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What are the NYIOP Auditions?

The NYIOP International Auditions, or the NYIOPs, were born out of the frustration facing aspiring international opera singers in their desire to audition for European, Domestic and International opera houses. The concept behind the NYIOPs reverses the traditional understanding of international opera auditions: The opera companies travel to hear the singers!

The NYIOP Process allows a singer the opportunity to be heard by numerous houses in one audition, also dramatically cutting the high costs traditionally associated with an “audition tour.” Thanks to the NYIOPs, the international opera market is finally open to singers from all over the world. All it takes is one audition!

Why sing a NYIOP Audition?

The NYIOP Auditions provide a way for professional opera singers to audition for international opera festivals and houses of all levels in one convenient. The NYIOP Auditions take place several times per season in New York City and also several times per season in other international cultural centers. Audition tours usually cost thousands of dollars and can last several months. In addition, a “successful” audition tour could net only a few house auditions over the span of several months. With the NYIOPs all of that has changed. Singing for the NYIOP Auditions matches the best-case outcome of an audition tour and all at a fraction of the cost. In addition, many of the houses who attend the NYIOP Auditions now know the value of these days and wait to cast their open roles until they hear who is coming to the NYIOPs!


NYIOP Scouting Auditions will be held around the world during different periods solely for the process of SCOUTING TALENT to be connected with agencies and theaters on a consulting basis.  These auditions will be primarily for NYIOP Scouts and the fee for these will be far below the normal costs for a NYIOP Audition Presentation.  However, the long-term possibilities that can come from one of these Scouting Auditions is immense, as we are constantly in contact with agencies and theaters worldwide to discuss talent we have heard and seen.