Cosi Fan Tutte & Popopera

JUNE 24 – JULY 15, 2021

Boris Brott

Artistic Director

Taras Kulish

Co-Artistic Director

Welcome

Please note, 2021 Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for 2022 program information.

BROTTOPERA is a three (3)  week paid opera program 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 8th edition of the program, based in Hamilton Ontario, will offer:

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

BROTTOPERA 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. Don’t miss this chance….APPLY NOW!

The Program

The program will offer a fully staged production of Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE (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 follows:

COVID19 Information

The nature of BrottOpera will depend upon Covid-19 health restrictions. It is our intention to invite successful applicants to Hamilton for the program to take place live and in person should health restrictions allow. Otherwise the program will take place digitally.

Requested Audition Repetoire

  • 1 aria in Italian (from the role you are auditioning for)
  • 1 Mozart aria
  • Optional: 1 aria of your choice
  • Lodging

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

    Stipends

    • Fiordiligi (soprano)………………………$1,000
    • Dorabella (mezzo)……………………….$1,000
    • Guglielmo (baritone)……………………$1,000
    • Ferrando (tenor)………………………….$1,000
    • Despina (soprano)……………………….$800
    • Don Alfonso (bass-baritone)………..$800

    Application Deadline

    Application deadline is January 30, 2021.
    Everyone is guaranteed an audtion. (recorded auditions only)

    Be prepared.  Please note that you will be asked for the following during the application process:

    • A $50 CAD non-refundable application fee.  Visa/MC and Amex accepted.
    • Your resume (2-page max)
    • Your headshot photo.
    • Video submission (Google Docs, Dropbox, or URL)

    Please note that applicants cannot submit their application without payment.  If you encounter any issues, please contact us at [email protected] 

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