Now accepting applications for the Lotte Lenya Competition

Now accepting applications for the Lotte Lenya Competition

CATEGORY: Festival/Competition Submissions

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
New York, NY 10003

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Now accepting applications for the 2020 Lotte Lenya Competition! More than a vocal competition, the Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that emphasizes wide-ranging repertoire & the acting of songs & arias within a dramatic context. Open to singer/actors ages 19-32 who were born after May 2, 1987 & before Jan. 22, 2001. Contestants must prepare four selections: (1) one selection from the operatic or operetta repertoire (non-Weill); (2) one theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill; (3) one song from the "Golden Age'' (pre-1968) American musical theater repertoire (this may be another selection by Weill); & (4) one song from the American musical theater repertoire of 1968 or later.


(1st) $20,000, (2nd) $15,000, (3rd) $10,000, as well as special prizes, will be awarded at the finals. Finalists will each receive an award of $1000, plus a stipend to defray the costs of travel, if any, to the finals in Rochester, NY.

To apply: submit a video with all four of your song selections. Application deadline January 21, 2020. Semifinals March 11 or 12, 2020; Finals May 2, 2020.

Find more info, full guidelines and application form at .



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