Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition

CATEGORY: Festival/Competition Submissions

Kurt Weill Foundation
New York, NY 10003

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Now accepting applications for the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition

The Lotte Lenya Competition recognizes talented singing actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from contemporary Broadway scores to opera/operetta, including the works of Kurt Weill. Total competition prizes exceed $75,000; individual prizes range from $500 (semi-finals) to $20,000 (finals).

Application and video audition deadline: January 19th, 2021. Find full guidelines, resources for contestants and online application form at Application must be submitted online with video audition of complete repertoire. Contestants must prepare four contrasting selections, total duration not to exceed 15 minutes:
-A theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill;
-A song from a musical written before 1968;
-A song from a musical written in/after 1968;
-A selection from an opera or operetta.

Semifinals: Monday, March 8 or Tuesday, March 9, 2021, New York, NY, USA*
Finals: Saturday, April 10, 2021, Rochester, NY, USA*
*COVID-19 restrictions permitting

Lenya Competition Zoom Q&A Session: Join us online on 22 October 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for a Q&A session with Foundation staff to discuss the values and goals of the Competition and field questions from potential contestants! Sign up at