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SOLO SINGERS: the application window for BVA projects in the 2024-2025 season is now open, and will close on Friday 15th March 2024. We invite applications from those who would like to be considered for principal roles (as listed) in the following works:

Mozart, highlights in concert from

DON GIOVANNI

3rd September, 2024 

(orchestral rehearsals 2nd and 3rd September - soloists must be available on both dates)

Don Giovanni; Don Ottavio; Leporello; Donna Anna; Donna Elvira; Masetto; Zerlina; Commendatore

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Tchaikovsky, highlights in concert from

EUGENE ONEGIN

14th January, 2025

(orchestral rehearsals 13th and 14th January - soloists must be available on both dates)

Onegin; Tatiana; Olga; Lensky; Gremin

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 To apply, please send the items listed below to 

info@brunswickvocalarts.com

i) a brief statement including the role(s) for which you would like to be considered, outlining recent developments/highlights from your studies/singing career to date, and including your reasons for wishing to participate

ii) a link to recent video footage of your work (ideally an aria by Mozart or Tchaikovsky, otherwise something in an appropriately similar style and Fach)

iii) the name and contact details of a referee, and their working relationship to you

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BVA performance project soloists receive:

i) up to six hours of intensive, one-to-one coaching/conductor piano rehearsal time on their role (on mutually agreed dates), prior to working with the orchestra

ii) a central London role debut performance with a reduced orchestra made up of experienced opera professionals, to which industry decision-makers and casting agents are invited

iii) professionally recorded video footage of their concert items (subject to approval by all involved) for use as publicity/website material 

iv) a generous expenses payment to cover/contribute towards their costs

Previous BVA soloists' feedback:

'BVA provided a vital opportunity to showcase my skills in London, where I hope to work more in future. A professional live recording was made, which I'll use to apply for auditions. The top-level coaching, not only on the music, but exploring detailed nuances in the libretto, was deeply valuable.'  Sarah Richmond

'The BVA atmosphere has been nurturing and demanding in the best way. We've been carefully guided to dig deeper in our interpretations, helping us to mine for meaning and subtext, without compromising the vocal demands of the music. Working with BVA has made me a better artist.'  Charles Styles

'Preparing this role and working on portraying the character with Gary was fantastic. It was inspiring to share the stage with such brilliant colleagues, and the venue and audience were both great. Apply!'  Chuma Sijeqa 

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​CHORAL SINGERS: Brunswick Vocal Arts is always looking for enthusiastic amateur singers to join our Community Opera Chorus. Do you have a good singing voice? Are you friendly? Not fazed by the idea of learning to sing (with expert help of course) in Italian, and occasionally other languages? Then we’d like to hear from you! Our Chorus rehearsals take place on two Sunday afternoons, and then on the afternoon of the concert day (usually a Tuesday), prior to the performance. If this is of interest to you. please contact us, telling us a little about yourself and why you’d like to sing with us.

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Brunswick Vocal Arts is committed to diversity and equality. We are seeking to support talent from the widest possible range of backgrounds, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.

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Brunswick Vocal Arts

Registered Charity No. 1202624

Artistic Director - Gary Matthewman

Founding Trustees - Claire Barnett-Jones, Carl Jackson, David Wakefield

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