Deadline: Thursday February 29, 2024
Boston Wagner Institute: Summer 2024
Hosted by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, with all rehearsals, coachings, classes, and performances held at their campus.
The Boston Wagner Society is very grateful for their collaboration.
Please submit a resume, headshot, a repertoire list for your audition, and two video-recorded arias, one must be by Richard Wagner.
Auditions will be entirely virtual from your video recordings. There is a $20 application fee.
Tuition for accepted students is $2500.
The program runs from 07/22/24 to 08/03/24 with Sunday 7/28/24 as a free day.
Accomodation is not provided, but home stays or other opportunities may be available to accepted singers upon request, based on need.
Boston Wagner Institute with Director, Jane Eaglen, is an education-forward program for singers with the potential to sing Wagner. With a career spanning the roles of Wagner’s heroines in opera houses around the world, Ms. Eaglen has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to build vocal stamina and maintain dramatic interest to fill the expansive music and staging of this style. Ms. Eaglen is committed to passing on the benefit of her extensive experience to the Wagner singers of the future.
Participants will learn the style of Wagner’s music with master pianist coaches, Brett Hodgdon and Robert Mollicone. Aria and scene repertoire for study, which may be included in the final performance, will be assigned based on accepted participants. Boston Wagner Institute will be limited to a small number of participants, enabling the program to offer a daily private session for each participant, rotating between Ms. Eaglen, Brett Hodgdon, and Robert Mollicone. We are excited to announce that all our events' facilities will be hosted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee, including our final performance. In addition, through our partnership with Boston Conservatory, we will be offering a series of musicology lectures based around Wagner's music and his historical context, taught by members of the Conservatory's music history faculty.
Recognizing the need for training singers with similar voice types together, Boston Wagner Institute will offer every participant an opportunity to learn from their colleagues in multiple studio and master classes with Ms. Eaglen and other guests, to be announced. There will be daily movement and dramatic sessions with Assistant Director, Danielle Wright.
Ample time and space for private practice and group socialization will be built into the program to aid retention of new information and set participants up for their future. We hope you will consider applying to join us this summer.