Opera Workshop

at AMF Vocal Institute

Overview

Opera Workshop at AMF nurtures gifted young singers by providing them with unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and prepare for professional careers in opera.

The program is an intensive four-week summer course in which the first two weeks are focused on the development of core performance skills, including role study, repertoire and diction study, acting, stage movement, and musical coaching, culminating in an Opera Scenes performance. The final two weeks are spent building upon these core skills through staging and performing a full-length opera (opera TBD) with the AMF Chamber Ensemble.

Additionally, AMF singers are given the opportunity to create a digital audition package and have access to many other performance opportunities in collaboration with AMF instrumentalists, composers, and the AMF Choir.

Highlights

ROLE STUDY & OPERA SCENES

The first two weeks are focused on the development of core performance skills, including role study, repertoire and diction study, acting, stage movement, and musical coaching, culminating in an Opera Scenes performance.

FULL OPERA PERFORMANCE

The final two weeks are spent building upon core performance skills through staging and performing a full-length opera (opera TBD) with the AMF Chamber Ensemble.

VOCAL COACHINGS AND SEMINARS

AMF artist-faculty members engage singers in intensive coachings and rehearsals throughout the festival season in preparation for performances, auditions, competitions, and recordings.

Digital Package Production

Today’s technology enables every singer to create an effective professional digital portfolio. Our program provides singers with the opportunity to produce a digital audition package.

COLLABORATION WITH AMF MUSICIANS

AMF instrumentalists, composers, and conductors collaborate frequently with singers in opera and chamber music performances throughout the festival season.

ARTIST-FACULTY

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Nic Muni

Nic Muni

Opera Director
Arlene Shrut

Arlene Shrut

Coach/Pianist
Susan McDaniel

Susan McDaniel

Coach/Pianist
Stephen Lancaster

Stephen Lancaster

Program Coordinator

* We are in the process of finalizing our 2018 Artist-faculty roster. This list may change without notice.

"Opera Workshop at AMF nurtures gifted young singers by providing them with unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and prepare for professional careers in opera."

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Audition Requirements

Those interested should complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.

  • Submit audio or video recordings of one operatic aria and two songs in each of three different languages (3 works total; e.g. French, Italian, and English).

  • Recommendations are optional.

Please see Application Procedures for detailed instructions. If you would like to inquire further about the program, please contact us.