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AOW 2024 edition

09 & 10 May 

Yerevan, Armenia

General casting audition
10 May 2024


Evamaria Wieser

Casting Director


Artistic Director

Young Singers Project 

Salzburg Festival

European Casting Director

Chicago Lyric Opera

Evamaria Wieser serves as director of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival and also as Casting Consultant for Chicago’s Lyric Opera since May of 2008. Since 2011 she is Artistic Consultant of the Teatro dell´Opera, she serves as a jury memeber to many competitions such as Operalia, Vinas, CLIP, Debut, Neue Stimmen etc

From 1976 to 1980, Ms. Wieser worked at the Starka/Ioan Holender Theater Agency in Vienna. In 1980 she became the artistic administration office of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.


Beginning in 1989, Ms. Wieser worked in the field of artist management at the Holender/ÖIK Theater Agency in Vienna, and from 1990 to 2001 she served as director of the artistic administration office of the Salzburg Festival under artistic director Gerard Mortier. Since October of 2001, Evamaria Wieser has been head of opera production for the Salzburg Easter under the artistic direction of Claudio Abbado (2002) and Sir Simon Rattle (until 2012).

Between 2002 and 2004, Ms. Wieser prepared the way for Gerard Mortier to assume the position of director of the Paris National Opera as of the 2004/2005 season. Since 2002 she has been the Consultant for the Osterfestspiele Salzburg.


Philip White

Pianist - conductor

Head of Opera 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Head of Music

Grange Park Opera

Philip has spent the greater part of his working life in the field of opera working as repetiteur and chorus master both in the UK and abroad. He is currently the Head of Opera at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (since 2017).


He workes as the Chorus Master at Royal Danish Opera (2004–2012), Assistant Chorus Master at Bayreuth Festival (2005-2015), Assistant Chorus Master Moses and Aron, Chorus Master Oedipus Rex, Rossignol, Parsifal (Théâtre du Chatelet), Associate Chorus Master at Radio France, chorus preparation for Deutsche Grammophon recording of Messiaen’s La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ, Bizet’s Ivan IV, Honegger’s La Danse des Morts, Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini (EMI), Guest Chorus Master at Scottish Opera, Opera de Lyon, Longborough Festival Opera, ENO, and Moses und Aron (WNO). 

Philip prepared the chorus for Tannhauser (Théâtre du Chatelet) and for Sting’s album Sacred Love.

How to apply

The audition will take place on 10 May 2024 at the Aram Khachaturian House Museum in Yerevan. 


Applications must include 

  • 2 recent videos of you singing arias or songs. The videos must be made in the last 6 months. 

  • Your CV containing information about your date of birth, residency, citizenship and education

Applications are being accepted between 30 March - 25 April

Age limit  18-35 years old

There is no application fee

The applications should be sent to

Preliminary auditions
09 May 2024

The Armenian Opera Workshop is delighted to host the preliminary live audition round of the renowned German international singing competition Neue Stimmen. 

The audition will take place on 09 May 2024 at the Aram Khachaturian House Museum in Yerevan. 


The deadline for applications is 31 January 2024

There is no application fee

The applications should be submitted to

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