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Mascarade Opera Studio

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Carmen Santoro
Carmen Santoro
Jonathan Santagada
Jonathan Santagada
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Instruments: opera

A nine-month fully funded elite training programme in Opera designed to support singers and repetiteurs of exceptional talent at the initial stages of their career.

Application:

Applicants are selected by online audition, via Yap Tracker, if shortlisted candidates will be given the option for a live audition in Berlin, London, Glasgow or Florence. There is no audition fee. Candidates do not have to be in full time education to be eligible for a place. It is expected that most applicants will have completed post-graduate conservatoire or equivalent training, and have extensive performance experience.

Applications close at the end of October. Candidates will hear by January whether they have a place.

Practicals:

There are no fees for the course, it is fully funded. Artists will need to be able to cover living costs for the duration of the programme. Support with living costs may be available in exceptional circumstances.

Teaching:

The Opera Studio programme includes enhanced performance skills training for opera provided by expert coaches, vocal consultants, performances specialists and invited master teachers, alongside orchestral showcases in Italy and the UK and a variety of carefully chosen performance opportunities. Studio artists receive between three and four 45 minute one-to-one sessions per week. The programme is run in partnership with the New Generation Festival.

Programme components include: Orchestral Showcases in Italy and the UK, Repertoire Coaching (Opera and Lied) for singers and repetiteurs, Voice Consultancy, Masterclasses, Role Study, Performance classes, Technique classes for repetiteurs, Language courses in Italian and German, Audition Preparation, Psychological Skills Training, Acting and Stagecraft, Conducting Classes and Career Management.

Launch date for next edition: Auditions will begin Sep 2019.

For more information and to apply click here for the Mascarade Opera Studio website.

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New route to the top in opera: Mascarade Opera Studio

The gardens of Palazzo Corsini al Prato in Florence © Guy Bell
Mascarade Opera Studio in Florence offers radically different training for the opera stars of the future. 

Location: Florence, Italy

Audition Dates: November – December 2019

Dates: September 2020 – June 2021

Age range: Upper Limit 32 years of age (in exceptional circumstances, up to 34 years of age)

Sections: Voice and piano (repetiteur)