Call for auditions
Applications must include the following elements :
– the completed application form
– a copy of the candidate’s valid national identity card
– a copy of the candidate’s diplomas
– a professional resumé
– a photo
– a personal motivation statement explaining why the candidate would like to join TOA
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
An accompanist will be provided at the audition if necessary (to be specified on application form).
Candidates are requested to bring 3 copies of their audition repertoire to the audition.
– a Mozart aria
– a Romantic aria
– a Romantic or 20th century lied
– a virtuosic étude
– a character piece
– the first movement of a Classical sonata
– a Mozart aria to simultaneously sing and play
September 18 – October 7
Call for Applications
TOA sessions begin
TOA was created by the Perennis Association in 2017 to address Romania’s “talent drain”, a societal phenomenon particular to post-Communist countries whereby young talents are compelled to leave their country in the pursuit of international-level education and professional opportunities.
In order to respond to this phenomenon and create an international-level opera academy in situ, TOA fosters an environment of introspection, growth, and achievement for young opera professionals in the heart of Transylvania, which will challenge its participants while helping them to successfully negotiate the transition from student to professional.
Founder and Artistic Director
The Académie of the Opéra National de Paris distinguishes itself from other world-class young artist opera programs by incorporating several backstage craftsmanship specializations into its fellowships.
This innovative model fosters inclusivity and supports a more complete representation of opera production while enhancing socio-economic interconnections between distinct operatic métiers .
Throughout the 2017-18 season, the French Ministry of Culture sponsored an administrative observation residency for TOA’s Artistic Director at the Académie.
Inspired by the Académie’s backstage-onstage model, TOA adds a third and crucial element to its academy: Directors, both artistic (conductors and stage directors) and administrative (non-profit administration and development).
By including performers, artisans, and directors, TOA touches every aspect of opera production.
Where the worlds of backstage, office, and onstage collaborate to make magic.
Our independence ensures a healthy modus operandi, so vital to provide quality education, mentoring, and professional insertion opportunities. After an initial partnership with the Romanian National Opera of Cluj during its first season, TOA now looks forward to developing its 2018-19 season with its principal partners: Kolozsvari Magyar Opera; “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy; and the Cluj Cultural Centre.
We provide essential professional coaching and experience by organizing performances, showcases, festivals, and apprenticeships with leading institutions in Romania and abroad. But we don’t stop at the art of the craft – we also address the human behind the artist, by providing additional training on stress management, elements of leadership, professional presentation skills, health and nutrition, and more.
We believe that the artists of today must initiate the public of tomorrow by forming valuable ties with new and marginalized publics.
Outreach programs are a mandatory part of TOA’s training, and their enriching outcomes are life-changing – for everyone involved.
In partnership with Vlad Sulea & Doru Sana
In partnership with the Kolozsvari Magyar Opera and the «Gheorghe Dima» Academy of Music
Including masterclasses, ateliers, workshops, showcase concert, mentoring schemes, outreach events
Niste Oameni’s TDS Edition 5 at the National Theater;
the nationally-televised Regal de Opera;
a season-long residency at the Opéra National de Paris’ Académie, sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture.