Application and Eligibility

Application

Applications for the 2024-25 Laffont Competition will open on July 1, 2024.

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 recording of an operatic aria for the Qualifying round. Videos must be recorded from January 1 - July 31, 2024 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 will NOT be accepted.

Qualifying videos are reviewed by Laffont Competition Staff and evaluated as a whole.

Recipients of any judge-awarded prizes at the District or Region levels of the 2023-24 Competition are pre-qualified for the 2024-2025 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 eligible singers that apply for the 2024-25 season.

Repertoire Requirements

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.

Registration and Competition Dates

DISTRICT REGISTRATION
Pre-Qualified Singer Registration| September 6, 2024, 12pm ET
Qualified Singer Registration | September 7, 2024, 12pm ET
General Applicant Registration| September 10, 2024, 12pm ET
Registration for the Laffont Competition takes place on Resonance.
Instructions are sent to registrants individually by email ahead of Registration.
 
SEASON TIMELINE
Applications accepted | July 1-31, 2024
Results announced | September 1, 2024
District Competitions | October 2024-January 2025
Region Competitions | January-February 2025
National Semifinals | Sunday, March 9, 2025
Grand Finals Concert | Sunday, March 16, 2025
 
A complete list of this season's District and Regions will be posted in July 2024.

Eligibility

Participation in the 2024-2025 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition is subject to our governing regulations.

Why compete?

How can the Laffont Competition assist your career development?