Applications for the 2019/2020 Vocal Competition are now OPEN!
Applications are now open for The Dallas Opera Guild Biennial Lone Star Vocal Competition, a new competition for accomplished young artists with Texas connections. Applications will be accepted only through YAP Tracker (see link below.)
Applications will close on February 14, 2020, and the competition semi-finalists will be announced on March 15, 2020. There is a $20 application fee.
The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are pleased to a state-based vocal competition to alternate every other year with The Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition.
The state competition is open to singers, age 18 through 30 (as of May 9, 2020), who are Texas residents or students. Applicants may not have a participated in any Young Artist or Resident Artist Program with a professional opera company, or, had any prior principal artist contract with an opera company.
The Spring 2020 Competition will offer thousands of dollars in prize money to Texas-based singers. The winner will also be guaranteed a spot in the Semi-Finals Round of The Dallas Opera’s National Vocal Competition taking place the following year, along with the chance to perform for an audience of Dallas Opera Board and Trustees.
At the judges’ discretion (contingent on available funding), cash awards may be given to First, Second, and Third place winners; Encouragement Awards may also be given. The annual People’s Choice Award is bestowed on the audience favorite, determined by a secret ballot vote following the final contestant’s performance.
Each year, funding must be raised anew to cover operating expenses and cash awards. Preparing for the annual event is a year-long process, organized and managed by The Dallas Guild volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of their time, talents, and financial resources to help offset the costs. Loyal individuals and businesses in the community also underwrite many of the services, thereby increasing the amount of funding available to directly support these young singers.
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