Vienna Summer Music Festival - Composers Forum - Opera Composition

The Vienna Summer Music Festival-Composers Forum is proud to announce that we have expanded our composition program to opera and choral composition alongside our instrumental program featuring resident guest ensemble PHACE. There are three different programs within the VSMF - Composers Forum. The deadline for the Opera Composition program is November 30th, therefore, if you have interest in having an opera performed, we encourage you apply now. Details are below

  • Only four composers will be admitted for the the VSMF one-act opera productions.
  • The productions will be fully staged, costumed, minimal set, and a specified ensemble. Visual projections are optional.
  • We ask that interested applicants submit a piano reduction of their score. Each opera should be between 20 - 30 mins in length.
  • Application deadline is Nov 30th.
  • A completed piano reduction will be expected no later than March 1st. A complete list of score/parts with the correct instrumentation must be submitted by May 1st.
  • Works in progress will be accepted.

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Diogo Carvalho

30 Nov 2018
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