AGE REQUIREMENT: None provided that you are in, or have left within the past 2 years, full time musical education.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be intending to pursue a professional singing career.


  • Candidates will primarily be selected from the London Gates Education Group Moscow Vocalists 2013 to be held in Moscow between 28th October and 2nd November 2013
  • Spring 2014 Residency will be held in April. Precise dates to be announced but probably in the week before 20th April.
  • The Week will end with a gala concert in the Villa Ephrussi de Rothchild Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

APPLICATION: Apply either by handing in the form personally to Sarah Holford by 1st November 2013, by post to the address on the bottom of the application form, or by email to audreymilheres@gmail.com. Please also attach a current CV or résumé, including any relevant stage or concert experience

CLICK HERE to download the application form.

Application deadlines: By post or email 1st December 2013

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have attended the London Gates Education Group Vocalists 2013 Moscow course or an audition organised by Les Azuriales Opera.

RESIDENCY FORMAT: The selected applicants will be asked to learn songs and ensemble pieces selected by Les Azuriales for which they will be sent the necessary music.They will also bring with them opera arias and songs to be agreed with Les Azuriales which they know and can sing from memory in their original languages. At least two pieces selected by les Azuriales or the candidates should be in French

During the residency of 5 working days, the selected applicants will receive vocal and music coaching in master classes on the songs and arias selected.They will also participate in stagecraft workshops working both individually and together on the ensemble pieces. French language coaching will also begiven on the French repertoire. All coaching and master classes are given by top professionals in their field. At the end of the week the participants will give a Gala concert in the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild accompanied by BryanEvans MBE and attended by opera professionals from local opera houses and conservatoires, sponsors and supporters of Les Azuriales Opera Young ArtistProgramme and members of the public.

ENTRY FEE AND TRAVEL: There is no entry fee, and Les Azuriales Opera will contribute to travel expenses but we do expect candidates to obtain and pay for their own visas. Such applications must be made as soon as regulations permit and in anyevent not less than 1 month before travel date. Accommodation, food and local transport are provided by Les Azuriales.

GENERAL: Please direct any questions to audreymilheres@gmail.com

Young Artists Programmme 2015

Registrations to audition for the 2015 YAP will open in October. 

2014 Competition

The winners of our 2014 International Competition are announced here