Panel Auditions

Audition in front of
Opera Houses, Theatre Companies, Management Groups, and Agencies

Presented by CS Music and The Opera Stage

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Online Pre-Screening

Live Audition

  • Submit a recorded audition
  • Get reviewed by 3 judges
  • Receive a score & written feedback
  • Qualify for live auditions
  • $35 non-refundable audition fee
  • Audition in front of live panel
  • Receive additional written feedback
  • Video recording sent to all CS Music company/management contacts
  • $95 live audition fee if you qualify

 

Upcoming Dates and Locations (see below for details and list of panelists):
• Los Angeles: September (dates TBA)
• New York City: October 28 & 29
• London: November 4 & 5
• Berlin: November 7 & 8

 

Other Details

  • Open to all young artist, emerging professional, and professional level singers
  • Must be 18 years old or older to participate
  • Online Auditions:
    • $35 Pre-Screening Fee
    • Recording Instructions
    • Judges will give each singer a score of 1 – 5 (5 highest). Singers with a 2.5 or higher qualify for the Live Auditions
    • There are no restrictions to repertoire other than the 9-minute time limit
  • Live Auditions:
    • If singers qualify for the Live Audition, then there is a $95 live audition fee that must be paid before the singer receives an audition time.
    • Each singer is given 9 minutes of audition time in front of the panel and may sing any selection of their choice. The panel will cut them off at the 9-minute mark. If time remains then the singer has the option to perform a portion of a second selection.
    • Panels consist of managers, agents, and company representatives. There is a guarantee of 5 panelist for each audition with as many as 10-15. Panelists are listed below at each location, but participant may change last-minute.
    • An accompanist is provided at no extra cost,  but singers may bring their own.
    • Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • Singers should have a copy of their resume and a repertoire list for each panelist (bring 15 copies to be safe). Headshots are not required.
    • The auditions are video recorded and uploaded to YouTube. The playlist is shared with all CS Music company and management contacts.

 

 

Location Details

London

Dates:
Monday, November 4
Tuesday, November 5

Location:
Morley College

61 Westminster Bridge Road

London Panelists

• Barefoot Opera
• Carolline Phillips Management
• Conductor Oliver Gilmore
• Elokay Productions
• Haydn Rawstron
• Irving Street Management
• Mark Kendall Artists
• The Music Troupe
• Only Stage
• Opera a la Carte
• Opera Anywhere
• Opera Brava
• Opera de Bauge
• Svanholm Artists Management

 

*This is a preliminary list of panelists and others will be added regularly until the audition date. Singers are guaranteed to audition in front of at least 5 panelists. Qualified videos will be sent to the entire list of CS Music company contacts after the audition.

 

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Berlin

Dates:
Thursday, November 7
Friday, November 8

Location:
Stage Factory
Rheinstrasse 45

Berlin Panelists

• Choriner Opernsommer
• Daniel Wolfsbauer Artists Management
• International Opera Artists
• Karsten Witt Musik Management
• Landestheater Coburg
• Landestheater Linz
• Nordic Artists Management
• Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg
• Opera Pienza, Italy
• Staatstheater Augsburg
• Studiokultura
• Svanholm Artists Management
• TACT International-Berlin
• Wuppertaler Buhnen

 

*This is a preliminary list of panelists and others will be added regularly until the audition date. Singers are guaranteed to audition in front of at least 5 panelists. Qualified videos will be sent to the entire list of CS Music company contacts after the audition.

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New York

Dates:
Monday, October 28
Tuesday, October 29

Location:
Opera America Center
330 7th Avenue

Registration Opens August 1


“The Opera Stage auditions were the best run, most organised, most kindly, and most professional ones I have EVER done. You have made this tenor very happy!!”

Peter Furlong, Heldentenor

“Thank you so much for the feedback and the audio-files. I have found the whole Berlin-audition a very positive experience. The organisation was superb, the location was almost even better! Wow, what an amazing place! The Opera Stage-staff were really pleasant and put me at ease. I can almost say that I enjoyed myself, even though auditioning is always nervewracking.”

Nathalie Mees, soprano