Sep 25, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OPMUS 701-2 — Juilliard Opera (postgraduate)

12 credits
Full Year
Stephen Wadsworth

This two-year program is an intensive acting course for singers and a rigorous lab for the detailed integration of singing and acting, tailored to each individual performer’s needs and evolving technique. A strong focus of the program is career placement at the highest possible level, with regular private auditions for and consultations with top artist managers and general and artistic directors of opera companies. The central technique class centers on mental concentration and freedom, physical release, and emotional availability. The goal: collaborative, open, inventive singing actors who can work on any stage, in any style, in any circumstance, and with any director, who are fully committed in their work, who are leaders in the room wherever they go, and who are outstanding singers. Also included are musical and dramatic coachings, and diction work in a number of languages. Singers are expected to perform roles in Juilliard Opera productions and fulfill chorus assignments (once a year) as assigned. They may also be assigned to other classes offered at the school, such as ear training, theory, movement, and other languages. A certain amount of professional work outside the school is encouraged. At the end of the first year, faculty and administration of the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts review the progress of each program member and determine the suitability of renewing participation in the program for a second year. Required of all students enrolled in Artist Diploma in Opera Studies.