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Glenarm Festival of Voice 2020: Applications Open

Northern Ireland Opera are now accepting applications for the Vocal Competition and Peter Rankin Pianist Internship at this year’s 10th Glenarm Festival of Voice, taking place from Thursday 27th August until Sunday 30th August 2020.

The closing date for all applications is 6 p.m. on Friday 22nd May 2020, and the finalists and pianist will be announced in June. For more details, email Cliona Donnelly on info@niopera.com or please call the Northern Ireland Opera office on 028 9027 7734.

Vocal Competition

Five finalists will have the opportunity to work on their repertoire with opera professionals from Thursday 27th August and attend all festival events before performing in the Competition Finale on Sunday 30th 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.

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. CDs or MP3 files should be accompanied by a short CV and sent by email to Cliona Donnelly at info@niopera.com, or by post to: Cliona Donnelly, 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 Cliona Donnelly at the details above.

Find out more about the Glenarm Festival of Voice here.