• 2024 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Audition

    The 2024 Opera Project will feature Mozart Opera “Così fan tutte”.
    The Academy Orchestra also performs at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival held in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture.

    Applications for the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra for violin, viola, and cello will be accepted in China, Taiwan, and Korea as follows.

    • 1. Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XX
      Mozart: Opera “Cosi fan tutte”
      Artistic Director: Seiji Ozawa
      Conductor: Diego Matheuz
      Stage Director: David Kneuss

      【2024 Tour Schedule】
      Period: March 1 (Fri) – March 23 (Sat), 2024
      *Requires arrival in Japan: February 29th (Thu)
      Rehearsal: March 1 (Fri) 〜
      Opera for Children : March 12 (Tue) ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall
      Kyoto Performance #1 : March 15 (Fri) ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall
      Kyoto Performance #2 : March 27 (Sun) ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall
      Yokohama Performance : March 20 (Wed) Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
      Tokyo Performance : March 23 (Sat) Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

      2. Opera for Children
      2024 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival – Educational Program

      Program: Puccini Opera “Gianni Schicchi”
      Period: From 19-August to 27-August, 2024
      *Requires arrival in Japan: 18-August
      Place: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

      3. Concert for Children
      2024 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival – Educational Program

      Program: Beethoven: Symphony No.7
      Period: From 28-August to 4-September, 2024
      *Requires arrival in Japan: 27-August
      Place: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

      Audition Guideline
      The auditions will be held in 4 cities in 3 countries: China (Shanghai and Beijing), Taiwan (Taipei), and South Korea (Seoul). Please check the details for each audition in the links provided for each city below.

      上海 Shanghai
      Shanghai Audition Guideline
      *The Shanghai audition is open only to students of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

      北京 Beijing
      Beijing Audition Guideline
      *The Beijing audition is open only to students of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

      台北 Taipei
      Taipei Audition Guideline
      The deadline for the Taipei Audition has been changed to 20th November.

      서울 Seoul
      Seoul Audition Guideline

      *This year’s Korean audition is conducted at Kumho Art Hall Studio through an MOU agreement between Kumho Cultural Foundation and Seiji Ozawa Music Academy.

  • W. A. Mozart “Così fan tutte” Audition for Cover Singers

    Since 2000, the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy has been devoted to the education of young musicians every year and has achieved great results through opera productions. The 2024 Seiji Ozawa Opera Project XX will produce W. A. Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”. Applications for cover singers are now open. Please see the descriptions below.

    • Audition Date

      *Please select one of the dates and locations either in Tokyo or Kyoto for the audition.

      Saturday, March 18, 2023
      Rohm Theatre Kyoto North Hall(2nd Basement)
      13 Okazaki Saishojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8342 JAPAN
      ・10 mins walk from the Higashiyama subway station [Access Map]
      Wednesday, March 22, 2023
      Tokyo Opera City Large Rehearsal Room
      3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1403 JAPAN
      ・Keio-shinsen Line 5 mins walk from Keio New Line Hatsudai Stastation. East Exit[Access Map]

      Audition Role(s) – Cover Singers

      ・Fiordiligi (Sop)
      ・Dorabella (Mez)
      ・Ferrando (Ten)
      ・Guglielmo (Bar)
      ・Despina (Sop)
      ・Don Alfonso (Bas)

      Audition Repertoires
       Audition Repertoires[PDF]

      Qualification Requirements
      ・Applicants should attend all the rehearsals and performances listed below.

    • ・Under 40 years old as of March 22, 2023

         *Please read through the audition guidelines for details.

      Due Date

      Monday, March 13, 2023

      How to Apply
       Please fill out the application form and submit it online.
       ▶︎Audition Application Form
      Online Video Audition
      Candidates who are unable to attend in-person auditions may submit a video-recorded audition. All the videos are reviewed. Please submit:
      1) the online application by Monday, March 13, 2023 and
      2) upload your recording(s) to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video-hosting website of your choice and
      3) send a link to the video to audition-singer@verozajapan.com no later than Thursday, March 16, 2023.

       An accompanist will be available upon your request.

      Diego Matheuz (Conductor), David Kneuss (Director), Dennis Giauque (Head of Music Staff), Takuya Nemoto (Assistant Conductor), Tatsu Fukamachi (Producer)

      For More Information
      Seiji Ozawa Music Academy / VEROZA Japan Company Ltd.
      Phone: 03-6411-5445
      Email: audition-singer@verozajapan.com
      *Please visit FAQ Page before you reach out to us.


      Audition for Cover Singers Application Guidelines

      Audition Repertoires