The Young Singing Actor Intensive will take place July 29 – August 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center. It will include workshops and training designed for students interested in pursuing advanced vocal studies. All students grades 9-12 are invited to apply. Florentine artistic staff and invited clinicians will provide each student with:

  • Individual or group voice lessons
  • Musical and dramatic coaching
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Movement classes

The final evening of the program will include a recital open to friends and family, featuring group ensembles and solo performances from operatic, classical vocal and musical theatre repertoire.

If accepted, the program fee is $600.
Limited need-based scholarships will be available.

Submit resume or list of prior singing experience to John Stumpff, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at

Resumes can also be mailed to:

Florentine Opera Company
Attn:  John Stumpff
930 E. Burleigh St., Lower Level
Milwaukee, WI 53212


Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 3 – 5 pm at the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center

For the audition, participants must prepare two pieces that are memorized and that showcase the individual as a musician. One of the pieces should preferably be from the classical repertoire and the other can be a piece of the individual’s choice.

For more information
Contact John Stumpff at 414-291-5700 ext. 214.


“Two years ago, when I began participating in the Florentine Opera Young Singing Actor Intensive, I had absolutely no idea of what I wanted to achieve as a vocal artist. Now, reflecting on my last two summers learning from the Florentine Opera staff, I have grown significantly in my stage presence, attention to detail within my music, and understanding of the art. Perhaps the most important information I have learned, though, is that opera has boundless opportunities. I cannot express my gratitude toward this unique program enough.”

  • Erin of Grafton High School


“The multiple ways that the YSAI has impacted my career as a singer and actor are immense. No where else have I seen such a wonderful and dedicated cast of men and women hoping to further young peoples careers in the arts. The program definitely taught me a multitude of amazing ways to utilize my voice. This program propelled me into wanting to continue my life as a singer.”

  • Noah of Park High School