There is no obligation to have permission to work or study in the EU prior to applying for the programme. If non-EEA applicants are offered a place on the programme, it is the candidate’s responsibility to apply for and obtain a study permit (permesso di soggiorno) required by European law and by the Italian Public Security Authorities as appropriate for people from their country of citizenship.
A completed application through our online application form. This requires a CV/résumé, headshot, links to video recordings, and contact details for two referees.
Links to video recordings of two contrasting arias in different languages, one of which must be in Italian, and one which must include some recitative style delivery.
Links to video recordings of accompanying singer(s) in one song and two operatic arias one of which must have a recitative.
There is no charge for applications.
If applicants have problems uploading any part of the application or have other technical issues, please contact us on [email protected]
Auditions will be held in Florence, Berlin, London, Glasgow and New York. You will be asked to submit a preference for audition location in your application. Details of the exact locations will be published shortly, and efforts will be made to ensure accessible venues are used. If you have any specific requests relating to access for auditions please contact Ailie Crerar ([email protected]) as early as possible.
Auditions are held between November 2019 and December 2019 – dates in each location are listed in the online application section.
All auditions are closed and applicants may not bring friends, relatives, singing teachers, agents or their own pianist to the audition. The panel speak Italian and German as well as English.
Singers must offer three arias in different languages, one of which must be in Italian, and one which must include some recitative style delivery, as well as two songs.
Repetiteurs will need to prepare a solo piano piece or movement of approx. 5 minutes in duration and the following two opera scenes: G. Puccini, La Bohème, Act I Opening to entrance of Benoit and W.A. Mozart, Cosi Fan Tutte, Act I Scene 1. You will be asked to play whilst singing in the vocal lines. You will also be given some sight reading.
An accompanist will be provided by MOS. Applicants may not bring their own pianist.
Singers should bring music for all their offered repertory for the pianist. They should also bring two copies of a list of their arias for the panel.
Applicants should wear normal daytime audition wear; it is important to feel comfortable during your audition.
Visa applications for attending auditions are not handled by Mascarade Opera Studio. Applicants who are invited to audition and need a visa to do so can be sent a Letter of Invitation to bring to the local relevant embassy/consulate to apply for a visa. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible if this is required.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer financial assistance towards attending the audition.