Luis Alvarado, Prelude to Performance participant 2011. "The program Prelude to Performance has been one of the greatest experience in my life. The fact of just working on the opera assigned and take the classes with a focus on that production helps a lot. Not that many programs offer you to perform in a real theater with an orchestra and full costume and I found this as a huge advantage on how to prepare a role. On top of that, getting the opportunity to work on my role with someone like Martina Arroyo, has been a life lesson on how to be prepare and know how much more you can dig in to be prepared. Thank you so much for this great experience."