Innovative competition for opera and classical singers

Innovative competition for opera and classical singers

ABOUT BY VOICE ALONE

THE COMPETITION

Welcome to By Voice Alone. In 2019 we held our inaugural classical vocal competition Opera: By Voice Alone. This ground-breaking competition sought to remove unconscious bias from the casting process to create an open and inclusive opportunity available to all. Our first-round live and recorded auditions were conducted fully blind with no CVs, names, experience, or any other influences other than the singers’ vocal performance being considered. We auditioned over 400 singers in the first round and 28 of these went on to our semi-final to sing in front of an incredible panel of casting representatives from the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and The Grange Festival along  with many other independent casting professionals, conductors, directors and producers.

Our final took place at Kings Place London where 7 finalists had the opportunity to perform again for the competition jury and our audience and the possibility to win 6 financial awards. During this event we played a film about our competition and included interviews with our finalists.

You can see our competition winners here and a list of our finalists semi-finalists  here

Oratorio & Song: By Voice Alone – Applications will open IN 2021
The Three Stages

Blind Auditions

Auditionees will sing behind a screen: the panel judging By Voice Alone

We will also accept online applications (including sound files) from those not able to attend the live auditions

Panel Auditions

 

Singers will perform to the competition panel

Choral societies, conductors and other casting professionals will be invited to attend this stage

 

Competition Final

Oratorio & Song Prize winners are invited to perform and to receive their prizes at the Opera Competition Final

Blind Auditions

Auditionees will sing behind a screen: the panel judging By Voice Alone

We will also accept online applications (including sound files) from those not able to attend the live auditions

Panel Auditions

Singers will perform to the competition jury

Choral societies, conductors and other casting professionals will also be invited to attend this stage

Competition Final

Oratorio & Song Prize winners are invited to perform and to receive their prizes at the Opera Competition Final

Blind Auditions

Auditionees will sing behind a screen: the panel judging By Voice Alone

We will also accept online applications (including sound files) from those not able to attend the live auditions

Panel Auditions

 

Singers will perform to the competition panel

Choral societies, conductors and other casting professionals will be invited to attend this stage

 

Competition Final

Oratorio & Song Prize winners are invited to perform and to receive their prizes at the Opera Competition Final

SUPPORTED BY

AUDITION ORACLE

Audition Oracle is the leading castingbook for professional opera singers, classical artists and arts companies. The company is dedicated to helping singers find opportunities and establish long-term professional careers. The launch of this new competition is part of their ongoing commitment to bringing artists together with casting professionals. For more information please visit the company website:

 

 

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