The 13th Glenarm Festival of Voice
Northern Ireland Opera are now accepting applications for the Vocal Competition and Peter Rankin Pianist Internship at The 13th Glenarm Festival of Voice 2023, taking place from Thursday 24th August until Sunday 27th August 2023.
The closing date for all applications is 6 p.m. on Friday 19th May 2023, and the finalists and pianist will be announced in June. For more details, email Laura Salt on [email protected].
Five finalists will have the opportunity to work on their repertoire with opera professionals from Thursday 24th August and attend all festival events before performing in the Competition Finale on Sunday 27th August for the Deborah Voigt Opera Prize before a distinguished jury.
The festival’s vocal competition is open to singers aged 18-28 born in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and entrants are required to be studying voice at 3rd level or privately and pursuing a career in opera. First prize for the winner of the Deborah Voigt Opera Prize is £2500. The winner of the Audience Prize receives £500.
Singers should submit two arias, one Baroque or Classical, and one of their own choice which should be in two different languages (one of which may be English). They must also submit a song composed or arranged by an Irish composer of the 20th or 21st century. Please submit a recording of your singing/playing that has not been used for any other competition applications or that has not been uploaded onto a social media platform. Recordings must date from 2023 to get an accurate idea of how you are currently singing.
CDs or MP3 files should be accompanied by a short CV and sent by email to Laura Salt at [email protected], or by post to: Laura Salt, General Manager, Northern Ireland Opera, Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR. Submissions can also be accepted in MP3 format by WeTransfer or Dropbox sent to the attention of Laura Salt at [email protected].
Peter Rankin Pianist Internship
The pianist will have the opportunity to work with opera professionals, play for coaching sessions, and attend all festival events. They will receive an award of £300. Northern Ireland Opera welcomes applications from pianists aged 18-28 born in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and entrants are required to be studying music at 3rd level or privately and pursuing a career in music. Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter, stating how the opportunity would be valuable to them, to Laura Salt at the details above.