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Thursday, November 6, 2014

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Category:Performer


ABOUT The Lotte Lenya Competition is a unique, international theater singing contest that emphasizes wide-ranging repertoire and the acting of songs and arias within a dramatic context. The competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway musicals, including the works of Kurt Weill.

PRIZES First Prize $15,000; Second Prize $10,000; Third Prize $7,500. Total prizes of more than $50,000 will be awarded.

ELIGIBILITY Open to singer-actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32.

MORE INFO Details, guidelines and application:

Job End Date: 4/18/2015

Union Information: Union and Nonunion

Company: The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Response Method(s):

email audition

Audition Information


To enter the 2015 competition, contestants must submit an online application by Jan. 5, 2015. Preliminary auditions may be by video and submitted electronically by Feb. 2, 2015 or performed live in an audition in NYC on Jan. 24, 2015. Appointments are limited.


Preliminaries: January 24, 2015, New York, NY or by video submission. Semi-Finals: March 13 or 14, 2015, New York, NY. Finals: April 18, 2015, Rochester, NY.

Travel stipends are available for travel to the Semi-Finals and Finals.

What to Prepare:

Repertoire must include four selections: - one theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill; - one song from the "Golden Age" (pre-1968) American musical theater repertoire; - one song from the American musical theater repertoire of 1968 or later; - one aria from the operatic or operetta repertoire. For guidelines, instructions and application, visit:

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