National auditions :
Deadline for Receipt of Applications
Concert Projects for General Audiences
Every year, Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) sends an opera production on tour throughout Ontario, the Atlantic provinces, and Quebec. Musicians in the early stages of a professional career are invited to audition for the role of their choice.
Production and Tour Dates
PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP: From July 6 to August 2, 2020 inclusively, including 3 performances (exact dates and places to be confirmed).

EAST TOUR: From October 11th, 2020 to November 10, 2020, including a week of pre-tour rehearsals.

WEST TOUR: From April 4, 2021 to May 4, 2021, including a week of pre-tour rehearsals.

*JMC reserves the right to modify production and tour dates.

Video auditions
JMC auditions are held through videos. We ask for the pieces listed below, made accessible via YouTube links. * If you are auditioning for more than one role, please learn and record the prescribed aria for each character.

All audition videos must be high-quality with excellent audio, shot from one angle with a single fixed camera (no zooming, tilting, or panning). Videos must not be edited, enhanced or modified in any way.

You can submit one (1) YouTube link that includes two (2) works, or two (2) separate links.

Roles and Requirements for auditions

1. A piece for solo piano;
2. Regnava nel silenzio in its entirety, played while singing;
3. The sextet of act 2, played while singing what you feel is the the most important melodic line (you may switch lines during the sextet).

Lucia & Alisa, Lucia's handmaid - Soprano (alternately)

1. Regnava nel silenzio, with the cavatine – (Lucia) Act 1, scene 2
2. A contrasting air by another composer, in Italian

Enrico, Lord of Lammermoor - Baritone

1. Cruda funesta smania – (Enrico) Act 1, scene 1
2. A contrasting air by another composer, in Italian

Edgardo, Lord of Ravenswood - Tenor

1. Fra poco a me ricovero, up to "Lo moro per te!" - (Edgardo) Act 3, scene 3
2. A contrasting air by another composer, in Italian

Lord Arturo, Lucia's husband - Tenor

1. Per poco fra le tenebre, up to "Ne vengo difensor" - (Arturo) Act 2, scene 2
2. A contrasting air by another composer, in Italian

Raimondo, a chaplain and Lucia's confidant - Basse / Bass

1. Dalle stanze ove Lucia, up to "Ah!" – (Raimondo) Act 3, scene 1
2 . A contrasting air by another composer, in Italian

Selection Criteria
Application Material
Fill in the registration form
List of documents to attach to the form
Stages of Evaluation
1. All audition dossiers will be reviewed by the selection committee. Eliminated candidates will be notified by email.

2. The selection of artists for the programming of the JMC 2020-2021 tour will be done before the end of January 2020.

For more information, please contact:
Véronique Desjardins -

Concerts and Emerging Artists Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales Canada |
514-845-4108 #231 | sans frais 1-877-377-7951 |
305, avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal QC H2T 1P8

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