Boris Brott, Artistic Director
Taras Kulish, Co-Artistic Director
June 25—July 16, 2020

Musical Staff

Coaching and training experience from some of today’s top industry professionals.

About Brott Opera

Brott Opera is Canada’s only summer Professional Emerging Artist Program. The duration of the program is three (3) weeks and is dedicated to offering highly talented emerging professional opera singers the opportunity and experience of performing with a full symphony orchestra. As part of the annual Brott Music Festival, this 6th edition of the program, based in Hamilton Ontario, will offer:

  • Paid stipend (see below)
  • Accommodations
  • Performance opportunities with full symphony orchestra
  • Coaching and training experience from some of today’s top industry professionals

Brott Opera is open to emerging professional opera singers of any age ready to take on roles and perform them with full symphony orchestra. Maestro Boris Brott, one of Canada’s most decorated conductors, has a strong passion for and experience of working with singers.


The Program

The program will offer a fully staged production of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI (in Italian), as well as POPOPERA, an opera excerpts concert, both with full symphony accompaniment. Selected singers will perform in both concerts. All singers should be of the highest professional standard when they arrive with their assigned role and repertoire memorized.


Double accommodations will be provided and singers will be remunerated as shown.

Understudy Program

Brott Opera includes an understudy program for all roles.  Click here to view the understudy PDF brochure.


Double occupancy shared apartment accommodations (private bedroom with kitchen) will be provided by BrottOpera at no charge. Free internet and free local calling are included.

Meals and Travel

Meals and travel are your own responsibility and at your own expense.


The application deadline is November 14th, 2019.

  1. Everyone is guaranteed an audtion. (audition notices will be assigned on a first come first serve basis)
  2. We will also accept video recorded audition.
  3. Submit an application online.
  4. Pay application fee $70 (non-refundable)
  5. Include your resume (max. 2 pages), be sure to include the names and contact information of at least 2 references from industry professionals (voice teacher, coach, conductor, etc.).
  6. Include a copy of your headshot.
  7. Audition notices will be emailed to you no later than one week after your application is received.


A pianist will be provided at the audition however you may bring your own.

Requested Audition Repertoire

  • One (1) aria in Italian.
  • One (1) Mozart aria (from the role you are auditioning for).
  • Optional: 1 aria of your choice.
View PDF Brochure
View Understudy PDF Brochure