The Anonymous Audition Project 2021

We are happy to announce the world’s only 100% blind discovery process for all international opera singers to be judged solely by their voice alone!


THE PROCESS:

General Info

  • EARLY Registration Fee: $40 (deadline 22 January) save 20%!

  • Regular Registration Fee: $50 (deadline 12 February)

  • 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 Submissions

  • All submissions will be reviewed by the entire panel.

  • ALL submissions must be without video - either blacked out video submissions not showing your body or face or pure audio submissions only.

  • 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 all the artists who have been heard Live via Zoom, the panel will then choose up to 15 artists to be REVEALED ONLINE via our Livestreamed concert event!

 

Each of the winning artists chosen by the panel to be revealed, will stream their performance LIVE from their specific location on Saturday, February 27, 2021. 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!

 

This LIVE presentation 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!

Benefits of The Anonymous Audition Project

Balanced

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

International

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

100% Blind

NO Videos/Pics - NO CVs - NO Names - 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. 

Panel

A listening panel of 6+ International Casting Professionals will hear all rounds of the project.

Livestreamed 

The panel will choose up to 15 singers to be REVEALED via a Live Concert Event that will be marketed worldwide.

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VASILISA BERZHANSKAYA

“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.”​

MICHAEL CHIOLDI

“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. ” 

DMITRY BELOSSELSKIY

“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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