Open Call

Opera in the 21st Century - 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


Opera in the 21st Century is a three-week intensive residency devoted to the individual’s practical skill extension and development. The program will look to provide individuals with: new artist photos, recorded and filmed arias, work on new music, public performances, an updated press kit and vocal coachings and lessons with established professionals. Our faculty, led by Joel Ivany, Karen Slack, and Ian Cusson, is comprised of internationally recognized professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

Number of Participants

We invite applications from post-secondary students and emerging artists already at an advanced level of accomplishment, and with a well-documented record of artistic exploration. The program offers space for 10 singers, one pianist/répétiteur, one stage director, and one conductor.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 23, 2022 - June 11, 2022


  • CA$4,408.00 stipend (one-time)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$4,408.00 program fee (one-time)


Private Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea

Public Programs

Discussion, Open Studios, Performances, Professional Development, Retreat, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Opera, Singing


No languages listed

Program Description

Opera in the 21st Century is a performance-based, collaborative training experience for emerging opera professionals that truly challenges the conventions of opera performance, production, and design. This residency's focus is to develop young opera professionals with the skills and experience to take them to the next level of their careers and beyond. The multi-disciplinary program offers a unique opportunity to work with diverse artists, and is open to singers, instrumentalists, conductors, and stage directors.

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