Herein lies the rub, friends...
There are a lot of summer opera training programs out there, you know? Some are fantastic, and some not so much. So you really need to look at what each program is offering, and figure out what type of experience it is that you really want to have, and what is best for your specific developmental needs.
Let's think on this together:
Why should you choose a program that is asking you to pay money to put up a full operatic role in a very short period of time, in not the ideal circumstances for success, especially if your technique is not ready? Does that not risk hindering your overall psychology, taking you steps backwards in your technical development? Why should you spend your summer singing chorus or small parts just to fill the needs of the larger program? Does this sound like the best way to maximize your time and money?
We at Premiere Vocal Arts DO NOT subscribe to the above methodology.
We do however subscribe to this:
1. PRIORITIZING TECHNICAL TRAINING WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD
Actually spending the time receiving the education necessary in order to learn how to sing, and develop in the true Italian operatic style; focusing hardcore for four weeks on technique so that you can then go back to your school or conservatory, or go back for the start of the fall audition season, in full force, and in the best position for success to accomplish your goals. We have done a diligent job of curating this incredible team for you. Our masters are either some of the greatest singers in the world, the teachers of some of the greatest singers in world, and coaches at the some of the most important opera houses in the world. I challenge you to find a better and more accomplished team in a such concentrated four week period.
2. NO SHORTCUTS
Shortcuts lead to nothing tangible or long term. One lesson a week if you are lucky at your school, conservatory, or privately is just not enough. Spend your summer really getting your technique down, receiving with us as many voice lessons and coachings in four weeks, as you would likely get in an entire semester at your school. You need to study and put in the necessary work. It is essential. Without a technique, you cannot sustain any type of a potential career.
3. TAILORED PROGRAM FOR YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED GOALS
Don't misunderstand, stage experience is a necessary part of one's development, but the timing must be right. In our program you will still have the opportunity to perform in aria, song, and scenes concerts, and work role preparation with our fantastic vocal, drama, language, and diction coaches, however, it will be in a nurturing and carefully planned out environment that has your best interest and specific needs at heart. The program will take shape from you, you will not have to fit into a box to fulfill the needs of the program.
4. SMALLER PROGRAM SIZE WITHIN STUNNING BACKDROP
We take pride in our smaller program size, so that each of you receives the necessary personalized attention and mentorship. We have no interest in sticking you in tedious staging rehearsals when you really need to be working on your technique. Your operatic development is most important, if you can sing technically secure, and if you can actually say something with your artistry. In order to best facilitate your overall experience, we have chosen a location in the heart of Puglia, one of the most stunning regions in all of Italy, known as "Florence of the South."
5. INTENSE & FOCUSED WORK ETHIC
The only way to maximize your potential for success in this career is to forget all the noise in order to properly focus and study, working every day intensely on the technique, style, interpretation, and language. We will teach you what it takes. A dogged determination and focus to help you fulfill your destiny. You are in control once you have the technique. You can begin to determine your outcome. This mentality is what the career demands, and what we believe in so strongly at Premiere Vocal Arts.
6. SELF-ACCOUNTABILITY GIVING WAY TO TRUE CONFIDENCE
Walk away from four weeks this summer with the self-reliance necessary to fulfill and sustain your next level of advancement. Don't wait. Don't abdicate the responsibility that you have to yourself to reach your full potential. The knowledge you'll gain from studying the true Italian technique with our masters, will provide you with the confidence necessary to trust your technique in a strong foundational and philosophical way.
So, friends, do you have what it takes? We would be honored to have you part of the Premiere family if our mantra is something that excites you.
We stand by every word, and it is our mission to prove it to you.
---> Major scholarships are still available, but hurry!
If you can't attend for the full four weeks, weekly options are available.
If you are already singing around Europe and want to come to us for a quick tune up or role prep with our masters, let us know.
For all the details, please check out our website:
---> Final Extended Deadline to apply is MAY 25th.
Thank you in advance for passing the information along to any of your friends and colleagues who may be interested.
Act Now. The journey is the destination. Come join us. An amazing adventure awaits.
I would truly be honored for your support. Thank you, friends.
~ Eric Margiore
Tenor & Founder