Application and Eligibility
Applications for the 2023-2024 season have closed.
Laffont Competition applications are to be submitted on Resonance.
Applicants may apply to the Competition once per season and are required to submit one video for the Qualifying round. Videos must be recorded from January 1 - July 31, 2023 and cannot be edited for sound or video enhancement. No pianist will be provided for the qualifying round. Videos may have live, pre-recorded, digital or app-based piano tracks. Orchestral or instrumental tracks or performances will NOT be accepted.
Qualifying videos are reviewed by Laffont Competition Staff and evaluated as a whole, not by the singer's hometown or current residence.
Recipients of any judge-awarded prizes at the District or Region levels of the 2022-2023 Competition are pre-qualified for the 2023-2024 season, should they choose to enter. They will need to complete the application through Resonance but not submit video recordings. These individuals will have their own priority registration day in advance of the additional singers that qualify for the 2023-2024 season.
Our District and Region competitions require four operatic arias in two or more languages of varying styles that best represent you at your current stage of vocal development.
An in-depth knowledge of language, style, and musicianship is essential for a successful operatic audition.