The Anonymous Audition Project: German Repertoire



We are happy to announce the continuation of the world’s only 100% blind discovery process for all international opera singers. Come show the power of your voice alone.  Since the first Anonymous Audition Project in early 2021, NYIOP is committed to creating ongoing projects to help discover artists from all over the world based first and foremost on their singing!!


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For the ANON:DE Project, we will focus entirely on German-language repertoire.  This is defined as ANY operatic repertoire written originally in the German language, such as Wagner, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss, Lehar, Weber, Berg, some Mozart etc.


  • Boris Ignatov - Operndirektor, Staatsoper Stuttgart

  • Sebastian Schwarz - Sovrintendente, Teatro Regio di Torino

  • Georg Heckel - Intendant, Theater Detmold

  • Christian Timme - Künstlerisches Betriebsdirektor, Theater Dortmund

  • Jürgen Goriup - Casting Director, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München

  • Eric Margiore - Premiere Opera Foundation, Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Institute, Premiere Artist Management, Premiere Virtual Opera Institute

  • Chris Carroll - Christopher Carroll Artists Management UK


General Info​​

  • EARLY REGISTRATION Discount: $40 (deadline by 11:59pm on 28 June 2021 - EXTENDED!)

  • Regular Registration Fee: $50 (Final deadline EXTENDED to 12:00pm on 12 July 2021)

  • No Age Limit.

  • The same panel for every round of the project. 

  • No Names will be given to the panel - all registered artists will be given a number for identification for the duration of the project.

  • No Photo, no CV, or any other Information will be given to the panel at any point.

First Round Hearing - Anonymous Audio/Video Submissions

  • All submissions will be reviewed by the entire panel.

  • ALL submissions must be either blank or black-screen video with audio only - not showing your body or face (blind), or pure audio submissions.

  • All Submissions must be recorded within the past 18 months. 

  • The panel will select up to 50 artists to invite to the live second round hearing.


Second Round Hearing - Anonymous Live Zoom


  • Each of the up to 50 chosen artists from the First Round Hearing will then be heard LIVE via a Zoom presentation. 

  • Those chosen for the LIVE Zoom Audition will pay an additional $50 fee - making it a total of $100 paid (the same as a standard NYIOP Zoom Audition).

  • Each selected artist will be heard OFF-CAMERA and the artists’ Zoom name must be changed to match their participant number.

  • The Panel will be ON-CAMERA during the entire process.

  • This round will function like a standard audition where the artist presents their first selection and then the panel will choose any other pieces they wish to hear.  

  • All singers in this round will have their complete materials and links to actual videos sent to the panel, other casting directors, and industry professionals on the day of the final REVEAL Concert.


After the Anonymous Live Zoom, the panel will then choose up to 10 artists to be REVEALED ONLINE via our Livestreamed Concert Event! During the concert, we will have live interviews with each of the artists and then play pre-recorded videos of arias to ensure audio and video quality.


The Final Reveal Concert will feature the chosen artists interviewed LIVE from their specific location on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @7pm. This will be the FIRST TIME in the entire process that the world (and the panel) gets to see the artist and know their name!


The LIVE REVEAL Concert will be marketed across all theaters and agencies via NYIOP’s contact database, as well as marketed live to the public via social media and email campaigns - so everyone can see your UNVEILING!

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Benefits of The Anonymous Audition Project


A truly balanced and equitable discovery project that removes biases and barriers.


Open to ANYONE from any country in the world. No travel required.

100% Blind

NO CVs - NO Names - NO Pics - NO Age Limits. The entire process will be anonymous. 

Easy Registration

All Artists will register online and upload their materials.  ONLY the audio/blind video links will be sent to the panel. 


A listening panel of International Casting Professionals will hear all rounds of the project.


The panel will choose up to 10 singers to be REVEALED via a Live Concert Event that will be marketed worldwide.



“Прослушивания NYIOP дают возможность молодым певцам начать международную оперную карьеру. Я очень счастлива, что благодаря Дэвиду Блекберну и прослушиваниям я получила контракт с одним из лучших европейских оперных театров, в котором начну работать уже в сентябре этого года.”​



“The return on my investment over the years has been huge. I personally have been hired more than 6 times from extremely good theaters through out Europe, China, and the USA. ” 

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“I am very grateful to NYIOP and personally to David Blackburn. When I was  just starting my career, I received a number of important contracts after auditioning at NYIOP and so did several friends of mine. Therefore I strongly recommend any young singer to take part in these auditions.”

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