Applications Open for the 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice
Northern Ireland Opera are now accepting applications for the Vocal Competition and Peter Rankin Pianist Internship at the Glenarm Festival of Voice 2022, taking place from Thursday 25th August until Sunday 28th August 2022.
The closing date for all applications is 6 p.m. on Friday 20th May 2022, and the finalists and pianist will be announced in June. For more details, email Laura Salt on firstname.lastname@example.org or please call the Northern Ireland Opera office on 028 9027 7734.
Five finalists will have the opportunity to work on their repertoire with opera professionals from Thursday 25th August and attend all festival events before performing in the Competition Finale on Sunday 28th August for the Deborah Voigt Opera Prize before a distinguished jury. The festival’s vocal competition is open to singers aged 18-28 born in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and entrants are required to be studying voice at 3rd level or privately and pursuing a career in opera. First prize for the winner of the Deborah Voigt Opera Prize is £2500. The winner of the Audience Prize receives £500.
Singers should submit two arias, one Baroque or Classical, and one of their own choice which should be in two different languages (one of which may be English). They must also submit a song composed or arranged by an Irish composer of the 20th or 21st century. Please submit a recording of your singing/playing that has not been used for any other competition applications or that has not been uploaded onto a social media platform. Recordings must date from 2022 to get an accurate idea of how you are currently singing.
CDs or MP3 files should be accompanied by a short CV and sent by email to Laura Salt at email@example.com, or by post to: Laura Salt, General Manager, Northern Ireland Opera, Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR
Peter Rankin Pianist Internship
The pianist will have the opportunity to work with opera professionals, play for coaching sessions, and attend all festival events. Northern Ireland Opera welcomes applications from pianists aged 18-28 born in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and entrants are required to be studying music at 3rd level or privately and pursuing a career in music. Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter, stating how the opportunity would be valuable to them, to Laura Salt at the details above. Find out more about the Glenarm Festival of Voice here.
Thinking of applying but not sure if it is for you? Find out what last year’s finalists thought about their experience here: