Flourish new opera competition open to submissions

Now in its third year, Flourish is a new opera competition launched by Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose in association with Eclectic Opera.

The competition aims to provide a platform for emerging and established composers and librettists, and to raise awareness of the wealth of contemporary opera being written.

A panel of industry judges choose a winner from five short-listed operas at a showcase performance. The team behind the winning opera then have a year to develop the piece, culminating in a full-length production, produced by OperaUpClose for a seven-performance season over four weeks in autumn the following year.

What to submit:  Composers and librettists are invited to submit up to 20 minutes worth of material of a new opera for up to seven performers (both musicians and singers are included in this seven). For more information, please read the Information Sheet carefully, which you can download from the link.

How to apply:  Submissions can be sent via email to flourish@kingsheadtheatre.com or via post to:

Flourish Competition
OperaUpClose
King’s Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN

Deadline:   Sunday 17 August 2014 at midnight

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

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