Studio Artists

Meet the 2016 Studio Artists

Maria Fernanda
Brea
soprano
Maria Brea
Jonathan
Bryan
baritone
Jonathan Bryan
Thomas
Capobianco
tenor
Thomas Capobiano
Rebecca
Claborn
soprano
Rebecca Claborn
Alexandra
Flood
soprano
Alexandra Flood
Thomas
Glass
baritone
Thomas Glass
Matthew
Hill
tenor
Matthew Hill
Geoffrey
Hahn
 baritone
Geoffrey Hahn
Jeanne
Ireland
mezzo-soprano
Jeanne Ireland
Joanna
Latini
soprano
Joanna Latini
Kaitlyn
McMonigle
mezzo-soprano
Kaitlyn McMonigle
Talin
Nalbandian
mezzo-soprano
Talin Nalbandian
Robert
Stahley
 tenor
Robert Stahley
Anne-Marie
Stanley

mezzo-soprano
Anne Marie Stanley
Matthew
Swensen
tenor
Matthew Swensen
William Clay
Thompson
 bass
William Clay Thompson

 


About the Studio Artist Program

The Wolf Trap Opera Studio is a summer residency for singers of significant potential who are current undergraduates or who are making the transition between undergraduate and graduate study. 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 understudying 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 graduate 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.