A comprehensive celebration of the vocal arts, the Manetti Shrem Opera Program is designed to nurture the creative careers of some of the world’s most talented singers. The program includes fully and semi-staged opera performances; a tuition-free summer conservatory providing advanced study and performance opportunities to college-aged students and recent graduates; a vocal arts concert series; and the Manetti Shrem Prize, two annual scholarships for extraordinary opera singers with emerging careers.
Participants in the summer conservatory learn from leaders in their field – studying under the guidance of renowned faculty, guest artists, guest conductors, and soloists. This summer students will also take part in a performance of Gianni Schicchi, and share the stage with star baritone Lucas Meachem. The fully staged performance is conducted by Kent Nagano and directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini.