Lotte Lenya Competition

New York, NY USA
01/19/2021 deadline

Classical/OperaEmerging ProProfessionalOtherVoicePaid

The Kurt Weill Foundation is accepting applications for the Lotte Lenya Competition.


Open to singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19–32 (born after 10 April 1988 and before 20 January 2002).

First, Second, and Third Prizewinners from previous years are ineligible to compete in subsequent competitions. Winners of discretionary awards (Lys Symonette, Carolyn Weber, Marc Blitzstein, and Kurt Weill Awards) may compete again so long as they select repertoire different from what they were previously recognized for.

See website for specific repertoire requirements.

Preliminary Auditions

Each contestant must upload a preliminary video audition, headshot, résumé, and proof of age (driver’s license, passport, or other government ID) with their online application form.

Audition videos must include all four required repertoire selections.

Deadline: 19 January 2021.

Semifinals March 8 and 9, 2021, NYC. Finals April 10, 2021, Rochester NY. In-person auditions pending COVID restrictions.


$20,000 First Prize

$15,000 Second Prize

$10,000 Third Prize

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