Studio Artists

About the Studio Artist Program

The Wolf Trap Opera Studio is a summer residency for singers of significant potential who are current current undergraduate juniors or seniors, or who are currently enrolled in a Master’s program. The Wolf Trap Opera Studio offers young singers the professional and academic opportunities to take their talents to a higher level and to cultivate and polish the skills needed to present themselves with confidence and authority in a very competitive field.

Offstage, Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artists participate in a skill-enhancing and career-building curriculum designed especially for them. Studio Artists work with opera professionals to advance their audition and performance techniques and personal artistry, covering subjects such as diction, recitative, acting and improvisation, movement and dance, and the business aspects of being a singer.

Onstage, Studio Artists gain invaluable professional experience by performing in small roles and choruses, perform their own scenes program, as well as covering larger roles in Wolf Trap Opera’s main-stage operas and recitals which are professionally conducted, directed, coached, and designed. All casting assignments for Studio Artists will take into account the singer’s current readiness and will be made with an eye toward principles of healthy vocalism, education, and advancement.

Successful Studio Artist candidates will be at least who are current undergraduates, or have not yet finished a Master’s program at the time of their audition. Studio Artists must have technical foundations secure enough to allow them to spend the duration of the program away from their regular voice teachers. If you have already finished graduate work and/or done several young artist programs, you may qualify for the Filene Young Artist program.

Looking for audition information? Start here.

Meet the 2017 Studio Artists

Amanda Lynn
Bottoms
mezzo-soprano

Maria
Brea
soprano

Jonathan
Bryan
baritone

Aryeh Nussbaum
Cohen
countertenor

Lauren
Feider
soprano

Matthew Adam
Fleisher
bass

Ricardo
Garcia
tenor

Andrew
Gilstrap
bass

Sam
Grosby
tenor

Cory
Gross
tenor

Geoffrey
Hahn
baritone

Michael J.
Hawk
baritone

Senhica
Klee
tenor

Gretchen
Krupp
mezzo-soprano

Ashley
Milanese
soprano

 

Nicole
Thomas
 mezzo-soprano

Onadek
Winan
soprano