To fairly address those who received emails indicating an early deadline later than Nov 17th, we have extended the early deadline to December 1st, 2023.
To apply, please follow these steps:
1) Enter your name and email in the form above.
2) Submit the application fee with the PayPal button below. Paypal will redirect you to Part 2 of the application.
3) Fill out Part 2 of the Application Form here. To pass our automated filters, please only submit Part 2 after you have submitted your application fee via PayPal.
Live Audition: Audition dates and locations for 2023 will be announced in the coming months.
Accompanist will be provided, though applicants are welcome to bring their own.
Recorded Audition: Please submit recordings of 2 arias via link (YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, etc.). Video is preferred but audio is accepted. Submissions do not need to be of professional recording quality.
Please prepare at least 2 arias in varying style and language, demonstrating the range of your desired roles.
Accompanist will be provided.
Location & Dates: TBA
Video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) are still required as part of your application process in the event that your audition is cancelled due to illness or unforeseen circumstances. Singers will be evaluated based on their live auditions and only on their recorded auditions if the live audition is not attended.
Please submit 2 arias in varying style and language, demonstrating the range of your desired roles.
Video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) are preferred but audio (Soundcloud, etc.) are accepted.
Submissions do not need to be of professional recording quality.
For Studio Program details, click here. Studio Singers have a core focus of audition preparation in a training format independently oriented from the festival operas.
Jul 6 - Aug 5, 2024
Königin der Nacht
Le nozze di Figaro
Jul 13 - Aug 11, 2024
Basilio / Don Curzio
Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica
Aug 1 - Sep 2, 2024
Ser Amantio di Nicolao
Mistress of the Novices
The Nursing Sister
Alms Sisters / Cercatrice
Lay Sisters / Converse
Hänsel und Gretel
Aug 7 - Sep 8, 2024
The Gingerbread Witch
Chorus of Echoes
Thanks to our donors, we are able to offer over € 300,000 in scholarships to successful applicants to go towards their tuition. See below for scholarship application information.
€ 2950: Studio Program Tuition
€ 5450: Festival Singer Tuition
Note: Festival singers are those who have been cast in a BOA OpernFest production. Studio singers are those who have been offered a place in the BOA Studio Professional Training.
Singers submit a non-refundable tuition installment of 950€ to confirm their offer. This installment is deducted from the singer's final tuition fee.
To apply for a scholarship, please prepare a brief letter of request to upload in the appropriate section of your application. Financial assistance is available in a range of sums, starting at 200€ and going up to a limited number of full-tuition scholarships. Please specify exactly the amounts of scholarship for which you are applying.
In your letter, please include other sources of financial support, such as crowd-funding, fundraising concerts, fundraising dinners, completed applications for local scholarships, and other means of support.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic merit and financial need, as well as casting requirements for each opera. Oversubscribed roles are unlikely to attract successful scholarship applications. Undersubscribed roles are more likely to be successful. We have scholarships available for all genders, ages and roles and particularly encourage male singers of merit to apply.
For tuition submission, please click here:
We have selected Wise as our tuition transfer partner for non-EU banks.
Your BOA application includes gratis consideration for our sister academy: Saluzzo Opera Academy
Casting at BOA is done on a rolling basis. The time frame in which you can expect a result will vary. BOA appreciates your patience and requests that you please notify administration of any pressing personal deadlines.