Kurt Weill Foundation
New York, NY 10003
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 www.kwf.org/LLC. 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 kwf.org/LLCzoom.