The Manhattan Opera Studio will be holding auditions for the 2019 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 and opera scenes concert at Carnegie Hall, masterclasses with some of the most prestigious agents of New York City, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, and coachings in music and diction. All the participants in the 2019 Summer Festival will receive HD Recordings and photos from their performances. 

On our 7th anniversary, we are happy to introduce the Wagner Division. This Division will be focused on the development of young Wagnerian voices. In the first edition of the Wagner Division, we will be casting for all roles of Wagner's "Die Walküre" and Richard Strauss's "Ariadne auf Naxos". 


The 2019 Summer Festival Sessions

Session 1:  June 3rd - July 1st

Wagner Division: June 24th - July 30th


casting all roles for the following operas:

Le Nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart

The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart

Die Walküre by R. Wagner

Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss


Program Location and Dates

The MOS 2019 Summer Festival will take place at The National Opera Center (330 7th avenue, New York, NY) on the indicated dates for each session. Singers interested in participating in both sessions might be eligible to do so based on their audition results.



Candidates for the 2019 MOS Summer Festival must send a headshot and a resume to and submit the non-refundable application fee. Please indicate what roles and operas you are interested in performing as well as the session in which you will be available.

Age limit: 34 years old (Session 1) - 40 Years old (Wagner Division) 

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.

Candidates for the Wagner Division must send at least 1 aria by R. Wagner or by R. Strauss


Audition Dates 

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

  1. September 29th - 30th

  2. October 20th

  3. November 17th

  4. December 15th - 16th

  5. January 19th - 20th

  6. February 16th - 17th

  7. March 24th


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. 

Audition Fee: 35 Dollars (Early bird by 11/10/18 28 Dollars)


$2,950 The tuition includes all the courses and activities of the 2019 MOS Summer Festival.

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