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Celebrating 30 Years  1995-2024

2023/2024 Auditions

Auditions for Singers, Ensemble, Chorus, Apprentices, Pianists, Conductors and Instrumentalists are required. Live auditions or audition tapes (recorded in the last year) will be accepted for review. Audition fee is $40.00 (non-refundable), payable at the time of audition or enclosed with audition material. 

ONLINE AUDITIONS: To reserve your audition slot: Click this link to complete the application form online. Follow the guidelines and give us some details about roles you are interested in. Pay the application fee. We will reply with a link with our availabilities. You just have to click on it and pick the time that works best for you. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Reserve Now

PRE-RECORDED AUDITIONS: (Suggested) Submit your arias electronically or use YouTube, Vimeo or any other .....

CD AUDITION: If you prefer instead to send a tape or CD please find below a checklist for all necessary application materials:

1) Head Shot

2) Resume

3) Repertoire List

4) Audition fee ($40). Please pay it online now

5) Audition tape, CD, or a YouTube link.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

No later than 15 days after you sent your material, we will notify you about your acceptance. Whether you have a live audition appointment or will send in a recording, don’t forget to fill out the Online Application Form


Send tapes, resume and all your material at the address below:

International Lyric Academy in Italy

C/o Opera Carolina

1600 Elizabeth Ave

Charlotte, NC - 28204
+1 323-594-0890




Singers: Two Italian arias or art songs One piece must be sung in Italian; a second piece in Italian or in another language of your choice.


Pianists: A solo work demonstrating your technical and musical development or a collaborative performance with a singer (operatic aria or art song)


Conductors: Videos of your conducting work including:


1) One Symphonic work or excerpt / movement (if no symphonic work choose one opera example)


2) One operatic work or excerpt / scene (if no operatic work choose one symphonic example)


Orchestra Professors: Please include 2 unaccompanied or accompanied pieces of your choice that best showcase your talents and abilities. We strongly encourage chamber ensembles to apply as a group to be featured in concert performances throughout Veneto.


For application materials and general information, please consult our website or contact us.


Live Auditions

Tucson, September 16
San Francisco, September 17
Charlotte, September 28
Bettendorf, October 15
Los Angeles, October 23
Los Angeles, October 29 - 30
Stevens-Point, November 8
Charlotte, November 15
Des Moines, November 18
South Africa, November 20
Toronto, November 25, 26

Dallas, December 9
New York, February 21

For a full list of Cities please click here!

How to Apply

ILA – International Lyric Academy in USA & Italy

Stefano Vignati, Artistic Director & Founder
c/o Opera Carolina 1600 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
Cell. Ph. +1 323 594 0890

A non-refundable application fee of $ 40 must accompany this application. After payment please make sure to come back to this page and press send to deliver us the application form you filled out.

Apply Here


Each Program has a different Tuition. 

Please, choose your Program and read all the information.

If you have any questions, please, contact us, we will be delighted to answer all your questions.

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