NOA Opera Production Competition 2018-2019
Submission deadline is 11:59 PM PST, June 30, 2019.

Eligibility

- Currently eligible productions are those presented between June 1, 2018, and June 15, 2019 at academic institutions and music conservatories. (Professional companies, Pay-to-Sing, and Young Artist programs are no longer accepted.)
- The submitting institution or a member of the production team must be an NOA member, current on their dues for 2019. Dues for continuing and new members must be paid online (in the member's area of the NOA Website.)
- Multiple submissions are permitted, although each producing institution will be limited to a total of two (2) wins each competition cycle, and only one win in a single division. In the event of a school garnering multiple wins, the highest placing production(s) will be awarded.

Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications, non-working video links, entries for which submitted videos or explanatory statements reveal the performance venue or the name of any participating NOA member, or other circumstances which render a production non-eligible, will be disqualified. Entry fees for disqualified applications will not be refunded.

By submitting a production for competition, you allow NOA to use submitted video and production photos for publicity purposes.

Email address *
Name of NOA Member Submitting Application *
Producing Institution *
Please provide the complete name of your institution, e.g. Frost Opera Theater, University of Miami Frost School of Music
Phone Number *
Professional Mailing Address of Applicant *
Name & Title - Production Director *
Please indicate name and title as you wish them listed on certificate in case of winning production, e.g. Pat Smith, Director
Name & Title - Production Conductor/Music Director *
Please indicate name and title as you wish them listed on certificate in case of winning production, e.g. Pat Smith, Conductor
Name & Title - Additional Production Personnel 1
Please indicate one additional name and title of your production team as you wish them listed on certificate in case of winning production, e.g. Pat Smith, Set Designer, OR Chris Reynolds, piano, etc. ONE NAME & TITLE ONLY
Name & Title - Additional Production Personnel 2
Please indicate one additional name and title of your production team as you wish them listed on certificate in case of winning production, e.g. Pat Smith, Set Designer, OR Jaime Gomez, piano, etc. ONE NAME & TITLE ONLY
Production Date *
Please format date mm/dd/yyyy
Duration of production *
Please tell us how long your production is in hours and minutes.
Opera Title *
Composer *
Librettist *
Anonymous Video Link *
Provide URL to an anonymous video of your production on YouTube, Vimeo, or other readily accessible streaming service. DO NOT provide a DropBox or institutional link. For guidelines, please consult the NOA website. Links found to be non-compliant will render this application disqualified with no refund of entry fee.
Video Link 2
Provide a second link if your production length requires an additional URL
Production Photo - REQUIRED *
Please upload a Hi-Res photo from your production (no greater than 10 MB)
Required
Cast list *
A cast list of up to 8 named principal characters, along with the age and level of training (class rank/professional/faculty) of the singers playing those roles. (We are asking for both age and level of training for consideration in the case of casts with a mix of ages/levels of training.) For example: Adina: age 24, Master’s student; Gianetta: age 18, Sophomore; Nemorino: age 40, Professional Singer/Faculty; Belcore: age 21, Junior; Dulcamara: age 32, Doctoral. If a cast member is a professional singer who has returned to school to complete a degree, please list them as professional. For new/rare/unknown works, please list characters in order of size of role.
Orchestra size *
Budget *
Please provide a complete budget total that includes costs for sets, costumes, and lighting - including projections, props, and furniture. Include cost of rental. If pulling from stock or borrowing, include original cost of items or build, or an estimate. Do not include shipping costs for rentals. Do not include designer costs.
Did you use designers for your production? *
Please check all that apply
Required
Director's Note
(NOT REQUIRED) This is your opportunity to explain your concept and approach, any changes you may have made to the libretto, setting, etc. Do not simply paste the Director’s Note from the program, as any mention of your school name, names of production team, etc., will render your application non-compliant and subject to disqualification. Please limit your submission to 200 words.
Synopsis
(NOT REQUIRED) Please provide a synopsis for productions that are new, rare, or in a language other than Italian, German, French, or English. It is not necessary to include a synopsis for works in the common repertory, such as Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, etc. Please limit your submission to 200 words.
*BEFORE YOU SUBMIT*
Please ensure that your production meets all eligibility requirements.

Pay the application fee ($25 per entry) through the NOA secure online payment area. Be aware this payment item will only be available to you if your NOA membership is current, so please check that you have paid your dues for the year well in advance of the submission deadline.

Be certain that, apart from the area of the application that specifically asks for this info, your director’s note, synopsis, video title, video description, etc., DO NOT contain information that will reveal the name of your institution, director, conductor, or other identifying information. (Please see Video Guidelines on the NOA website)

Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications, non-working video links, or entries for which submitted videos or explanatory statements reveal the performance venue or the name of any participating NOA member will be disqualified. Entry fees for disqualified applications will not be refunded.

By submitting a production for competition, you grant NOA the right to use submitted video and production photos for publicity purposes, including on social media.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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