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.
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.
Participants are immersed in classes relating to stagecraft, acting and language study, as well as rehearsals for the shows, vocal coaching and Master Classes during their three-week residency in Steamboat Springs.
The 2017 schedule includes:
Participants will perform in:
Participants will be housed in Steamboat Springs at the campus of Colorado Mountain College. In past years we have also used the facilities at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp and Steamboat Mountain School. Meals, except breakfast, are not included. Transportation to and from the Institute and within the city of Steamboat Springs is the responsibility of the participant. Public transportation and ride sharing are common ways to get around, but you will find that the tight rehearsal and performance schedules make having a car most convenient.
Situated in the Rocky Mountains, Steamboat Springs enjoys fabulous summer weather with a plethora of outdoor activities and artistic events to enjoy. For more information on Steamboat Springs, please visit: steamboat.com.
Note: Applications for 2017 are now CLOSED
Note: These audition locations are subject to change depending on applications received. Applicants will be notified two weeks in advance if changes are necessary.
We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE live auditions if you desire to be cast in a specific role. If that is not possible, we will accept video performances. Please submit a video DVD or You Tube link with your YAP Tracker application or send a DVD with a copy of your application to the Steamboat Springs office. Singers should include three contrasting arias (please include one in English and one in Italian, the third in the language of your choice).
Applications for the 2017 program are available at YAP Tracker
Deadline: November 1, 2016 (postmarked by that date if mailing)
Pianist/Vocal Coach, Assistant Director and Conductor Applicants: All non-singer applicants will be contacted for an in-person or Skype interview
Student Pianists should be at a level able to accompany a faculty member in a performance of an aria not previously studied in-depth. In the program, pianist/vocal coaches will:
Applicants for Assistant Director should be prepared to discuss technical dramatic aspects of the chosen summer scenes programs with faculty members. During the program, the Assistant Director will:
The application period for 2017 is open.
We prefer that you apply online at www.yaptracker.com.
You may also download an application form here(OAI Application Form 2017) and send it with the supporting materials and application fee to:
Emerald City Opera
320 Lincoln Ave. Suite H
PO Box 775576
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
The application deadline is November 1, 2016 (postmarked).
Please use the PO Box for applications sent by
U.S. Mail and include the street address for all
correspondence sent by UPS or FEDEX.
2017 Institute fee: $2,695
Includes Tuition, housing, and breakfast
A $30 application fee will be applied toward tuition for artists who are accepted to the 2016 program. Returning alumni receive a standard discount; contact email@example.com for details. Participants may elect to find their own housing in Steamboat Springs. Contact the ECO office firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Faculty who have previously participated in the Institute (partial list):
Master Class Teachers: