The program is open to opera singers ages 21–35. The applicants must have sufficient vocal experience and stamina to handle the course of study and performance demands and will be selected through an audition process by Ms. Arroyo and her artistic staff. Recommendations from two professionals must accompany each application.
Announcing the auditions for 2012-13
The auditions for the summer 2013 Prelude to Performance are as follows:
Dec. 14, 15, 16, 2012
Jan. 18, 19, 20, 2013
Feb. 22, 23, 24, 2013
Operas to be offered
Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore
Please note that Don Pasquale is no longer in consideration!
FREE . Tuition does not include housing and living expenses. Information about housing for participants from outside New York City will be available.
Download a PDF of the Prelude to Performance® Application.
Please note that the deadline for applications is Feb. 21, 2013!
Download a Poster and Flyer
To download a flyer for the 2013 program please click here. To download a poster for the 2013 program please click here.