Innovative competition for opera and classical singers

Innovative competition for opera and classical singers

Opera: by Voice Alone
The Three Stages

Blind Auditions

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

We will also accept recordings

No CVs or names will be given to the jury. No bias. No barriers.

Panel Auditions

 

Singers will perform to the competition jury

Opera companies, conductors, agents, directors and other casting professionals will also be invited to attend this stage

 

Competition Final

5 – 8 singers will take part in a finalist concert in front of the competition jury and an invited audience – culminating in the announcement of the winners and prize giving for both competitions

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

Opera companies, conductors, agents, directors and other casting professionals will also be invited to attend this stage

Competition Final

 

The final 8-10 singers will take part in a finalist concert in front of the competition jury and an invited audience – culminating in the announcement of the winners and prize giving for both competitions

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

Opera companies, conductors, agents, directors and other casting professionals will be invited to attend this stage

 

Competition Final

 

The final 8-10 singers will take part in a finalist concert in front of the competition panel and an invited audience – culminating in the announcement of the winners and prize giving for both competitions

Requirements:

  • Round 1: Blind Audition – Prepare three contrasting arias
  • Round 2: Jury & Panel audition – Prepare three contrasting arias from memory. These should include the aria you presented at round one. You may select your first aria. The jury will decide if further repertoire will be heard
  • Round 3: Competition Final – A programme of ten minutes per singer. At least one aria should be different from those sung in Round 2

Auditions are scheduled as follows:

  • Round One: Blind Audition
    • Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019 – National Opera Studio, Wandsworth. **We have held some availability on these dates for those that may require an audition venue with disabled access. Please contact Kate on applications@byvoicealone.com**
    • Wednesday 27th March – Craxton Studios
    • Thursday 28th March – Craxton Studios
    • 3rd April – Craxton Studios
    • 4th April – Craxton Studios
    • 6th April – Peregrine’s Pianos
    • Applicants are advised to secure and receive confirmation of their audition slots prior to organising travel plans.
  • Round Two: Jury & Panel Audition – Wednesday 1st May 2019, National Opera Studio, Wandsworth.
  • Round 3: Competition Final – 7.30pm Monday 20th May 2019, Kings Place, London

Results to round one will be emailed to all singers on the 12th of April 2019.

THE AWARDS

PRIZES

Prizes for Opera: By Voice Alone are offered as follows:

  • First prize £2,000
  • Second prize £750
  • Audience Prize £750
  • Emerging Artist £500
  • Singers Preparation Award 2 x £500

Should sponsorship allow, we hope to be able to offer larger financial awards and additional prizes/opportunities – prizes are subject to change and are awarded at the discretion of the jury.

Oratorio & Song: By Voice Alone – Applications will open later this year
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

MEET OUR

JURY

Opera: By Voice Alone

Competition Jury:

David Gowland (ROH)
Michelle Williams (ENO)
Kathryn Joyce (WNO)
Sarah-Jane Davies (Scottish Opera)
Megan Nelson (Opera North)
Scott Cooper (The Grange Festival)

Oratorio & Song: By Voice Alone

Panel includes:

Roderick Williams
David Clegg
Alice Farnham

First round panellists will be respected industry professionals nominated by the second and third round panellists.

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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