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The Opera Institute gives singers the experience of performing professional-level opera on stage with a live orchestra. Participants work with renowned faculty, conductors, stage directors, and coaches from the world’s leading institutions, including the Wiener StaatsOper, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Staatsphilharmonie Halle, and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. 


  • Includes: housing, private lessons, coachings, facilities, faculty, masterclasses, visiting guests, cultural excursions



Private Lessons

Vocalists will receive applied voice lessons with a private voice instructor from the Opera Institute faculty. Applied lessons will be individualized to the vocalist’s experience and will focus primarily on vocal technique and repertoire.

Vocal Coachings

Vocalists will receive coachings with a vocal coach from the Vocal Arts faculty. Coachings will be individualized to the vocalist’s personal experience and will focus on repertoire, diction, musicianship, and interpretation.


Vocalists will participate in regular master classes with renowned artists. Vocalists will have the opportunity to perform in a masterclass with an aria from their repertoire. These master classes will be geared towards crafting an audition ready performance.

Acting for Singers

Vocalists will participate in weekly acting seminars. These acting seminars will be three hour intensive sessions based on a system of exploration, and covering material such as monologues, improvisation, fundamentals of performance, exploration of characterization and motivation, movement, aspects of tone, and vocal production and flexibility for speech.

Song Repertory

Vocalists will attend one song repertory seminar focused on German romantic composers and taught by a member of the Vienna Summer Music Festival Faculty.

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