The 2017 Institute starts Monday July 24 and the final day of the program is Sunday, August 13.
Institute participants will participate in one or more of the productions of “Alcina” by G. F. Handel, “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni, and “The Enchanted Pig” by Jonathan Dove.
Opera Steamboat completed its fourteenth season in 2016 with productions of Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. For 2017 the three-week program also includes arias concerts and recitals, coaching, numerous Master Classes, acting and chorus rehearsal. The Institute begins with dinner on Monday, July 24 and ends after the final class or performance on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
ECO’s Opera Artist Institute plays a vital role in the life of the company, giving emerging artists a wide range of opportunities to learn and perform in a fast paced and supportive environment. In 2009, Emerald City Opera expanded the Institute to offer opportunities to student directors, conductors and pianist-coaches, as well as singers.
The Opera Artist Institute is open to selected singers dedicated to performing at their highest level and one or more rising directors, conductors, and pianist-coaches. With the characteristics of most “Young Artist” programs, the Institute provides aspiring professionals with performance experience and professional training, but is open to excellent musicians of any age.
Faculty who have previously participated in the Institute (partial list):
Master Class Teachers: