The Paris Opera Competition will be holding auditions for the Mozart Awards 2019. The Manhattan Opera Studio in association with the POC will be organizing the American qualification round in New York City. Auditions will take place at The National Opera Center on October 13th, 14th and 15th 2017.
The winners of this round will go to the finals that will take place on January 2019 at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris. Finalists will receive airfare and stipend for their expenses in France.
In this audition we will also select singers to participate in an opera gala to take place in Paris in April 2018.
The objective of the Mozart Awards is to help young talented singers develop their careers through monetary prizes while exposing them to managers and directors of some of the most prestigious theaters in the world.
Winners of the 2019 edition will receive more than 10,000 euros in prizes and participate in concerts in some of the most prestigious theaters of Europe. In this edition the winner will also record with Deutsche Grammophon.
In order to apply for the New York auditions, candidates must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with at least two recordings (mp3 or Soundcloud link) or video recordings (YouTube or other similar platform) of contrasting arias, a copy of your resume, a headshot and submit the $32 dollars application fee.
Singers can present arias by any other composer of the standard opera repertoire from the 18th century until contemporary period.
An accompanist will be provided by the organization however singers may bring their own pianist.
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This competition is open to singers of all nationalities
The age limit is 34 years old by January 2019.
Application deadline: October 9th, 2017
Jury for the 2019 American Qualification Round
Isabelle de Montaigu - General Secretary of Paris Opera Competition
Benoit Renard - Music Director at The Manhattan Opera Studio
Roger Malouf - Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera House
Carlos Tagle - Artistic Director at The Manhattan Opera Studio
Lewis Ehlers - Lombardo Associates - Opera Artists Agent
Andres Rodriguez - Ibañez Atkinson Foundation
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