Apply for Teatro Nuovo's Collaborative Piano Program
Applicants should be pianists with strong interest in opera and vocal repertory and good sight-reading skills. Special consideration will be given to those who also have advanced language skills, expertise in basso continuo, and/or conducting experience.
Age Limit - 26
How To Apply
Click Here to apply through YAP Tracker.
Deadline - Application must be received by Friday, December 01, 2017
At least two recent recordings and a current resumé must be uploaded with the completed application form on YAPtracker. The recordings should include at least one accompanying a singer or singers, and at least one of solo playing, which may be piano music or an accompaniment of significant dimensions recorded without singer.
Audition Information - Audition Requirements
If granted a live audition, you should prepare the following:
- Four Italian arias of your choice
- One ensemble finale chosen from the following list:
Così fan tutte (first-act finale)
Le nozze di Figaro (second-act finale)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (first-act finale)
La cenerentola (first-act finale)
La traviata (second-act finale)
Rigoletto (Introduzione, complete)
- You will also be asked to sight-read a typical bel canto accompaniment.
Audition Dates and Locations
January 2018, New York City (dates flexible)
Some applicants may be accepted without live audition; those scheduled for live audition will be contacted to arrange for dates in New York City in January 2018.
July 25, 2018 - August 05, 2018
Purchase, New York United States
Mayr: Medea in Corinto
Rossini: Tancredi rifatto*
*Tancredi rifatto is a separate performance of Tancredi, slightly abridged, with full orchestra and chorus, designed to showcase the eight alternate numbers composed by Rossini for later productions of the opera.
Teatro Nuovo is a continuation and expansion of the Bel Canto at Caramoor program, now operating as an independent non-profit organization and relocated to the campus of SUNY Purchase north of New York City. Collaborative Pianists will follow the entire vocal curriculum described on our Resident Artist and Apprentice Artist opportunity pages, accompany individual lessons and master classes, and receive private lessons and coachings from our faculty pianists and conductors.
Pianists will be housed in apartments on the SUNY Purchase campus, each participant having an individual bedroom and sharing kitchen and bathroom with up to three others. Cafeteria-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided Monday through Saturday, and there will be organized opportunities to purchase food (or travel off-campus) for Sundays. 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.
Pianists are housed and fed free of charge for the entire period. The only fee to be paid is a small charge for towels and linens, which is waived if you bring your own.