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*AUDITIONS for ALL voice types and pianists for the 2-year cycle!

Oct 2023 – July 2025

How to apply to the IOA?

  • European Residents can choose one of the Live audition locations (see below).
    • Important info about the audition procedure for European Residents click ‘HERE
  • Non-European Residents (= only candidates currently not living in Europe) can apply via Video and choose ‘I’m a Non-European Resident’ in the Application Form.
    • Important info about the audition procedure for Non-European Residents click ‘HERE
    • If you are in the possibility to travel to one of the Live audition locations, choose ‘I’m a European Resident’ in the Application Form.
    • Application Deadline: Monday 13 February 2023 (midnight)

After reading the information go to the ‘Application Form’

Madrid (ES)

Audition date: Wednesday 23 November 2022
Application Deadline: Monday 14 November 2022 (midnight)
Address: ESCM | C/ San Bernardo, 44 | 28015 Madrid

London (UK)

Audition date: Sunday 11 December 2022
Application Deadline: Friday 2 December 22 (midnight)
Address: Royal Academy of Music| Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5HT, UK

Valencia (ES)

Audition date: Friday 16 December 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday 7 December 2022 (midnight)
Address: CSMV| C/ Cineasta Ricardo Muñoz Suay s/n | 46013 Valencia

Barcelona (ES)

Audition date: Saturday 17 December 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday 7 December 2022 (midnight)
Address: ESMUC| Edifici de L’Auditori, Carrer de Padilla, 155, 08013 Barcelona

Lisbon (PT)

Audition date: Wednesday 25 January 2023
Application Deadline: Monday 16 January 2023 (midnight)
Address: EAMCN| Palacio Nacional da Ajuda – address to be confirmed

Essen (DE)

Audition date: Saturday 28 January 2023
Application Deadline: Thursday 19 January 2023 (midnight)
Address: Folkwang Universität der Künste| Klemensborn 39, 45239 Essen

Lucca (IT)

Audition date: Saturday 4 February 2023
Application Deadline: Wednesday 25 January 2023 (midnight)
Address: Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Luigi Boccherini”| Piazza del Suffragio, 6, 55100 Lucca

Ghent (BE)

Audition dates: Friday 17 February 2023 & Saturday 18 February 2023
Application Deadline: Tuesday 7 February 2023 (midnight)
Address: International Opera Academy| Bijlokekaai 6, building nr 4, 9000 Gent

Apply for the 2-year cycle

To enroll at the IOA you must:

  • Not be older than 32.
  • Have completed a programme in classical singing (Bachelor or Master) OR have equivalent experience.

Selection criteria

Fees & Financial Support 

Who should audition?

  • If you are looking for an up-to-date programme responding to the demanding and selective reality of the professional opera world.
  • If you want to participate in several productions/concerts with orchestra.
  • If you want to be taught by internationally acclaimed teachers and masters, who closely follow your trajectory to become a successful singer/repetiteur, then we invite you to apply for auditions at the International Opera Academy, in the beautiful, vibrant and historical city of Ghent.
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