Program dates: June 1, 2020 - July 16, 2020

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 5, 2019

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Teatro Nuovo is a Bel Canto festival accompanied by an innovative training program designed to provide opportunities and information not generally available elsewhere. Its unusual features include the collaboration of a period-instrument orchestra; in-depth seminars in historical performance practice and ornamentation; a multi-level program of Italian language and poetry study, and daily coachings and masterclasses.  

RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM
Resident Artists receive variable stipends starting at a base rate of $2,500, plus housing for the entire period. The stipend is augmented for those cast in leading mainstage roles, designated Resident Principal Artists.  Other Resident Artists may also earn augmented stipends if they choose chorus participation, which is not required, and is compensated separately if chosen. All Resident Artists will sing or cover mainstage principal roles.

STUDIO ARTIST PROGRAM
Studio Artists receive a stipend of $1,250 plus housing, will sing or cover secondary roles, and will participate in an active program of "study cover" work on principal roles. Choral participation is required. Studio artists also have opportunities to appear as soloists in oratorio and chamber music programs.

A detailed description of our goals and curriculum is available here.

AUDITION DATES:
Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26; Nov. 15,16; Dec. 6,7 (Note: Initial offers will be made after the October auditions; see YAPtracker posting for details.)

AUDITION LOCATION:
820 West End Avenue, Apt. 9F
New York, NY 10025

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be reviewed, and auditions will be granted on a rolling basis. Applications are taken through YAPtracker.com. You do not have to have a paid YAPtracker account to use its services, and there is no application fee.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
At least two recent recordings and a current resumé and headshot must be uploaded with the completed application form on YAPTracker. The recordings may be of any genre (including song and oratorio), any period, and any language, as long as they give us a clear idea of your skills in two areas: 1) sustained legato singing with long notes; 2) agility in florid music. 
 
If you have no recent recordings showing coloratura agility, you should record yourself on your phone singing some coloratura passages or agility exercises of your choice, label the file with your name and "agility sample," and include it among your sound-files on YAP Tracker.

AGE LIMIT : None

CHORUS
Teatro Nuovo, like its predecessor program at Caramoor, has developed a "soloist-friendly" approach to chorus work. The choruses are sung on-book, un-staged, in concert format, to keep the time commitment from encroaching on other work, and the vocal qualities we want in chorus work are exactly the same as the ones we promote in solo singing. All Studio Artists are required to participate, and Resident Artists other than mainstage principals may opt to accept chorus assignments with additional pay.

HOUSING AND MEALS
All Artists will be housed in apartments on the SUNY Purchase campus, each singer having an individual bedroom and sharing kitchen and bathroom with up to three others. Participants who have access to housing within commuting distance, and wish to live off campus, will be offered a small housing stipend in lieu of on-campus housing. Some meals are provided during production week and on performance days. At other times, reasonably-priced dining options are available both on campus and nearby, and Teatro Nuovo provides full kitchen equipment for each apartment so that those preferring to prepare their own meals can do so. 

Teatro Nuovo is a continuation and expansion of the Bel Canto at Caramoor program, now operating as an independent non-profit organization.