First Round of auditions for singers will be by video submission.

Singer applications must be submitted using YAP Tracker and there will be a fee of £15 which will include the submission of your first round video audition. We would like to reassure every applicant that all videos submitted will be viewed in their entirety at least twice.

Your videos must adhere to the following requirements:

  • You must submit two audition pieces, of which:
    • both should be opera (no song or oratorio);
    • ideally two languages should be represented;
    • aim to show a variety of repertoire which presents vocal excellence and musical strengths.

Please note that:

  • Videos must be recorded within the last six months.

  • Each aria should be recorded in a single take and your pianist must be in shot. A video edited together from multiple takes will not be accepted. We don't mind multiple camera angles as long as the switching between cameras was carried out live. 

  • Each submission doesn't need to be recorded within the same recording session. 

  • Your recordings must be made in an audition setting with live piano accompaniment. Submissions of you in opera productions or concerts will not be accepted.

  • For pianists, the camera should be set up so we can see your fingers. 

  • 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)
  • 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: Aria_Opera_Composer. Please do not include your name as part of the video title.

  • All videos must be submitted via a YouTube link to your application page.

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