We would like to reassure every applicant that all videos submitted in an application will have been viewed in their entirety at least twice.

Our application portal YAP Tracker and have confirmed that due to the security encryption it uses, analytics tracking is blocked, therefore any videos viewed through YAP Tracker do not register click-throughs or views.

An official statement from YAP Tracker is included below:

“We use a privacy enhanced mode when embedding YouTube videos on YAP Tracker, and it is our understanding and our intention that viewing behaviour is therefore not tracked. We have made this clear on several occasions, including a recent forum on OPERA America. The video of that event can be viewed here if anyone would like further clarification.

https://www.operaamerica.org/industry-resources/2021/202103/behind-the-table-demystifying-the-opera-audition/