July 5-30 - Live Program
Coach any role of your choice with our incredible staff of coaches, including Maestro Nicolas Giusti and Jeffrey Price.
UVAA welcomed four of the most exciting operatic performers in the world in 2021:
2022 Guest Artists
2021 Staff - 2022 Staff will be confirmed soon
Since 2011, UVAA has been providing singers the valuable opportunity to build their resumes outside of academia by performing full operatic roles with orchestra, while coaching and training with our excellent musical and acting staff and world class guest artists. The program provides instruction, networking, and experience geared towards career development within the field of opera. Many of our past participants have gone on to have successful careers.
Dates: July 5-30, 2022
Location: Orem, UT (Noorda Center for the Performing Arts on Utah Valley University campus and other local locations)
Applications: Priority deadline is February 10th, 2022, however we will accept applications until all roles are filled.
Utah Vocal Arts Academy is using Yaptracker for our applications this season. Applications will be available shortly. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to Yaptracker to use the application form, though you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Registration can be completed at http://www.yaptracker.com.
Application requirements: Applicants should prepare (2) contrasting opera arias for online video submission. Please make sure that the audio and video are of a good quality. Video should be close enough to see facial expressions if possible. Studio recorded (mixed and sound engineered) videos are not acceptable. We are looking for live, unmixed singing.
Repertoire and roles 2021:
Dvorak's Rusalka - sung in Czech:
Rusalka – Soprano
Foreign Princess – Soprano
Turnspit – Soprano
1st Sprite – Soprano
2nd Sprite – Soprano
3rd Sprite – Mezzo or Contralto
Jezibaba – Mezzo
Prince – Tenor
Gamekeeper – Baritone
Water Gnome – Bass
Puccini's Gianni Schicchi - sung in Italian:
Lauretta – Soprano
Nella – Soprano
La Ciesca – Soprano or Mezzo
Zita – Mezzo
Rinuccio – Tenor
Gherardo – Tenor
Gianni Schicchi – Baritone
Marco – Baritone
Betto – Baritone or Bass
Simone – Bass
Spinelloccio – Bass
Notario – Bass
Purcell's Dido and Æneas - sung in English:
Dido – Soprano or Mezzo
Belinda – Soprano
2nd Woman – Soprano
Sorceress – Mezzo or Baritone
1st Witch – Soprano or Countertenor
2nd Witch – Mezzo or Countertenor
Spirit – Soprano or Countertenor
Sailor – Soprano or Tenor
Æneas – Tenor or Baritone
Mozart's The Impresario - sung in English
Mlle. Silverpeal – Soprano
Mme. Herz – Soprano
M. Vogelsang – Tenor
Buff – Bass
Frank – Spoken
Program Cost: (Tuition is non-refundable under any circumstance)
Full participant: $2,600* (Includes a role in a main stage opera, participation in master classes and acting classes, weekly private coachings, other performances as scheduled)
Chorus only: $2,000* (Includes choral assignment in main stage operas, weekly private coachings, master classes, acting classes)
Auditor: $1,000* (Attendance at all master classes, acting classes, performances)
*Housing, transportation, and food costs for out of state participants are not included. UVAA has an agreement with a nearby apartment complex that is very affordable. The cost usually ranges from $400-550 depending on the particular accommodations and utilities desired.
CFAR Travel Insurance:
Since program tuition is non-refundable, we strongly recommend that each participant purchase (before paying tuition or booking travel) Cancel For Any Reason travel insurance in the amount of UVAA tuition plus housing and airfare.
All UVAA participants are expected to arrive on the first day 100% memorized in all their role assignments. We will run the operas that day and establish who is off-book. All those not completely off-book will automatically be moved to cover status. Singers who had previously been assigned a cover status will then be moved into active role assignments.
Off-night chorus policy:
All singers will sing in the chorus on their off-night in one or both operas.
Please arrange to fly into Salt Lake City International Airport, or possibly Provo Municipal. All airfare and travel costs are the sole responsibility of the participant. Specific arrival and check-in dates should be cleared with the apartment complex management. You should be in Orem by 9am on July 5th. Departure should be July 31st.
Questions? Contact UVAA Office Manager, Hannah Boyack: firstname.lastname@example.org