Process and Eligibility

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Some auditions require a Preview Scouting Audition.
Each session will list this clearly before you register.

NYIOP Preview Scouting Audition Process

If an audition requires a Preview Scouting Audition, this is the process.  Each and every singer who registers will be heard by the NYIOP Preview Scouting Audition Panel. The NYIOP Preview Scouting Audition Panel can consist of a number of casting directors, agents and NYIOP Scouts or invited consultants.  At the end of the Scouting Auditions the panel will decide which singers will be passed on to the Final Auditions. Anyone passed from the Preview Scouting Auditions into the Final Auditions will not pay any additional fee.  All decisions by the NYIOP Preview Scouting Audition Panel are final.

All decisions of whom we hear at any period during the audition process are solely at NYIOP’s discretion. This includes the NYIOP Preview Scouting Auditions.


The NYIOP Auditions are open to any professional opera singer, managed or unmanaged. Singers will be passed into the final auditions based on a variety of criteria, based on professional viability and usefulness to professional opera houses at a variety of levels.