2024 Opera Studio Participants




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2024 Application process is now open

Now accepting 2024 Summer Applications

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The Greek Opera Studio (GOS) is association with the International festival of the Aegean, Syros Media Group

The Opera Program is based in both Germany and in Greece. Each year the program is customised to the applicants needs for advancement in the vocal art form. This program provides both training and vocal performances, allowing professional debuts, working through scenes, private vocal lessons, and role study. It is important for the young artists to advance in the performance technique needed for auditions launching an opera career. Each summer there is a collaboration with German professional institutions, as well as in some conservatories in Athens, the University of the Aegean, the Apollo Theater, and Municipal buildings in Syros Greece. There is a direct connection to the International Festival of the Aegean which has celebrated 17 years and hundreds of performances featuring thousands of international artists. The Greek Opera Studio participants will be part of a Vocal Ensemble of solo voices, performing in main stage productions, opera galas, oratorio performances, a Liederabend, some Musical Theater, all while receiving private vocal lessons, coachings, Master Classes, Movement classes, and stage development courses. Auditions are now being hear through MP3, MP4 or Youtube. Please send to Lappalainen@midamerica-music.com


National Opera Center - Opera America
330 Seventh Avenue (7th Floor)
New York, NY 10001

OCTOBER 25, 26, 27, 2023
DECEMBER 18, 19, 2023

Apollo Theater
Island of Syros 84100


ASK Berlin
Potsdamer Str.199 (2nd Floor),
10783 Berlin, Germany
November 2023

We are accepting online submissions at this time.

The participants will be selected to cover leading roles, sing smaller roles, and sing in the ensemble in the main stage production for the International Festival of the Aegean. The 2024 season will present Puccini’s Turandot with orchestra.This production is pre-prepared in a European city in the spring of 2024, and the young artists will be placed into the professional production during the studies on the island of Syros. The Opera Studio participants will also be cast into all roles (leading roles, smaller roles and chorus, as well as cover positions) in the opera studio’s fully staged production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale .All roles are cast with the 2024 Young Artists. Aside from the two main opera productions, all participants perform in the Festival Kick-off where the young artists are selected and introduced to the public who supports young artists in the first performance of the season. Other Interesting performing venue’s for the studio include the children’s performance, and children’s performance and the Liederabend performance, both performed only by the 2024 opera studio participants in the beautiful Apollo Theater. The final performance in Greece is the GOS Gala, featuring the 2024 participants with staged opera scenes, ensembles, and aria’s. All casting is based on the level of development for each young artist. This Program focuses on individuality and unique attention for the small solo ensemble of young artists chosen for the summer. Each and every participant will perform solo works and will be presented in public with appropriate repertoire. A few extra highlights for the 2024 season include a Gala in Athens, an extra gala in Syros, and the final performance in the professional concert series at the Woerlitz Gardens in Northern Germany. All casting decisions are made after the finalisation and confirmation of the selected Applicants. The young artists are cast in a small solo ensemble, representing each voice type needed in the opera’s, just as the solo ensembles are built and presented in a German Opera House with a fest contract. Many of our past participants enjoy professional careers throughout Europe and America.

500 Euro Non-Refundable Deposit paid to the Greek Opera Studio Pay Pal account directly after the acceptance into the program. Each month we encourage the accepted participants to send official deposits which need to be paid in full by May 15th, 2022. The Greek Opera Studio provides a few scholarships, study grants based on the assignments and financial circumstances of each individual artist. The official fee includes hotel double occupancy, breakfast, vocal lessons, coaching's, master classes, acting classes, language, and performances opportunities throughout the 5 weeks in both Germany and Greece based on a 3,000 Euro fee. Flights and trains are not included. Some sponsorship may be awarded for portions of the program allowing for some additions costs to be covered. Please note that hotel deposits start in January and flights must be arranged by the month of February / March. All planning, travel, and details must be cleared by the studio office and the General Director of all programs.

All deposits made to GOS are not refundable. The Greek Opera Studio is under the umbrella of ELArtists in New York, and the International Festival of the Aegean in Greece. Rules and regulations for all organizations are the same.

       For more information:
       Email: Lappalainen@midamerica-music.com
       GOS Hotline: (1-918)-629-8803


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