The Young Singing Actor Intensive will take place Monday, July 31, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017 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. General Director, William Florescu, Florentine Artistic Staff, and invited clinicians will provide each student: individual or group voice lessons, musical and dramatic coaching, workshops, and master classes. In addition, the final evening of the program will feature a recital open to friends and family featuring group ensembles and solo performances from operatic and classical vocal repertoire.
“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