Join us for our 17th Season of supportive opera training on the East Coast of Canada!
We offer an artist-centred approach that teaches and strengthens your stage skills in the context of rehearsing and performing an entire role in an opera.
We’ll be hearing all auditions digitally this year, and as long as your materials are in by November 6, 2022, you’ll be considered in the first round of singers.
The application form is live now!
How to apply for HSOF 2023
What does HSOF cost?
The fee for the 2023 workshop will be $1900 Canadian per person. The fee includes all artistic costs, including coachings, acting/movement and audition classes, rehearsals and masterclasses.
This does not include housing and travel.
We have a small amount of bursary/scholarship money we can award, and you must apply for this support at the time you apply for the program.
Who can apply?
The Halifax Summer Opera Festival is open to all performers, regardless of nationality or age.We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role we seek qualified performers, without regard to race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, within the confines of voice types (and sometimes not even then!) We strongly encourage trans singers to apply.
Depending on COVID conditions in the summer of 2023, we can anticipate a COVID policy similar to our 2022 policy — daily rapid testing, staying masked during rehearsals and isolating when ill.
How to apply
1. Fill in the application form and pay $25 application fee via PayPal.
2. Upload your audition materials (three contrasting pieces, one in English plus covering letter, c.v./bio, headshot and letter of recommendation) by November 6 to be included in the first round of casting. We will accept applications until all roles are filled.