Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017


New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition, Summer Program & Season Auditions in San Francisco



Francisco, California, March 6, 2017 - The New York Lyric Opera Theatre will be holding auditions for its 2017 National Vocal Competition (Western Division), Summer Music Program and Season Auditions. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, California  94102.


Singers from all over the world participate our Summer Music Program and is considered the most prestigious Summer Music Program in New York City. Participants will perform at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the National Opera Center. The 2017 Summer Program will take place in NYC from June 2-June 30th.  Singers will receive weekly private lessons and coachings, master classes, Agent Consultations, Lectures and informational sessions which include: Budgeting/Music Business/Auditioning & Performing/Role Preparation/Self-promotion & Marketing/Music Encompassing Mind, Body, & Spirit.  Operas that will be performed are Die Fledermaus, Cosi fan tutte, Cendrillon, and Suor Angelica as well as various scenes and aria concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center & the National Opera Center.


Audition Repertoire Requirements are as follows:
Mainstage or Cover Role Participants: 2 arias, art or sacred songs, or lieder (or combination thereof)
Chorus/Lieder Participants: 1 aria, art song, musical theatre, lieder, or sacred song
*There is NO AGE MINIMUM or LIMIT to apply.
Competition Auditions (3-5:30PM)
Season & Summer Program Auditions (5:30-7:00PM)
Admission: Competition Audition Fee: $50.00; Summer Program & Season Fee: $35.00


To apply for the Competition, Summer Music Program or Season auditions, email or call (646) 755-8043.


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NY Lyric Opera Theatre’s National Finals will be held at CARNEGIE HALL & SYMPHONY SPACE on Broadway in NYC.


There are FOUR age categories:
1) Junior High Division: Age 10-14 (currently enrolled in Jr. High)
2) High School Division: Age 13-19 (currently enrolled in High School)
3) Division I: Ages 18-28
4) Division II: Ages 29-40
An accompanist will be provided for LIVE audition. If you would like to bring your own accompanist, please email that information when you confirm your competition time.  Division I & II applicants may audition LIVE or BY RECORDING.  (Junior High & High School Divisions must audition LIVE).
Please see application & guidelines attached for details.  Over $5,000.00 will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners (Division I & II) of the 2017 National Vocal Competition. Each Division should prepare the following music:
Junior High & High School Divisions: Please prepare 1 aria or musical theatre song, art or sacred song in any language.
Division I: Please prepare three contrasting arias or art songs in at least two different languages.
Division II: Please prepare five contrasting arias in at least three different languages.
NY Lyric Opera Theatre will be holding its auditions in San Francisco for the remaining 2017 season as well as the upcoming 2017/2018 season.  Performances will be held at Carnegie Hall, National Opera Center and Symphony Space on Broadway. Our remaining 2016/2017 season includes: Tosca/The Magic Flute/The Marriage of Figaro/L'incoronazione di Poppea and Opera Showcase at Carnegie Hall.  We have planned for our 2017/2018 season:   Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, Die Zauberflöte, Impresario, Die Walküre, Così fan tutte, La Bohème, Alcina, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Cendrillon, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Suor Angelica 
*No age minimum or limit to apply.
**Proposed Schedule may be subject to change, due to casting limitations, conductor availability, scheduling & budget restraints. 
Audition Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
NOLA Studios: Midtown NYC
Audition Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017
NOLA Studios: Midtown NYC
Audition Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
NOLA Studios: Midtown NYC
Audition Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Smith Memorial Hall
Audition Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Illinois Wesleyan University: School of Music: Presser Hall
Audition Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
University of Miami: Frost School of Music: Broby Hall
Audition Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Northwestern University: Lutkin Hall
Audition Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Osher Salon

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NY Lyric Opera Theatre

New York, New York