Announcement of scholarships:
Confidencen Opera & Music Festival Young Artist Program 2024
As part of the Confidencen Opera & Music Festival, the Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen together with the artistic director Peter Spissky calls for young singers who want to develop their skills in the style of the Baroque within the Confidencen Opera & Music Festival Young Artist Program.
In its fifth year, four promising and upcoming singers will get the chance to work on baroque opera repertoire with internationally renowned coaches and musicians from the Confidencen Opera & Music Festival Orchestra. During the summer of 2024 the YAP participants will explore various aspects of the Baroque style culminating in three semi-staged performances.
The rehearsals, workshops and master classes will be led by mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, cembalist Marcus Mohlin, stage director Oskar Webrell and the artistic director of the festival, Peter Spissky. Apart from the musical training, the four singers will receive a practical workshop in entrepreneurship, PR, audition strategy and career advice.
The accepted applicants are each given a grant of SEK 15 000.
Place: Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen, Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
Dates: 8/8 – 18/8, 2024 (performances: 15, 17 & 18 August)
Ann Hallenberg Master class for singers
Oskar Webrell Stage direction
Marcus Mohlin Harpsichord
Peter Spissky Violin & Artistic Director
Singers of all voice types are welcome to apply. We also encourage singers with bigger voices, not only those who specialize in baroque historical style of singing. We are looking for healthy voices with sound technique and expressive musicality.
The applicants must have recently finished (or being currently active in) musical training on a university level.
Applications must include a statement describing why the applicant should be accepted to the academy. Attached with + CV + one aria from the Baroque era or a Mozart aria + one aria of the applicant’s choice.
One of these files must be a video recording.
Please also let us know where you learned about the program.
Applications are accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than
March 8, 2024
Confidencen Opera & Music Festival Young Artist Program is supported by
the Anders Wall Foundation.