Spend your summer in the sun! At the Miami Music Festival, you will perform in large-scale productions with full orchestra while you learn and sharpen your craft through masterclasses with star artists, individual instruction with prominent voice faculty, and covering or studying roles. MMF 2018 includes six mainstage productions: Ariadne auf Naxos, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Rondine, The Medium, Dido and Aeneas, and John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, with additional performance opportunities in opera aria evenings, musical theater, and Zarzuela concerts. Artists and faculty include Alan Held, Anthony Manoli, Manny Perez, and Warren Jones. Submit a video application by February 15!
The MMF Opera Institute offers passionate young singers a program of varied and intensive training designed to develop the full scope of skills necessary in the professional arena.
The Opera Institute is designed to give singers "real-time" experience learning and producing professional-level operas on stage with an orchestra. Participants work with renowned faculty, conductors, stage directors, coaches, and voice teachers from prominent institutions including the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass, Florida Grand Opera, the Bolshoi, and the Royal Philharmonic, among others. Each session concludes with full-scale productions with the MMF Orchestra, prepared by our production team of professional directors, designers, and costumers. Many performances are reviewed by South Florida's arts critics. Following the festival, participants have the option of purchasing a professional video recording.
June 6 – July 1, 2018
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream
Purcell Dido and Aeneas (Double Bill)
Menotti The Medium (Double Bill)
Handel Teseo (Studio Production)
July 4 – July 29, 2018
Puccini La Rondine
Corigliano The Ghosts of Versailles
Handel Radamisto (Studio Production)
2018 Opera Faculty
Warren Jones, (Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University
Alan Held, (Metropolitan Opera, WNO, Wolftrap, Canadian Opera Company)
Manny Perez- MMF Head of Vocal Studies,
Eglise Gutierrez, (Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Florida Grand Opera, Teatro Liceu)
Robert Morrison, (Metropolitan Opera)
Nobleza Pilar, (University of Miami)
Maria Paulina Garcia- Zarzuela Program Director (FGO, Florida International University)
Anthony Manoli, (LA Opera, WNO, Canadian Opera Company, Spoleto Festival)
Michael Rossi, Artistic Director and Founder
Bradley Moore, (Houston Grand Opera Studio Director, Castleton, Opera Colorado, Salzburg Festival)
David Carl Toulson- MMF Resident Director (WNO, Lyric Opera Chicago)
Jennifer Williams, (Pittsburgh Opera)
Corinne Hayes, (Shreveport Opera, Central City Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Marble City Opera)
Vocal Collaborative Piano Institute
A select group of pianists will have the opportunity to participate in the Vocal Collaborative Piano Institute on full scholarship, including housing. Pianists interested in gaining knowledge and experience in the roles of vocal coach, accompanist, repetiteur, assistant conductor, and prompter will have the unique opportunity to study and work alongside leading professionals from the opera industry.
Directors, Stage Managers, Costumers and Production Interns
The Miami Opera Institute is also accepting internship applications for assistant directors, stage managers, costumers and production staffers. Opera interns work directly with MMF’s professional production staff and gain experience working on each of the festival's full-scale productions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and how to apply.