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THE GREEK OPERA STUDIO
Island of Syros, Greece


June 22, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Preliminary Deadline: December 1st 2015

Extended Application Deadline: February 15th 2016

(Later application acceptance must be requested and cleared by the General Director)

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The The Greek Opera Studio founded in 2010 by General Director Eilana Lappalainen, is in conjunction with the International Festival of the Aegean, MidAmerica Productions in New York, Midam International in central Europe, as well ELArtists. It is a summer classical vocal program suited to young artists focusing on entering the world of opera at a career entry level, as well as advanced university music students interested in intensive training and stage development between semesters. The application process will place and divide the young artists into three categories: Resident Artists, Young Artists, and Apprentice Artists. Each applicant will be selected and positioned suited to their level of vocal development, assisting in proper placement and casting for the summer season. This Young Artists Program and casting is based on the idea of a German based OPERA ENSEMBLE, representing every voice type cast, and allowing each participant performance opportunities, as one would find in German opera houses. The summer keeps the group in one unit, while allowing expansion as individuals for the training and performances needed to advance one’s individual talent even on the Main stage for the professional Festival of the Aegean.  






In past years, new positions have been added to the program for apprentice conductors, and pianists. Those applicants applying for such positions must prepare the application requirements, including MP4 video clips. The program details for these applicants will vary in time and positioning, pending on the Festival or studio assignments. If chosen, conductors and pianists would be cast for specific productions, as well as have direct training as assistants with the festival staff and main stage productions and directors. Conductors and pianists would be directly connected with the GOS singers in coachings and rehearsals.      


The vocal participants in the Greek Opera Studio will be scheduled for daily study and rehearsals for over an entire month, on the beautiful island of Syros, Greece. They will have the opportunity to study and work with a high level international staff, in language, voice, and stage craft. Performance opportunities include, a children’s opera, covering all Festival operas or singing if cast, as well as in concert performances with orchestra. The participants perform in concerts and recitals around the island, and will be featured in scenes for the final Gala in the Apollo Theater (La Piccola Scala) which celebrated a 150 year Anniversary in 2014. The participants will be selected to cover leading roles and sing small roles in the main stage festival opera, Strauss’s ARIADNE AUF NAXOS sung in German. The Greek Opera Studio young artists will also perform Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI with piano, being performed in the Apollo Theater on the Festival schedule, and the full production of Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, including two full casts and covers featuring the Apprentice conductor and Apprentice pianist in performance with the young artists with piano. The Greek Opera Studio singers will also be able to sing and work with Lieder specialists from Vienna and London, preparing the annual Lieder Abend. This merging of professionals and the studio, allows the GOS participants to be in direct contact with international artists and rehearsals on a daily basis. The final performance of the International Festival of the Aegean will be the GREEL OPERA STUDIO GALA, a presentation of staged scenes for all Greek Opera Studio participants featuring suited to the young artists, which has a huge interest for the Festival public. Additional perfomances include Oratorio Concerts, positions as soloists and covers in choir- and orchestra concerts of the International Festival of the Aegean, a Musical Theater performance and Aria concerts around the island.
Information about the repertoire 2016 - please click here.       


A secondary program merged with GOS and accepting only Greek Residents (presenting a Greek passport and residency papers) is offered with varying participation throughout the summer program. The application process is the same as for the international young artists, however, conditions, housing, the number of classes, and roles, may vary. All applications for the residents are set individually, pending on the acceptance after the application process. The young artists private circumstances will be taken into consideration for such scholarship discounts. The support of Greek Artists, the Greek culture and voice, is given as a gift from a private sponsor, subsidizing a portion of the application fee. The mission is to advance international and Greek cultural exchange, for those young artists interested in the vocal art form. A small Greek Opera Studio Syros chorus, has also been created for this reason, and supported by the General Director, Eilana Lappalainen and the Friends of the Festival. These Greek residents are included in the GOS Gala.       


The Greek Opera Studio will provide private coachings, private voice, public Master Classes, movement/dance classes, acting training, oratorio classes, language, career placement and audition presentation. The staff will include teachers and artists who have worked in the worlds most respected music and opera venues such as Carnegie Hall, La Scala, San Francisco Opera/ballet, the Deutsche Oper, Stuttgart Opera, Vienna State Opera, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Weimar, Essen and many other German Opera houses. The selected staff works presently in the international opera business, in performing, conducting or directing, or they are free lance teachers or working in US or European universities such as in Vienna, Austria. The Greek Opera Studio participants experience a variety of options expanding and exposing the young artists to the world of opera. We are more than a studio, we include you into our world!       


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Links:

Eilana Lappalainen: The Elegance of Opera
Aegean Friends
Berlin Opera Studio
Emerging Leading Artists
Festival of the Aegean
MidAmerica Productions
Midam International