Welcome Maestro Abdiel Vazquez!

MOS is honored to announce that Mr. Vázquez will join the 2017 Summer Festival faculty conducting and playing in session 2. Abdiel Vázquez is one of the best pianists and opera professionals in the world, check our About us section to find more about him! Welcome to MOS, Abdiel, we are very happy to have you with us! www.manhattanoperastudio.org/people

Carlos Tagle
2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL AUDITIONS ARE OVER

AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL ARE OVER AND NOW WE ARE WORKING IN THE CASTING PROCESS FOR OUR UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING AUDITIONS! 

Carlos Tagle
MOS Summer Festival goes to Carnegie Hall!

We have fantastic news. We just signed an agreement with Carnegie Hall and all of our young artists accepted to the 2017 Summer Festival will have the unique opportunity of performing in this legendary venue. 

Carlos Tagle
MOS AUDITION SEASON IS HERE!

We are now receiving applications to audition for the 2017 Summer Festival. We are happy to announce that this season we will have new performance venues with an improved orchestra pit and we will be adding another manager to our faculty increasing the chances of our young singers to develop their professional careers.  Good luck in your audition! 

Stephanie
PARIS OPERA COMPETITION-MOZART AWARDS, NEW YORK AUDITION

The Paris Opera Competition will be holding auditions for the Mozart Awards 2017. The Manhattan Opera Studio in association with the POC will be organizing the American qualification round in New York City. Auditions will take place at The National Opera Center on March 5th and 6th 2016.

The winners of this round will go to the finals that will take place on January 2017 at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris. Finalists will receive airfare and stipend for their expenses in France.

The objective of the Mozart Awards is to help young talented singers develop their careers through monetary prizes while exposing them to managers and directors of some of the most prestigious theaters in the world. Winners of the 2017 edition will receive more than 10,000 euros in prizes and participate in concerts in some of the most prestigious theaters of Europe.

In order to apply for the New York auditions, candidates must send an email to auditions@mozartawards.org with at least two recordings (mp3 or Soundcloud link) or video recordings (YouTube or other similar platform) of contrasting arias, a copy of your resume, a headshot and submit the $32 dollars application fee. Candidates that want to be considered for the special French prize should send an additional recording with an aria sung in the French language. 

We would like to clarify that Mozart Awards is the name of the competition, and singers can present arias by any other composer of the standard opera repertoire from the 18th century until contemporary period.

An accompanist will be provided by the organization however singers may bring their own pianist.

Please click here to submit the application fee

  • This competition is open to singers of all nationalities
  • The age limit is 34 years old by January 2017.

Application deadline: February 25th 2016

Jury for the 2017 American Qualification Round

Pierre Vernes - Founder and President of Paris Opera Competition
Isabelle de Montaigu - General Secretary of Paris Opera Competition
Benoit Renard - Music Director at The Manhattan Opera Studio
Roger Malouf - Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera House
Carlos Tagle - Artistic Director at The Manhattan Opera Studio
Lewis Ehlers - Lombardo Associates - Opera Artists Agent

For more information regarding the Paris Opera Competition 2017, please click here

The Paris Opera Competition - Mozart Awards is brought to you thanks to the generous sponsorship of:

Toyota - Guerlain - Groupe Dassault - Relais & Chateux - Galerie du Marais - SRC - Le Six Hotel - CSII - Neuflize OBC - Rafaut - Skiset - IMHotel - Fulton - Loxwood - SCC - Mestemacher - Le Groupe de L'Hotellerie - Ets Chapat & Cie - Gosset - De Dietrich

Stephanie
125TH CARNEGIE HALL ANNIVERSARY GALA

The Manhattan Opera Studio presents a special production of Mozart's The Magic Flute on December 14th at Carnegie Hall, celebrating their 125th Anniversary. Come and join us as we transport you to a mystical land with enchanting singing and acting. Tickets can be purchased at the following link through the Carnegie Hall website: 

http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/12/14/0800/PM/Manhattan-Opera-Studio/ 

Stephanie
MOS IS RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR DIMITRI KAVRAKOS MASTERCLASS

Dear Singers!!!

Check out this amazing opportunity to sing for one of the world's greatest singers!!

Metropolitan Opera Superstar Bass, Dimitris Kavrakos, will be giving a masterclass focusing on the Italian Operatic repertoire, in collaboration with the Manhattan Opera Studio, on the 17th of May 2015 at the National Opera Center.

Mr. Kavrakos is one of opera’s most sought after basses. He appears regularly on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Bologna, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Genova, and Cologne. He has appeared in leading roles in prominent European festivals, including those of Salzburg, Bregenz, Aix-En-Provence, and Glyndebourne.

His roles include Nabucco in the title role, Ramfis in Aida, Attila in the title role, Fillipo in Don Carlo, Silva in Ernani, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro and many more.

Currently Mr. Kavrakos is casting director in the National Opera of Greece and dedicates his time to young singers, helping them discover the Bel Canto technique, which he believes is the essence of proper singing.

For those who are interested please email 2 audio/DVD recordings of atleast one Italian aria, a headshot and resume to coordinator@manhattanoperastudio.org . In the subject of the email please write "Masterclass". There is a non-refundable $15 application fee. This application fee guarantees a seat as an auditor even if not chosen as an active member in the masterclass.

You may locate it at the following link:  http://www.manhattanoperastudio.org/products/masterclass

The cost for each accepted singer is $75.00. Each participating singer will be granted a Certificate of Participation at the end of the masterclass.

The deadline for the application is May 13th. The MOS will choose the active participants for this masterclass based on their recordings.

There are only seventy applications available for this masterclass.

To read more about Mr. Kavrakos please visit:  http://www.kavrakos.com/

Stephanie
SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015 AUDITIONS

The 2015 MOS Summer Festival is still auditioning for main roles. We wish all our applicants good luck! If you haven't applied yet, you still have time. Visit http://www.manhattanoperastudio.org/pages/about-us for more information!

Stephanie
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

After a spectacular first performance of Le Nozze di Figaro, we are ready for the second round. On October 30th another fantastic cast will be performing Mozart's masterpiece at The National Opera Center. The show is almost sold out. Toi toi toi to all the singers! To purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.manhattanoperastudio.org/products/nozzeticket

Stephanie