Welcome, Agents

Producers must continue future planning beyond the 20-21 season and this is the only professional way to be heard LIVE during the COVID period.  All  Artists must maintain visibility within the industry until physical auditions resume. 


For almost 20 years, NYIOP and its Founder, David Blackburn, has redefined how the opera industry auditions artists, having generated interest in thousands of singers.  With the NYIOP Virtual Auditions for 2020 we have again set the Industry Standard for how the opera business will hear artists worldwide.  The NYIOP process is created to provide your artists the opportunity to present themselves professionally at the highest level from anywhere in the world, whether by Zoom or Live Streamed audition. 

Listen to David's message about the NYIOP Virtual experience. 

NYIOP LIVE Stream Specs

• High Def video and audio streaming worldwide to casting professionals
• Artistic interaction with an on-site pianist
• List of producers who plan to view live stream as well as those who view it after the actual event
• Agent can be on stream during their artists’ auditions
• Blocks of time for agencies can be arranged
• Live chat interaction to allow for audition flow with choice for second arias
• Fully compliant to all local health regulations for safety of artists on-site and for all involved
• Fees kept low to allow professional presentation during this time - only $250 for LIVE Stream auditions including fee for pianist
• VERY limited number of artists due to health regulations - max of 34 per day
• Artists submitted via management given priority for scheduling

What is The NYIOP Virtual Standard?

• Professional High-end equipment and settings will be used at all Live Stream events worldwide. •The Setup in the venue will be consistent across all locations for continuity of audio/video

How can NYIOPs Virtual Platform benefit your artist

There is no other standardized and trusted way for your artists to be heard In today’s market - internationally, professionally, trusted - and genuinely created and curated to allow them to show themselves at their very best. That is what NYIOP is offering.

Benefits of a Live Stream


LIVE and trustworthy online auditions.

All auditions are live presentations, no matter what platform is used.


Online for professional viewing

after the LIVE stream and  listed in the NYIOP database.


   Live Streamed via HD video and

audio using the highest

international standards


VERY Limited number of spaces for

each city and date


Real-time possibilities to discuss potential artists opportunities and 

LIVE online interactions when artists

are singing for producers.

COVID Safety

Socially distanced and fully compliant

with each local health authority

guidelines for safety

Upcoming Auditions

Zoom - 12 September & 26 September 2020 

LIVE Stream Auditions: Berlin - 15 September 2020 

Zoom Agency - 30 September & 1st October 2020

LIVE Stream Auditions: New York - 8 October 2020 

LIVE Stream Auditions: London - 12 November 2020 

LIVE Stream Auditions: Vienna - 24 November 2020  

Other cities in planning for Fall 2020: Tel Aviv, Beijing/Shanghai, Santiago Chile

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Virtual auditions begin on the 12th & 26th September 2020