Friday, July 14 at the Kaye Playhouse 7:30pm
In conjunction with the Hunter College Music Department,
the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Young Artist Program, Prelude to Performance presents Don Pasquale, traditionally staged and costumed with orchestra in original language with supertitles, and is family friendly.
Contact the Kaye Playhouse box office for more information at 212.772.4448
This well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ms. Arroyo, Founder and President of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, educating, supporting and guiding young opera singers since 2003 by Will Crutchfield.
Congratulations, Martina Arroyo!
Legendary Soprano, Martina Arroyo was honored at the Career Bridges 16th annual Gala at the Metropolitan Club with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Martina Arroyo Foundation is the umbrella organization for Prelude to Performance, the young artist program which has helped numerous young singers launch their careers.
Congratulations alumna, Hongni Wu!
Mezzo, Hongni Wu who was our Prince Orlovsky in the Prelude 2016 production of Die Fledermaus was one of five winners in the Grand Finals Concert at the Metropolitan Opera in April.
Read about the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions’ final stages.
Prelude alumna Hongni Wu, 23
"Hongni Wu, a mezzo-soprano, brought technical agility, warm colorings and an ample sound to Cruda sorte, a bel canto showpiece from Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Then, after intermission, in a bold choice, she sang the opening scene of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier with youthful bloom and richness."
-Anthony Tommasini, New York TImes
Our Programs help young artists thrive.
Prelude is an intensive training program for young aspiring singers from around the world, culminating into two fully staged opera performances.
Role Class prepares singers with group and individual coaching, working with Martina Arroyo and her staff.
Our alumni are singing at major Opera houses.
Many of our Alumni have gone on to win major voice competitions as well as obtaining performance contracts with both large and small opera companies.
Join us June 23 at 2:00pm for an Afternoon of Opera Highlights!
The rising stars of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance offer a preview of our upcoming full productions of Verdi's Falstaff and Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
DON'T MISS THESE TALENTED YOUNG SINGERS!
FREE and open to the public at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College.
Join us for our next Masterclass!
Masterclasses are FREE and open to the public! (Limited seating)
JULY 2 at 7:00pm
Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College
Join us for an exciting masterclass with Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Sharon Sweet. Ms. Sweet will be working with several of our talented Prelude to Performance singers.
The Martina Arroyo Foundation prepares and counsels young singers in the interpretation of complete operatic roles for public performance.
... I grew up with an open mind and an open spirit and I think that’s extremely important for any young person and particularly an artist who then wants to play other characters and open their thoughts to being another person." -Martina Arroyo
Prelude to Performance's Costume Designer Charles Caine is featured on the cover of June's issue of "The Artful Mind"
Bravo Charles Caine, costume designer extraordinaire!!! What a Career!
Charles is on the cover and in this June issue of "Artful Mind" magazine! We are beyond grateful that he is Prelude's Costume Designer!
Rising star, Jennifer Rowley, (MAF Role Class) will be making her debut at National Opera of Paris (Bastille) this June.
Performance dates will be June 21st, 25th, 28th and July 5th, 11th, 14th.
Prelude alumni Ryan Speedo Green's inspiring story "Sing for Your Life"
Christian Zaremba sang Angelotti in Tosca at the Met.
Zaremba will also be returning to the Met next season to sing Tosca and Gianni Schicchi.