The Orfeo Foundation advises and supports exceptional young opera talent. Singers, but also conductors, accompanists and stage directors, selected by the foundation will receive career support, and will be assisted in their preparation for auditions and other presentations. Board members Hans Nieuwenhuis and Richard Harrell have an extensive network in the international opera world and participate in many juries for international competitions. Through this network Orfeo singers will be introduced to opera companies, opera studios, agencies and opera concert producers mainly in Europe, but also in the United States, Canada and sometimes Asia. Special attention is given to the audition circuit in the German Speaking Countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
The selected Orfeo singers may apply for financial help, but such help will not be given directly by our foundation. We can however advise the singers where to apply elsewhere and assist in the application proces. But the singer may be assisted in the creation of professional video material for YouTube, FaceBook or other internet platforms that might effectively promote the singer.