Opera Europa is now able to announce the second edition of Eva Kleinitz Scholarship, designed to advance the careers of talented young artists. The initial awards launched last year have benefited five singers: Lluis Calvet, Ava Dodd, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Lynda Olivia Nwabudike and Dennis Orellana, now enjoying successful careers in opera.
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 shortlist 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, Staatstheater Stuttgart and in Strasbourg, Eva offered generous support, encouragement and opportunities to countless young singers.
The jury is composed of artist manager Jonathan Groves, artistic administrator of La Monnaie Bettina Giese and stage director Nicola Raab.