What are the NYIOPs?
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!
Who will hear you?
All of the representatives coming to the final NYIOP Auditions from the houses are casting level representatives and their houses have positions to fill in the current and upcoming seasons. Most of the representatives are in charge of casting hundreds of performances a year and usually stay in the opera business for years to come, so the long-term benefit of singing for these directors can be substantial. Each audition session will be attended by representatives of numerous international opera houses or festivals.
The NYIOP Preview Audition Panel will consist a number of European casting directors, North American casting directors, agents and NYIOP Staff or invited consultants. All decisions by the NYIOP Screening Panel are final. All decisions of who we hear at any period during the audition process are solely at NYIOP’s descretion.