Announcing the NYIOP NYC – 22-24 March 2017

Привлечение Международных Оперных Театров для прослушивания вокалистов – 24-26 апреля 2017

David Blackburn is offering a VERY limited number of 45-min private sessions in NYC ONLY on 21 March 2017.  The cost for the sessions is $200 and the room cost is included.  You need to bring a pianist.  If you are interested in scheduling a session, please write David at


Announcing NYIOP New York City – 22-24 March 2017

Bringing a diverse group of international opera theaters to NYC to cast singers


 22 – 24 March 2017

Theaters currently expected to attend are:

  • Wiener Staatsoper, Austria
  • Opera Hong Kong
  • Macau International Opera Festival
  • Semperoper Dresden, Germany
  • Staatstheater Nürnberg, Germany
  • Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Italy
  • Opéra-Orchestra National de Montpellier, France




Numerous contracts have been offered as a result of the December 2016 NYIOP Casting Session in New York City and are currently in negotiation. More are expected.


Recent rave reviews from our Facebook page:

“I would recommend NYIOP to anyone who is looking for the golden standard of opera singing. The folks at NYIOP are a wealth of knowledge. Their ability to direct a singers future and help them prepare the appropriate repertoire is uncanny! I would recommend this company to anyone looking to sing at their full potential.”

“I’ve done the auditions 3 years in a row and have had a great experience. Getting the opportunity to sing for a variety of opera houses all at once is great. Every year I’ve done the auditions something positive has come from it. The staff has only gotten better over the years and are actively improving some of the things I see have been negatively reviewed in the past. Getting to sing for European houses and possibly getting a job and not spending thousands of dollars on an audition trip is worth it.”

“The most recent set of NYIOPS has been the best – I have done the auditions two or three times in total. The company representatives in this round had legitimate casting power and the ability to offer contracts, which had been a concern in the past. Most importantly, the NYIOP staff took a great deal of time with very detailed feedback that is honest and constructive, and something I can use concretely in moving forward.”

“NYIOP is a great opportunity for the singers of this generation. Frankly….. It is getting harder and harder to get an opportunity for us (singers) to sing for an this level of crowds (Major opera house casting personnels) if you don’t have a connection or know the right person. I know it is a lot of money but think about how much u pay for the general auditions just for one company (roughly $25-$150? depend on the productions , right?). And with NYIOP you got to sing for at least 5 to 10 companies all over the world.. (saved your airfare right here too haha..). I think it was worth money to hear all feedbacks also. Long story short…For me; there was no way to get an opportunity to audition for these people in my lifetime but i sang for them and heard what they thought about my performance, thanks to NYIOP. Good luck to u all!!”



NYIOP is more informative, inclusive, accessible and affordable than ever before!

  • Full casting breakdown and roles being cast will be posted below as they are received from theaters
  • More theaters may be added. Theaters attending is subject to change.
  • Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis whether singers are managed or not.
  • There will be NO preselection or vetting rounds for these auditions, whatsoever. If you have registered and paid your fee you will be heard by the entire panel of houses.
  • Online registration is open now.
  • The auditions will take place at NYIOP’s new home: The Christian Scientist Church on 68th and Central Park West – a fantastic venue with one of the best acoustics in New York City.
  • Pianists are not provided – you must bring your own pianist.
  • Personal one-on-one feedback will be available for those who wish (additional fees will apply)
  • Fee: $290 each session (less than the cost of two voice lessons with many NYC voice teachers)






Here are the Casting needs we have Received from these Theaters

Specific Voice Types sought:

  • Soprano lirico spinto
  • Tenors for Verdi and Puccini
  • Basses
  • Light Tenor for Early Music
  • Countertenor for Monteverde
  • Lyric Mezzo soprano

Full Casts sought for future seasons:

  • Madama Butterfly
  • Aida
  • Carmen
  • Don Carlo
  • Tosca
  • Turandot
  • Carmen
  • Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Pagliacci
  • Un ballo maschera
  • L’italiano in Algieri
  • Manfred – Robert Schumann
  • Peer Gynt (staged)
  • Carmen
  • Nabucco




Click below to make payment for an audition via PayPal – this does NOT schedule you so you must inform us if you make a payment and have not scheduled a time already:



You can also make a fee payment via Venmo by sending $290 to @NYIOP and emailing us to let us know you made the payment so we can schedule you ASAP

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