AUDITIONS

2023 WINTER INTENSIVE

SESSION RUNS FROM JANUARY 3-15

APPLICATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 28, 2022

New York Dramatic Voices' 2023 Winter Intensive is a 2-week program.  During this time, participants will learn, stage, coach, and perform  the opera Elektra by Richard Strauss.

Elektra

Director, Laura Alley

Conductor, Matthew Lobaugh

Producer, Anthony Laciura

Every role is available and will be double casted

Each artist recieves a professional video and photos  of their performance, masterclasses with current dramatic voices in the industry. This intensive will feature masterclasses given by Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Sharon Sweet.

Each participant receives:
​- Music and diction coaching with Matthew  Lobaugh (Washington National Opera, LA Opera)
- ​Masterclass with Sharon Sweet (Metropolitan Opera)
- Masterclass "Artivism: Doing the Work", Christin Byrdsong (Performer and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant featured on Amazon Prime and HereTV)
​- Public performance of your work in the theater
​- Professional video of your performance
​- Professional photos of your performance
​We offer this program as a safe environment to develop the skills of the emerging dramatic artists. Class sizes are limited to give each singer quality instruction with our coaches and masterclass technicians.  While New York Dramatic Voices was created to provide opportunities for singers with dramatic voices, we welcome all fachs.

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Sample Schedule:

​Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10am -1pm - Music and Language Coaching with Matthew Lobaugh
2pm- 5pm - Staging with Laura Alley
​6pm - Masterclass Artivism: Doing the Work with Christin Byrdsong
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Friday
10am- 6pm - Masterclass with Sharon Sweet

Saturday and Sunday
Off

We offer this program as a safe environment to develop the skills of the emerging dramatic artists. Class sizes are limited to give each singer quality instruction with our coaches and masterclass technicians.  While New York Dramatic Voices was created to provide opportunities for singers with dramatic voices, we welcome all fachs.

If accepted, artists must attest that they understand they cannot enter the rehearsal or performance facilities without ID, proof of vaccination, and adhere to all current COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

Tuition for the program, including masterclasses, coachings, and professional materials review is $2,700 Elektra, Klytaemnestra, and Chrysothemis.  All other roles are $2,300.

If you would like to audition, please email

 newyorkdramaticvoices@gmail.com the following:

 

  • Headshot

  • Resume

  • 2 Contrasting YouTube or Vimeo links 

  • List 3 roles you would like to prepare from the list above in order of preference

  • How you heard about our intensive

New York Dramatic Voices's (NYDV) past master classes have featured opera powerhouses such as Christine Goerke, Michael Chioldi, and Martina Arroyo, who worked closely together with NYDV participants.

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