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The International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia is proud to announce its 2024 Program!

The magical city of Morelia offers a summer you will never forget in your life. This baroque city built in the 16th century is an outstanding example of  architectural beauty, Mexican culture, and culinary adventures.

The International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia was founded in 2019 and it has become a great platform for artists, as our very well accomplished mission is making you stand out and show your potential to the world so you can create better opportunities for yourself and your future.

This year you will have the opportunity to perform in fully staged opera productions of Mozart's Don Giovanni and Bizet's Carmen, and our gala with piano in a very special venue. You will have access to exceptional voice lessons and coaching with acclaimed teachers and mentors. All the roles for the two operas are open at the moment.

In 2024 we are pleased to offer opportunities in two exciting cities, Morelia in México, and Belgrade in Serbia. Please see details for each of the programs below.

Application Process

Please complete the online application to begin the process. You will be asked to upload a headshot, bio/resume, and a link to a Youtube video of your audition piece.

Applicants will also need to pay the $35 application fee. Instructions for doing so are available within the application form. Please note that your application is not considered complete until the application fee has been paid.

 

Payment Process

A payment of $1000 USD will be required by April 20, 2024 to secure your role. Remaining payments may be made over time.

 

Morelia, México

June 9–30, 2024
Full Production package: $3500 USD  (three weeks)

  • Participation in one of the productions:
    • Don Giovanni (W. Mozart) with chamber orchestra TBD
    • Carmen (G. Bizet) with full orchestra TBD
  • 1 weekly singing lesson
  • Master class
  • Opera gala with piano in a very special venue
  • Mini concerts with piano
  • Hotel with breakfast included in double rooms in Morelia, Mexico. 


Belgrade, Serbia

August 5–23, 2024
Full Production package: $3500 USD  (Three weeks)

Participation in one of the productions

    • Carmen (G. Bizet) with full orchestra TBD
    • Alcina (G.F. Handel) with piano
  • 1 weekly singing lesson
  • 1 weekly coaching lesson
  • Master class
  • Opera Gala with full orchestra TBD in a special venue
  • Hotel with breakfast included in double rooms in Belgrade, Serbia


Additional Information

Combination packages
Participants interested in participating in more than one city receive a discount on additional locations.

Combination discount applies for Morelia and Serbia package (three week programs), $500 USD on each site.​ The fee for participation in both the Morelia and Serbia locations would be $6000 USD (instead of the standard $7000.)

Mexican package
$800 USD / $16,000 MXN (with Mexican passport)

  • Participation in one of the productions (Full production) ​
    • Carmen (G. Bizet) with full orchestra TBD
    • Don Giovanni (W. Mozart) with chamber orchestra TBD
  • 1 weekly singing lesson
  • Master class
  • Opera gala (possible participation will be determined by the musical director)
  • Mini piano concerts
  • In Morelia, Mexico
  • Hotel and breakfast NOT included.

Paquete especial para cantantes mexicanos $800 USD
(Los participantes deberán contar con pasaporte mexicano o credencial del IFE)

  • Transporte desde el aeropuerto incluido. Hotel no incluido.

Oyentes package ($5000 MXN)
For artists who merely want to learn by observation. This two-week package includes:​

  • ​​Attendance at all rehearsals, lessons, recitals, and masterclasses (no participation)
  • ​Does not include hotel or breakfast

Alternates/Covers
Alternates may be invited to perform their role in the main stage productions at the discretion of the directors, if there is an opening in the main cast.

Role Study
Artists will be able to study a role by attending the main cast’s coachings and rehearsals for that role. No individual coachings nor performances for that role will be included for the role study participants