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Now Accepting 2023 Summer Applications

Download the Application Here

Please send the form and required audition materials to:
lappalainen@midamerica-music.com



 

 

 

The Greek Opera Studio (GOS) in association with the International Festival of the Aegean,
announces it's Summer Program for the 2023 Season.

DATES:
The Program is based in both Germany and in Greece. Due to the changes with international travel and venue restrictions, the 2023 summer season will be a combination of both the Greek Opera Studio as well as the Berlin Opera Studio with a tour to Hamburg and Wittenberg. The selected participants will start the performance / study program in Berlin Germany. They will then travel to Hamburg to continue classes with new staff members and perform both a Musical Theater review and selections from Puccini's La Boheme. Returning to Berlin, they will join the professional cast of Verdi's Don Carlo for staging and musical rehearsals, as well as continued classes in voice and acting. The entire opera studio and professional casts will then travel together to Athens Greece and then travel by boat to the island of Syros. There they will study at the University of the Aegean and work at the Apollo Theater in the city of Hermoupolis. The Greek Opera Studio participants will be part of an Opera Ensemble of solo voices, performing in main stage productions, opera gala's, oratorio concerts, a Liederabend. a musical theater review, all while receiving private vocal lessons, coaching's, Master Classes, Movement classes and stage development courses. Auditions are now being heard through MP3 and MP4 please send to Lappalainern@midamerica-music.com

AUDITION LOCATIONS
(November / December Dates to be announced)

NEW YORK, NY USA
National Opera Center - Opera America
330 Seventh Avenue,
New York, NY 10001


ATHENS, GREECE
The Athenaeum International Cultural Center
3, Adrianou str. 105 55 Thissio
Athens, Greece

BERLIN, GERMANY
ASK Berlin
Potsdamer Str.199 (2nd Floor),
10783 Berlin, Germany

We are accepting online submissions at this time.

CASTING:
The participants will be selected to cover leading roles, maybe cover/sing positions, sing smaller roles, and sing in the ensemble in the main stage production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. The Greek Opera Studio young artists and apprentices will also perform a production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi as well as a childrens performance of another opera or musical. The Greek Opera Studio singers will also be able to work and study with Master teachers, and perform in the annual Liederabend, or opera gala’s at the Apollo Theater. This merging of professionals and the opera studio, allows the GOS participants be in direct contact with international artists in rehearsals and classes on a daily basis. The final performance of the International Festival of the Aegean will be the Greek Opera Studio Gala featuring only the young artists in staged opera scenes and ensembles. This concert has a huge interest with the public, growing with the art form and supporting the singers of tomorrow. Additional performances include oratorio performances, a Musical Theater evening and the final Gala at the Woerlitz Garten Eichenkranz Theater in Northern Germany.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:
500 Euro Non-Refundable Deposit paid to the Greek Opera Studio Pay Pal account directly after the acceptance into the program. Each month we encourage the accepted participants to send official deposits which need to be paid in full by May 15th, 2022. The Greek Opera Studio provides a few scholarships, study grants based on the assignments and financial circumstances of each individual artist. The official fee includes hotel double occupancy, breakfast, vocal lessons, coaching's, master classes, acting classes, language, and performances opportunities throughout the 5 weeks in both Germany and Greece based on a 3,000 Euro fee. Flights and trains are not included. Some sponsorship may be awarded for portions of the program allowing for some additions costs to be covered. Please note that hotel deposits start in January and flights must be arranged by the month of February / March. All planning, travel, and details must be cleared by the studio office and the General Director of all programs.



All deposits made to GOS are not refundable. The Greek Opera Studio is under the umbrella of ELArtists in New York, and the International Festival of the Aegean in Greece. Rules and regulations for all organizations are the same.



       For more information:
       Email: Lappalainen@midamerica-music.com
       GOS Hotline: (1-918)-629-8803

HEALTH & SAFTEY REQUIREMENTS
Some of the 2022 rehearsal & performance venues, require vaccination validation or covid tests to enter. Please prepare all personal health care issues prior to travel and participation.

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       Festival of the Aegean
       Friends of the Festival
       University of the Aegean
       MidAmerica Productions
       Midam International
       Syros Today
       City of Hermoupolis
       ELArtists
       Berlin Opera Studio