Opportunities to launch and advance the careers of talented young artists have become a major concern of Opera Europa and its members this year. For our past President Eva Kleinitz, nurturing young singers was a lifelong preoccupation towards which she devoted energy, imagination and, now, generosity.
Applications are invited for a limited number of grants of up to €3.000 each from singers currently in full-time further education, at either university or conservatoire. We are seeking to support young singers of the highest quality for whom such a grant could make a significant contribution to their ability to continue their studies or to take their next step into the profession.
A short list of applicants will be made and those singers selected will be invited to a round of online auditions.
The Scholarship is to honour the memory of Eva Kleinitz, Director of the Opéra National du Rhin until her death in May 2019, and past President of Opera Europa, and is funded by a bequest in her will specifically directed to the assistance of young singers. During her years at the Bregenzer Festspiele, La Monnaie, the Staatstheater Stuttgart and in Strasbourg, Eva offered the most generous support, encouragement and opportunities to countless young singers.