If you would like to submit a video First Round Audition rather than attend a Live First Round Audition in London, you will have to select this option on YAP Tracker and submit your videos alongside your application.

This option has been made available for those who would find it difficult to attend a Live First Round Audition due to financial or time constraints, however, we do encourage attending a live audition as the best opportunity to fully represent your talent.

Your videos must adhere to the following requirements, which are the same for candidates who choose a live audition:

  • You should record three arias, of which;
    • all should be opera (no song or oratorio);
    • at least two languages should be represented;
    • at least one should be in English;
    • at least one should come from a contemporary opera (post-1980).

You may, if you wish, submit up to two additional arias. You are welcome to submit a post-1980 English aria.

Please note that:

  • Videos must be recorded after 16 September 2019. 
     
  • Each aria should be recorded in a single take; each take should be recorded within the same recording session.  This to ensure that the recordings reflect the same conditions as a live audition as closely as possible.

  • Recordings must be made entirely live, with piano accompaniment (no pre-recorded backing tracks). 

  • The video files may be submitted in any of the following file formats:
    • AVI (Audio Video Interleave)
    • FLV (Flash Video Format)
    • WMV (Windows Media Video)
    • MOV (Apple QuickTime Movie)
    • MP4 or MPEG-4 (Moving Pictures Expert Group 4)
       
  • Videos should be uploaded to the "My Profile" section of YAP Tracker, then added to your application form.
  • You may also upload your videos to Youtube and supply links as part of your form.
     
  • The recordings must not have any audio editing (including but not limited to reverb, equalisation or auto-tuning).

  • We do not stipulate any minimum requirements for the quality of the video recording, however, the panel must be able to see and hear you clearly.

  • Each recording file size must be less than 2gb.

  • The titles of each file should be labelled with your full name, the aria title and the opera from which it is taken

  • The recordings must be submitted through YAP Tracker in order to be considered.

If you have questions about your recordings, please contact [email protected]