Jonathan Morales, "The professional quality of the faculty w/ coaches, conductors, and instructors are nothing short of amazing. With a New York base of operations, and a seemingly endlessly well-connected network of legends ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway actors, Prelude to Performance gave me an unmatched insight as a young professional on how to approach performing an operatic role. What other program can you get feedback from opera stalwarts like Robert Lyall (New Orleans Opera Artistic Director), Ben Vereen (famous Broadway dancer/actor), Stephanie Blythe (Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano), and Martina Arroyo (the legend herself)? A fully staged and fully rehearsed production w/ full orchestra and chorus serves as perfect exposure for a young performer starting down the long journey of having an operatic career. Kudos to such a fantastic experience."