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Recruitment

Atelier Lyrique

2014-2015 Season

The Paris Opera is offering a training programme to give young singers and coaches on the threshold of their career the best possible opportunities to achieve professional success.

The aim of the Atelier Lyrique is to prepare these young artists for the conditions of their future profession by providing them with first-hand experience of the stage and by giving the public the chance to discover their work through concerts and operatic performances.

Above all, it is crucial for them to learn how to interpret a score, understand its intrinsic drama, acquire a sense of musical discipline and discover what it is to be fully committed to a musical and theatrical project.

Recruitment auditions

Auditions will be held in the Studio Bastille (at the Paris Opera - Bastille):

For singers from 20th to 25th January, 2014
For apprentice coaches on 29th January, 2014
Auditions for young singers will include of a series of qualifying phases with a final audition on 25th January 2014


The activities of the Atelier Lyrique will begin on October 1st, 2014.

Conditions of residence: No fees will be levied.

Students will be paid a monthly stipend of 1.870 euros (before taxes), from October 2014 up to and including June 2015.
In some cases, they may be called to work on some of the Paris Opera’s productions. The stipend imposes certain professional obligations with respect to the Opera which are outlined in a leaflet which will be sent to each candidate along with a notice of their auditions.

Programme of activities

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For singers

Perfecting and promoting young singers’ talents is a fundamental objective of the Paris Opera.

The educational programme includes:

> a structured approach to the various repertoires through workshops organized and overseen by recognised specialists in the field
> role study
> classes around the various works studied (pronunciation classes, diction and vocal control, theatre workshops, body dynamics)
> possible participation in Paris Opera productions (secondary roles or understudies)
> participation in concerts and productions with orchestral accompaniment.

Trainees are enrolled for one season with the possibility of continuing for one additional season.

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For coaches

The programme will enable pianists to acquire specific coaching skills.

Trainees are enrolled for one season with the possibility of continuing for one additional season.

Coaches are required to attend the Atelier Lyrique for a minimum 25 hours per week.

Coaches will be expected to work with singers themselves under the guidance of a vocal-coach. Trainees will also be given the opportunity to accompany certain concerts or performances by the Atelier Lyrique.


 

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ENROLMENT CONDITIONS

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For singers

Singers must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 30 years of age on October 1st, 2014, being born after October 1st, 1983.
Applications should be sent no later than January 3rd, 2014 to:

Atelier Lyrique - Opéra national de Paris
120, rue de Lyon – 75012 Paris
Telephone: +33 1 40 01 17 52 – Fax: +33 1 40 01 17 87
E-mail:atelierlyrique@operadeparis.fr

No applications will be accepted after January 3rd, 2014.
Postal applications must be postmarked on that day or earlier.

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All applications must include:
> a photocopy of the candidate’s identity card or passport
> a curriculum vitae outlining the candidate’s educational background and repertoire
> a recent photograph
> an application form correctly filled-out, dated and signed

The auditions

The make up of the jury will be established by the Director of the Paris Opera.

Auditions are not open to the public.

All candidates must prepare a selection of five opera arias in three different languages. One of the three languages must be French. The arias must be memorized and candidates must bring the scores required for the accompanist. The Atelier Lyrique provides candidates with an accompanist. Candidates may be accompanied by their own personal pianist.

The candidate will choose and introduce the first aria.
The jury may listen to all or part of a second aria selected from the list prepared by the candidate.

The results will be made known from 27th, January 2014.

Selected candidates undertake to make themselves wholly available to the Opera for the entire duration of their contract unless they have written authorization to the contrary.
A candidate who has previously signed a contract that could prevent him / her from participating in a Paris Opera production will be eliminated.

All decisions of the jury are final.

• Applications which are incomplete, or received after the closing date will not be considered.
• An initial selection may be carried out from written applications.
• Successful candidates will be notified by E-mail.
• The date and time of an audition cannot be changed at the candidate’s request.


For coaches

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 30 years of age on October 1st 2014, being born after October 1st 1983.
Candidates should possess a sound technique and good sight reading.

Applications should be sent no later than 3rd January 2014 to:

Atelier Lyrique - Opéra national de Paris
120, rue de Lyon - 75012 Paris
Téléphone : 33 1 40 01 17 52 - Fax 33 1 40 01 17 87
E-mail : atelierlyrique@operadeparis.fr

No applications will be accepted after January 3rd 2014.
Postal applications must be postmarked that day or earlier.

Download the application form

All applications must include:
> a photocopy of the candidate’s identity card or passport
> a curriculum vitae outlining the candidate’s educational background and repertoire
> a recent photograph
> an application form correctly filled-out, dated and signed

The audition

Candidates will need to prepare :

- Two piano pieces :
Franz Schubert Impromptu opus 90, n° 3, G flat major
Franz Liszt Concert Paraphrase of Rigoletto
- An opéra :
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème
Candidates will be expected to sing each of the roles as chosen by the jury
- The audition will include a sight-reading test
- Finally, candidates will be required to give a lesson to a singer.
The lesson will be on one of the following works chosen by the jury :
Massenet Werther, Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande, Mozart Don Giovanni, Donizetti Lucia Di Lammermoor Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia

The make up of the jury will be established by the Director of the Paris Opera.
Auditions are not open to the public. The results will be made known from 30th, January 2014.

Selected candidates undertake to make themselves wholly available to the Opera for the entire duration of their contract unless they have written authorization to the contrary.
A candidate who has previously signed a contact that could prevent him/her from participating in a Paris Opera production will be elimanated.

All decisions of the jury are final.

• Applications which are incomplete, or received after the closing date will not be considered.
• An initial selection may be carried out from written applications.
• Successful candidates will be notified by E-mail.
• The date and time of an audition cannot be changed at the candidate’s request.

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