Opera Training Programs – Overview

Photo of Ian Fundytus and the ensemble in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore (2013) - Photography by Ed Ellis, Ellis Photo

Ian Fundytus and the ensemble in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (2013) – Photography by Ed Ellis, Ellis Photo

Since 1998, Opera NUOVA has offered emerging Canadian artists the opportunity to advance their craft and artistry through its renowned Young Artist Summer Programs. Our intensive programs aim to bridge the gap between academic and professional careers in the operatic and music theatre art forms. There is also a focus on helping students clarify their professional goals and to realize the many ways to use their artistry within the performing arts.

Opera NUOVA offers a variety of spring program streams that all coincide with and contribute to the annual NUOVA Festival of Opera & Music Theatre. Our programs are designed for emerging artists at varying levels of artistic & professional development from high school to Masters’ degree graduates:

Ten-Day Program for Singers
Five-Week Opera Apprentice Program for Singers NEW
Six-Week Program for Singers
Six-Week Program for Pianists
Professional Development Internships for Aspiring Stage Directors and Conductors
Work Study Program for Aspiring Stage Management & Craftspersons

Auditions for every program are typically held in November each year. Because of the size of the NUOVA Festival and the scope of complexity of its productions, NUOVA requires a commitment to offers made in mid-December with a week.

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