AUDITIONS : POSTPONED MARCH 12-13, 2022
New deadline for applications to our auditions : March 2, 2022
For more informations, please contact : +336 83 26 37 27
Les Escales Lyriques holds auditions in January in Paris for the roles of the opera to be sung on Ile d’Yeu the following summer. Dates of the auditions are posted on the site from mid-October. All the information necessary to apply is available in the main conservatoires of France and Europe, at many opera workshops, on the site of international singing contests and on Les Escales Lyriques’ own site.
Singers’ apply for an audition directly on Les Escales Lyriques’ site. Applications include a fee (€20) to be paid directly on our site by credit card.
Singers receive the date and time of their auditions 10 days before their audition by e-mail.
° each audition lasts between 10 and 15 minutes ;
° two to three professionals from the world of opera decide who, amongst the candidates, are best suited to sing the roles in the next opera ;
° candidates must present two arias to be sung by heart. One of these arias must come from the opera being prepared for the following summer .
The candidates will receive the result of their audition two to three weeks later.
Les Escales Lyriques is preparing Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, directed by Joël Lauwers to be sung on August 2, 4 and 6, 2022 on Ile d’Yeu.
Les Escales Lyriques is a French, non-profit musical association based on Ile d’Yeu, an island off the Atlantic coast. It promotes young soloists at the start of their career by inviting them to its annual Opera Workshop with stage direction followed by 3 public performances.
OPERA WORKSHOP – 15th Edition JULY 15–AUGUST 7, 2022
ÎLE D’YEU, VENDÉE
For its fifteenth edition Escales Lyriques is auditioning candidates in Paris in view of its production of Il Barbieri di Siviglia by Rossini directed by Joël Lauwers,
Auditioning Schedule :
As far as possible, we try to accommodate candidates who are travelling to Paris. If this concerns you, please state a convenient date and time for your audition.
Applications are to be sent on line.
The application fee (20€) to be paid by credit card on this site.
Arias presented at the audition
An aria from Il Barbieri di Siviglia
Aria in French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian or Czech
Rules and conditions
1 – Age limit:
*sopranos and mezzi : born after 31.12.1988
*tenors and baritones: born after 31.12.1984
2 – Each singer will be auditioned once for 10-15 minutes;
3 – Singers must sing their arias off by heart;
4 – Candidates will be required to present two opera arias, one from Il Barbieri di Siviglia and an aria in another language;
5 – Final application date : March 2, 2022;
6 – Application Fee: 20€ (non refundable) Candidates from abroad may pay in cash on arrival at the audition. Please state below if you wish to do so:
7 – An accompanist is provided for the candidates by Escales Lyriques;
8 – Candidates may bring their own accompanist to their audition.
Candidates will receive confirmation of their registration by e-mail. The time and place of their audition will be sent to them by e-mail a week beforehand.
Your application must include:
- Your CV (brief) on one (1) page only
- Scan of ID card or passport;
- Completed application form;
- A photo(portrait);
- Scan of the score of the second aria (not from Il Barbieri di Siviglia)).
Please Note :
Candidates will receive their audition results by e-mail within a fortnight.
The singers selected for the Opera Workshop must obtain their own score (Riccordi) of the opera.
Their presence in Paris for musical rehearsals from July 2-3 is mandatory. (The singer is expected to buy his/her return trip ticket to Paris. Escales Lyriques will help find accommodation for singers in town.)
Taking part in Escales Lyriques’ Opera Workshop requires learning the set arias and recitativo well beforehand. It’s essential the singers know their roles off by heart before arriving on Ile d’Yeu.
The rehearsals for Il Barbieri di Siviglia will take place:
– in Paris at the musical rehearsals from July 2-3
– at the Opera Workshop on Ile d’Yeu, Vendée, from July 15-31.
The three public performances are on August 2, 4 and 6, 2022.
The singers have all their expenses paid on Ile d’Yeu (ferry, board and lodging, tuition fees and bicycle) by Les Escales Lyriques.
They will have to pay for their transport to Fromentine (70 km south-west of Nantes), the harbour where the ferry docks, and back to their home afterwards.