Applications for 2019/2021 are open between 15 November 2018 and 13 January 2019.


Live Auditions for the academic year 2019-2020 will be held from March 9 to 11 - 2019.

The Application deadline is January 13, 2019

The selection procedure consists of three rounds:

ROUND 1 (preselection):

A preselection will be made based on the material sent in with your application. After the application deadline, we will inform you whether you are invited to do a live audition or not.

ROUND 2 (live audition, March 9 and 10 - 2019):

The objective of this round is to see whether your vocal skills meet the requirements of the intensive program.
What to prepare: If invited to the live auditions, you should prepare four arias in different styles and languages, of which at least one should include a recitative. 
At the end of this round you will hear whether you pass to the final round or not.

ROUND 3 (March 11 - 2019) :

The objective of this round is to gain insight in your performing skills.
What to prepare: This round of auditions consists of a movement lesson and a drama lesson - for which no specific preparations have to be made, and individual coaching sessions for which you can choose your own repertoire, which can be the same material as in the live auditions, or different works of your choosing.

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Copy of diploma(s).
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Portrait photo.
  • Full body photo.
  • Links to two video recordings of you singing one aria per recording. 
  • A written statement in which you explain your motivation to study at the DNOA.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Marjolein Niels: