“Prelude to Performance was a life changing experience for me. I got treated as a professional from the very beginning. It’s a program that gets you ready for what it’s going to be like in the professional world. You work with some of the most important people in the opera world today. They are a very supportive staff. The other singers in the program were also very supportive. It made the program a very safe environment to let go and try new things. The attention to character detail in Martina Arroyo’s Role Prep. Class was so beneficial. You are always having to think of your intentions and why you are singing the words that you are singing, before you actually sing them. The master classes with Anthony Laciura, Steven Horak, and Ken Benson were priceless . The chance to sing with an orchestra and learn an entire role is rare in many programs. I have more tools in my toolbox and refined the ones I already have. I am forever indebted to the Prelude staff as I know it has opened so many doors for my future.” - Gabriel Nochlin-Gargari, "Andrès, Cocchenille, Frantz, & Pitichinaccio" (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) If you would like to know more about Mr. Gargari click here.