Summer Festival 2016

The Manhattan Opera Studio will be holding auditions for the 2016 Summer Festival.

The MOS Summer Festival is the first Summer Program of its kind in Manhattan. All the selected singers will have the opportunity to perform a fully staged opera with orchestra. Selected singers will participate in an aria concert at The National Opera Center, have masterclasses with one of the most important agents of New York City, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, directors and managers, vocal advice, and coachings in music and diction

In the 2016 edition we will be casting all roles for 2 of the following operas:

Giulio Cesare by G. Händel

Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart

Hansel and Gretel by E. Humperdinck

Program Location and Dates

The MOS 2016 Summer Festival will take place at The National Opera Center (330 7th avenue, New York, NY) from July 19th until August 19th. 


Candidates for the 2016 MOS Summer Festival must send a headshot and a resume to and submit the non-refundable application fee.

Age limit: 35 years old 

The MOS summer festival is open to singers of all nationalities.

Applicants who cannot come to New York City for a live audition will be requested to send a video with two contrasting arias, at least one aria must be in the Italian language.

Audition Dates 

All auditions will be held at the McKay Hall of The National Opera Center (330 7th Avenue, New York, NY)

January 23rd and 24th 2016

February 20th 2016

March 19th 2016

Manhattan Opera Studio will provide an accompanist. You may bring your own accompanist if you prefer to do so.


In order to be considered for a specific audition date, please send your request to . You must submit your materials and application fee at least 4 days prior to the audition date you would prefer to attend. 

Please follow this link to apply using the early bird option:


2450 dollars

The tuition includes all the courses and activities of the 2016 MOS Summer Festival.