Program

Feedback Auditions

Feedback Auditions give emerging singers the opportunity to perform their audition repertoire before a supportive panel of industry professionals.

Artists receive constructive feedback on their performances and repertoire, as well as a high-quality video recording of their audition.

The program is designed to help singers in a range of artistic stages. It offers a safe and supportive space for those on their first audition circuit, contemplating a change of fach or repertoire, or looking to take the next step in their careers.

Feedback Auditions are supported by the Patricia Scimeca Fund for Emerging Singers and Howard Gilman Foundation.

Program Details

Give your audition routine a practice round as you take the stage, learn from supportive industry leaders, and leave with a recording of your finest repertoire.

When you register, you receive:

  • A 20-minute audition slot to perform two selections from your repertoire list with a house accompanist. (You may bring your own pianist, if desired.)
  • Immediate feedback on your vocal performance, repertoire selection, visual presentation, audition preparation, and resume from a panel of stage directors, coaches, management representatives, and artistic directors.
  • High-definition digital video recording of your audition performance and panel feedback.

Auditions take place in the acoustically excellent Marc A. Scorca Hall at our National Opera Center in New York City. OPERA America does not disclose the names of panelists prior to auditions.

Past panels have included: Daniela Candillari, conductor and repertoire expert; Ana De Archuleta, president and CEO, ADA Management; David Lefkowich, stage director; Lee Prince, artist manager; Evans Mirageas, artistic director of Cincinnati Opera; and Steven Osgood, conductor, and general and artistic director of Chautauqua Opera.

Upcoming Dates and Costs

Feedback Auditions take place in the spring and fall. Appointments are offered in 20-minute increments from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

$75 for members
$100 for non-members

Dates for 2020–2021 will be announced.

For more information, contact us at Programs@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5240.