Performance Studio

Opera Performance Studio

July 8 – August 7, 2021

20th Anniversary Season

Europe’s Premiere Young Artist Program
Presenting Comprehensive Training & Exceptional Performance Opportunities 
With The Finest Faculty of any YAP Period!!!!!

The Trentino Music Festival is the premiere Young Artist Training & Performance Studio in Europe today. The focus is on professional development and ‘training through performance’Young Artists sing leading & supporting roles in main stage productions with orchestra, perform on gala concerts, and take part in daily master classes. They work with world-class directors, conductors, vocal coaches, and voice teachers who are in residence for the duration of the festival, and receive artist management consultations and auditions with artist managers from the US and Europe. Former participants have been accepted into Young Artist Programs with the Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, English National Opera, Merola Opera Program, Berlin Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Operanhaus Zürich.


  • Staged Opera With the Trentino Music Festival Orchestra
  • Opera Gala Performances with Orchestra
  • Master Classes – Classical and Cross Over
  • Voice Lessons and Vocal Coaching
  • Characterization & Dramatic Preparation
  • Italian/English/German Diction
  • The “Business of the Art” Workshops
  • Artist Management Consultations & Auditions

THE FINEST FACULTY OF ANY YAP – PERIOD!!! The level of success of any YAP lies in their faculty. The Trentino Music Festival provides an exceptional faculty including conductors, directors, voice teachers, and vocal coaches from the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, English National Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Washington National Opera, Teatro la Fenice, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the Broadway Stage, in addition to Piper Artists Management, an internationally recognized management and production firm.

ROLE PERFORMANCE – As a member of the Opera Performance Studio you will be assigned a role to sing in a staged performance with the Trentino Music Festival Orchestra.  All artists are considered for cover roles that they feel will benefit their technical and dramatic aspirations as an artist. Additional performances include Opera Galas, Master Classes, & Concerts.

VOCAL COACHING & DICTION – Young artist will be provided vocal coaching to musically and stylistically prepare all roles assigned at MAI. Coaching also deals with diction issues as related to the languages you are performing in. 

MASTER CLASSES – Master Classes are an integral part of your training at the Trentino Music Festival and cover a wide variety of specialties including; vocal technique, performance repertoire, auditioning, operatic style, dramatic interpretation, language/diction, cross over, and business aspects of managing a professional career.  

MANAGEMENT CONSULTATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS – Young Artists at the Trentino Music Festival have the unique opportunity to take part in artist management workshops and  consultations offered by Mitchell Piper and Robin Blauers Piper, owners of Piper Artist Management, one of the top management firms in the world today.  No other YAP offers the opportunity for advanced young artists to actually sign a professional management contract. Alumni of the Trentino Music Festival that are now on the roster of Piper Artists Management include mezzo soprano Maya Gour, tenors Piotr Buszewski, and WooYoung Yoon, all of whom are all enjoying International opera careers.

ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTSEEING – Situated in the spectacular Primiero Valley, the Trentino Music Festival offers the unique opportunity to train, perform, and explore in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.  Offering a full schedule of cultural and recreational opportunities, whether walking along the romantic canals of Venice, or visiting the historic Arena di Verona, to hiking and water canyoning in the Dolomites – The Trentino Music Festival promises to provide lifelong memories.

  • Venice – Verona – Lake Garda and more!!!
  • Hiking and Biking in the Dolomites.
  • Cable car trip to Refugio di Tognola for breathtaking views.
  • Cable car trip to Rifugio Rosetta located on one of the highest peaks in the Dolomites.
  • Hiking trip to visit a cheese-making farm.
  • Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in the Arena di Verona; 300 singers, actors, live camels!  A musical extravaganza!
  • San Martino di Castrozza, the oldest skiing resort in the Alpine region.
  • Water Canyoning in Val Noana with renowned Alpine guides.


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