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Young Artists' Academy 2024/25

OperUs is proud to announce the first edition of our Young Artists' Academy. This 9-month multi-weekend program will closely support student- and early-career singers through the transition from education to the industry.

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Training program

Singers will receive individual coachings in operatic, chamber and oratorio repertoire, as well as sung phonetics in a variety of languages, and specialized music marketing training to prepare them for the industry.

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Holistic approach to every artist

The Academy nurtures each artist as a complete individual through tailored training and support, viewing each singer's holistic wellbeing as integral to their artistic success, and fostering a strong collective ethos within the wider OperUs Community. ​

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LTCL Trinity College Diploma

Participants will have the opportunity to undertake a certified LTCL diploma from the Trinity College London board of music qualifications, equivalent in standard to the final year recital of an undergraduate degree.​

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From study to stage

The Academy has a unique focus on career strategy for artists breaking into the industry, with a dedicated program of music branding and marketing which helps each artist develop and promote their own distinctive professional identity.

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Final concert

As well as their personal LTCL recital programs, all participants will have the opportunity to perform in a final concert at the Sala Bobi Bazlen in the beautiful and historic Palazzo Gopcevich

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Further opportunities

Future opportunities open to participants include one possible full scholarship at OperUs' opera studios 2025 (Alcina/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia), priority audition for our Young Artists' Program 2025 and consideration for a new agency roster.

Further details:

10 reasons to apply for the OperUs Young Artists’ Academy:

 

  1.  From study to stage: hone your performance skills and technique with our expert coaches in beautiful Trieste, Italy

  2. Bilingual environment (English-Italian)

  3. Prepare and take an LTCL diploma qualification certified by Trinity College London

  4. Phonetics & language coachings (Italian, French, German, English)

  5. Final public concert at the historic Sala Bazlen

  6. Attendance options & flexibility: in person/online

  7. Consideration for one full scholarship (OperUs Opera Studios 2025: Alcina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

  8. Priority audition for our new Young Artists' Program 2025, in collaboration with Trieste’s Opera House

  9. Consideration for agency roster from year 2025

  10. Flexible tuition fee installments

Calendar and program details:

1) October 26th-27th

 

26/10/2024

 

12:00-13:00 Registration, welcome & orientation 

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Music coachings (opera) 

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-18:30 Music coachings (opera) 

 

27/10/2024

 

11:30-12:30 Music coachings (opera)

12:30-13:30 Italian Phonetics introduction group

2) November 23rd-24th

 

23/11/2024

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (Italian song repertoire)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (Italian song repertoire)

 

24/11/2024

 

11:00-12:30 Italian song repertoire Phonetics

12:30-13:00 Music Marketing intro

 

3) December 14th-15th

 

14/12/2024

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (Sacred/oratorio repertoire)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (Sacred/oratorio repertoire)
 

15/12/2024

 

11:30-12:30 LTCL Diploma/recital introduction

12:30-13:30 Industry market analysis: from study to stage

 

4) January 18th-19th 

 

18/01/2025

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (opera)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (opera)

 

19/01/2025

 

11:30-13:30 LTCL Diploma/recital program notes & portfolio guidance

 

5) February 8th-9th

 

8/02/2025

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (French song repertoire)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (French song repertoire)

 

9/02/2025

 

11:30-13:30 French phonetics

 

6) February 22nd-23rd

 

22/02/2025

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (opera)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (opera)

 

23/02/2025

 

11:00-12:30 Italian Phonetics

12:30-13:00 Breathing session
 

7) March 22nd-23rd

 

22/03/2025

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (English song repertoire)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (English song repertoire)

 

23/03/2025

 

11:30-13:30 English phonetics

 

8) April 12th-13th

 

12/04/2025

 

14:00-16:30 Music coachings (German song repertoire)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-19:30 Music coachings (German song repertoire)

 

13/04/2025

 

11:30-13:30 German phonetics

 

9) May 17th-18th 2025

10) June 21st-22nd 2025

 

Weekend 9 and 10 to be dedicated to undertaking the LTCL certification exams and/or final recitals.

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Request more information

For further details please reach out to our office team and we will be pleased to assist you!

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Info & applications:

1) Application details

 

Deadline (early bird fees): August 10th 2024

Final application deadline: October 10th 2024

 

Applications are open to classical singers over the age of 18. There is no upper age limit.

 

To apply, please send the following documents along to info.operaus@gmail.com

  • CV/Resumé in English or Italian

  • HD Photo

  • A copy of your Passport/ID card

  • Two video or audio recordings of arias/chamber pieces/art songs

No application fees required.

 

2) Positions available

 

There are a total of 12 places for singers + 3 places for pianists available at the Academy.

 

Attendance options:

 

  • In person (up to 3/10 weekends online possible upon request)

  • Online (with final rehearsal and concert/exam in person - optional)

 

3) Tuition fees

All fees are payable in installments

 

In person attendance:

 

Early bird: 1159€ including VAT, in up to 3 installments

Full price: 1464€ including VAT, in up to 3 installments

 

Online attendance:

 

Early bird: 1464€ including VAT, in up to 3 installments

Full price: 1830€ including VAT, in up to 3 installments

 

*If undertaking LTCL diploma +510€ examination fee to be paid directly to Trinity College London

4) Frequently asked questions

  • Are accommodation and food included in the tuition fee?

 

Accommodation and food are not included, however, OperUs maintains a list of good local accommodation options for students and participants on our courses and will be happy to put successful applicants in contact with suitable places on request. Trieste also has affordable food and necessities compared to most large European cities and we will likewise be glad to provide details of suggested restaurants, caterers and supermarkets. 

 

  • Are there any scholarships?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer scholarships, however tuition fees can be paid in installments throughout the 9 months of Academy

 

  • What language will lessons be held in? 

 

Lessons and rehearsals will be run bilingually (English-Italian) thanks to our fully bilingual staff body. Prior knowledge of the Italian language is therefore not required.

  • Can I attend the Academy online/partially online?

Yes, we offer both a fully-online attendance option (with a possible in-person concert and/or exam at the end of the course) and the possibility for in-person students to attend up to 3 of the course weekends online if they are unable to travel on a particular date.

  • Are there any age limits to apply?

 

Applications are open to all over-18s and there is no upper age limit. 

Apply today!

Send us your application materials

  • CV/Resumé in English or Italian

  • HD Photo

  • A copy of your Passport/ID card

  • Two video or audio recordings of arias/chamber pieces/art songs

Via email by clicking the "Apply now" button below!

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