COAA & AEDO
COAA, the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, is an elite international program that provides singers, pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize, and sustain a prolific and rewarding career in the operatic profession. An internationally-recognized faculty from celebrated institutions provides the participants with invaluable insight into the multifaceted world of opera – its preparation, performance, and business through a variety of forums.
AEDO, the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera, is a uniquely focused European opera experience that takes place in Lucca, Italy and was created in collaboration between Western University Canada, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, is centered on the preparation, creation, and performance of full operatic roles. The international program brings together selected singers from around the globe to work with pianists, conductors, and directors from some of the world’s most celebrated opera institutions, during an intense period of musical and dramaturgic study and rehearsal, followed by a series of public European performances.
2018 Application Deadlines (postmarked)
- Early Bird Deadline for Live Audition (Application fee $40): November 10, 2018
- Live Audition (Application fee $50): November 22, 2018
- Recorded Audition: December 13, 2018
- Assistant Director/Conductor Application: December 13, 2018
Singer, Pianist & Instrumental Audition Dates
Location and time of your audition will be confirmed upon receipt of your application.
- Vancouver - TBA
- Calgary - TBA
- Winnipeg - TBA
- Toronto - TBA
- London - TBA
- Montreal - TBA
- Quebec - TBA
- Halifax - TBA
- Additional cities - TBA
Choose a program for more information on auditions requirements, fees and applications:
Student Experience: Danielle Cyr
Carmen Specht & Brianna DeSantis
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 80047