We will be holding our annual live auditions for the 2022-23 FGO Studio in Miami and New York City. In addition, we will be working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated video audition process as an option in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process, followed by information about our live audition process.
VIDEO AUDITIONS – (If you apply for the video audition process, please do not apply for a live audition.)
Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 12.
Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 8. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.
Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 12.
Step 4 Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 20.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 5.
LIVE AUDITIONS for FGO Only – (If you apply for a live audition, please do not apply for the video audition process.)
Please note that to have a live audition, you must be fully vaccinated (with proof) by your audition date. Anyone who is unable to provide this information should choose the video audition option.
• Sunday, September 12 – Applications due
• Friday, October 8 – Singers notified for advancement to video auditions
• Tuesday, October 12 – Aria lists due from singers
• Wednesday, October 20 – Video audition aria selection notifications sent to singers
• Friday, November 5 – Video auditions due from singers
Step 1: Apply to FGO as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 19.
A pianist will be provided for your audition; we ask that you not bring your own this year. If you have music you would like the pianist to have in advance of your auditions, please email it to Mitch Roe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for FGO will be sent by Friday, October 15.
Step 3: Attend your live audition and present the audition monitor with your proof of vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated by the time of your audition, you should choose the video audition option on your application.
Please note: you may choose to wear a mask for your audition. If you wish to remove your mask and do not have pockets to place it while you are auditioning, you may simply wear it on your wrist.
• Sunday, September 19 – Applications for live auditions due
• Friday, October 15 – Singers notified if granted a live audition
Audition Dates and Locations
MIAMI: Monday, November 29, 2021
Note: Please do not select "Miami" as your audition city if you will be unable to make arrangements to audition there. FGO is generally unable to accommodate audition city change requests once audition slots have been offered. FGO's rehearsal space and administrative office is conveniently located near the Miami International Airport. Rideshares are very reasonable modes of transportation between the two. FGO can also offer you a hotel discount code for accommodations within walking distance from the offices. [Only inquire about code after being granted and confirming a live audition in Miami].
MIAMI: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
NEW YORK: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
NEW YORK: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
NEW YORK: Thursday, December 9, 2021
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Who should apply?
Qualified candidates will have completed a Master's Degree and/or Artist Diploma at an accredited university, and will have completed at least one other Young Artist Program. Candidates who have not completed the above should have performed at least two mainstage secondary/supporting roles in a professional opera company in the United States or internationally.
• Completed application form
For tips and guidance on a successful video submission, please use the following link:
• Detailed résumé in PDF format (no more than 1 page)
• Video recording of 2 contrasting arias made within the last 12 months
(Recordings may be made with either live accompaniment or a pre-recorded
• Three (3) references including name, email address, and phone number
• Headshot taken within 1 year
Opera America’s Recording Resources for Virtual Auditions
For more information, please contact:
Director of Artistic Administration