Train in the most important city
for the development of opera
Vienna Summer Music festival offers an unparalleled experience for emerging opera singers by offering participants the opportunity to perform and train with Vienna's most important musicians.
June 1st - 23rd, 2020
The Opera Institute gives singers the experience of performing professional-level opera on stage with a live orchestra.
PROGRAM FEE: €4500
Includes: housing, private lessons, coachings, facilities, faculty, masterclasses, visiting guests, cultural excursions
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE
June 10th - 23rd, 2020
The Artist Ignite! Professional Development Program is a unique, 2 week- intensive workshop focused on bringing the best artist within you, out, and presenting it to the world at the highest caliber.
PROGRAM FEE: €3750
Includes: housing, private lessons, coachings, agent auditions, professional video, concert performances, studio hires
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE
VSMF 2021 Productions
Performances will take place during the last week of the program
VSMF is passionate about fully producing our shows with quality orchestra and world renowned music and stage directors. In addition to producing the standard repertoire, VSMF is proud to producing new opera by living composers. See a complete list of the productions scheduled for the 2021 season.
MAGIC FLUTE, Mozart
Meet the VSMF Voice Faculty
Our world-class faculty have major careers working as professional singers, maestri, vocal coaches, and stage directors.
A native of Winter Park, Florida,Vincent Connor has established himself as prominent and versatile stage director. (Click here to learn more)
Christian Schulz, Maestro
Artistic Director of the Mozart Collegium Vienna and Music Director of the concert series Schwingungen in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein, originates from a well-known Viennese family of musicians.
James Pearson, Coach
Professor James E. Pearson was born in Minneapolis (U.S.A.) in 1948 and received piano instruction from the age of nine.
Daniel Sarge, Coach
Daniel has enjoyed his tenure at the state operas of Hamburg and Vienna, and regularly works with the leading singers of the world such as Erwin Schrott, Elena Zhidkova, Anna Netrebko, and Camilla Nylund.
Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Spain. She studied voice at the Conservatory in her hometown and worked as a soloist in the ballet of Las Palmas.
American mezzo‐Soprano STEPHANIE HOUTZEEL was born in Kassel, Germany and grew up near Boston.
Jennifer Davison, Director/Teacher
Jennifer Davison has won acclaim from audiences and critics alike for her work on the operatic and concert stages of both Europe and the United States.
With her "brilliant and richly coloured sound" (Die Welt), Elizabeth Hagedorn has made a name for herself through multi-faceted character portrayals in the spinto soprano repertoire.
Michael Gruber, Agent
Micheal Gruber is an agent affiliated with Opera4u and will be visiting the Vienna Summer Music Festival and listen to our singers.
Ryan Speedo Green
Praised by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times for his “robust voice” and Anne Midgette of The Washington Post as an artist “fully ready for a big career,”
Giuseppe Montesano, Conductor
The musician from Turin studied piano and composition at his hometown conservatory while simultaneously deepening his literary and philosophical interests at the University of Turin.
We will be encouraging that all Vocal Arts applications through YAP tracker.
Applicants for the Opera Institute are required to submit two contrasting operatic arias, one of which needs to be sung in French, Italian, or German.
Applicants will provide their Name, Address, Phone number, Email Address, Date of Birth, Education, Voice Type, Current Applied Teacher, Previous Voice Teachers, Web Address, Headshot, Resume, and Audition Materials via the online form provided below.
All application and audition materials including YouTube links, audio files, headshot, resume and must be submitted via a single link to an approved file sharing site such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud. For questions regarding submitting via file sharing visit the application section of the FAQ page.
Resumes may be submitted as PDF or Word Document files only, and should include the applicant’s first and last name and program of interest.
Video auditions need to be submitted as YouTube links, and audio auditions should be submitted as MP3 files, and should be included in the materials included in the single file sharing link. File names should include the applicant’s first and last name, program of interest, and the creation date of the recording. (Example: Emily Brown_Opera Institute_08/16.MP3)
All applicants will be contacted by The Vienna Summer Music Festival for a phone or video conference interview, and should receive an initial response in 3-5 business days.
An application fee of $35 is required for submission.
Scholarships are available, and will be awarded up to $1,500 to select applicants. For those applicants that are interested in applying for scholarship, you should contact us directly at email@example.com
Judith Halasz, studied at the Vienna Conservatory with Hilda De Groote and Julia Conwell and graduated with honors in 2002.
Keith Chambers has conducted over 150 performances of 45 different operas for companies including The Dallas Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Shreveport Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera...