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

The Application deadline is January 31, 2019

The selection procedure consists of three rounds:

ROUND 1 (preselection):

A preselection will be made based on the material submitted with the application.

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 contrasting styles and at least three different languages. Furthermore, one aria/scene should include a recitative.

And a short text (for example a monologue or poem) to be recited by memory in a language of the candidate's choice.

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.

And round 3 will include a short interview in which motivation and expectations will be discussed.

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Copy of diploma(s).
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Portrait photo.
  • Links to two video recordings of contrasting arias 
  • A written statement outlining your reasons for choosing to study at the DNOA

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