13 season. This program will engage, enrich, mentor and train rising young Canadian opera artists and will offer a bridge between formal academic educational programs and the professional world in a supportive and encouraging environment.

VO's Young Artists Program will provide up to seven artists - singers, pianists and stage directors - with the opportunity to train with industry leaders through master classes, one-on-one coachings and performance opportunities as part of a residency program.

Deadline: Applications must be sent no later than November 1, 2011.


Audition Dates:
Vancouver: December 5 & 6, 2011 • Toronto: December 8 & 9, 2011

Application Requirements:
Singers must have solid vocal training in opera and give evidence of a high level of artistic aptitude. Knowledge of an operatic language is an advantage.

Pianists must have strong knowledge of various operatic styles and languages, as well as operatic coaching experience.

Stage Directors should have some knowledge of opera and stage directing or assistant stage directing experience. Formal training at a university, college or drama school is an asset. Ability to read music, and proficiency in several operatic languages, is required.

Most applicants are between the ages of 24 and 34 and have recently finished their academic training.

More details are available in the downloadable Application Package.

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