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Kurt Weill Foundation
7 E 20th St|
New York, NY 10003
Seeking singer/actors to participate in the Lotte Lenya Competition. The Lotte Lenya Competition recognizes talented singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, including the works of Kurt Weill. Total prizes exceed $75,000; individual prizes range from $500 (semi-finals) to $20,000 (finals).
Semifinals March 8 and 9, 2021, NYC. Finals April 10, 2021, Rochester NY. In-person auditions pending COVID restrictions.
Application must be submitted online with video audition of complete repertoire, due Jan. 19, 2021. Contestants must prepare four contrasting selections, total duration not to exceed 15 minutes:
-A theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill;
-A song from a musical written before 1968;
-A song from a musical written in/after 1968;
-A selection from an opera or operetta.
Additional information, guidelines, and application at www.kwf.org/llc