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A Letter from our Executive Director, Michael J. Polo regarding COVID-19

Dear Applicant, 

We are excited to announce that the St. Petersburg Opera Company in St. Petersburg, FL will host our festival this year.  Due to COVID-19, there has been a substantial degree of uncertainty within the international community regarding international travel, performances in concert venues, and more.  Therefore, we have decided to move our wonderful Vocal Arts and Orchestra programs to the U.S.A. for our 2021 season. 


We have many of our Viennese faculty who will remain involved with the program and we are delighted to announce that we have additionally secured prominent U.S.A. all stars such as Jennifer Rowley to be a part of our season this year.  

Most importantly, you as a participant will be on stage this summer!

The world desperately needs performers back on stage and communing with each other.  More importantly, it is vital to your education that you return to the stage.  

We look forward to seeing you perform with us St. Petersburg.


Michael J. Polo, Ph. D.

Executive Director

June 6th - June 28th, 2021

St. Petersburg, FL, U.S.A

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