The Miami Wagner Institute is an elite young artist program and the first of its kind specifically for Wagnerian dramatic and lyric-in- transition singers. The Miami Wagner Institute provides crucial training as well as professional-level performance opportunities that prepare singers for the unique demands of the Wagnerian and dramatic repertoire.
During this intensive program, participants prepare and perform with faculty in a staged and costumed Wagnerian production with orchestra, while undertaking a curriculum of voice instruction, coachings, and masterclasses. Faculty of the Miami Wagner Institute include Christine Goerke, Alan Held, Robert Morrison and Michael Rossi.
The Miami Wagner Institute selects a small roster of participating singers, in order to prioritize one-on-one attention, a personalized curriculum, and appropriate performance assignments.Singers chosen to participate in the Institute have a firm working knowledge of the dramatic repertoire or are in the process of transitioning from a lyric fach to Wagnerian repertoire. Most accepted applicants have completed a major young artist program, hold a degree from an accredited institution, or are in the beginning stages of a professional career. Accepted singers attend the Institute free of tuition, with on-campus housing provided. Singers who do not meet the above requirements should apply to the MMF Apprentice or Studio programs.
All Miami Wagner Institute participants perform in a large-scale concert alongside the 95-piece MMF Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire this season includes Act 2 of Die Walküre and Act 2 of Lohengrin.
Vocal Collaborative Pianists
Select vocal collaborative pianists will be awarded Opera Assistant Conductor positions on full scholarship, with housing included.
Roles being Cast.
Hunding (will also sing Heinrich in Lohengrin)
Lohengrin (may also cover Siegmund in Die Walküre)
Friedrich of Telramund
Heinrich der Vogler (will also sing Hunding in Die Walkure)
November 29–Live Auditions
December 17–Recorded Auditions
Live Audition Dates
New York, NY– December 3 and December 10
Washington, DC – December 15
Video Applicants – due December 17
Must have completed an advanced degree(s) in voice, or comparable YAP/professional experience
Age range: 30-40 years old - NO EXCEPTIONS
Dramatics or Lyrics transitioning to Wagner repertoire only!
*Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be selected to audition
June 25 – July 14, 2018