"Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance series... has become an established operatic highlight every July!"
-David Shengold, Gay City News 2018
"Seeing and hearing young artists onstage and forgetting that they are young artists is a special treat we experience when attending one of Prelude to Performance's productions."
-Voce di Meche, Meche Kroop, 2018
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.
Great News, Ryan Speedo Green!
Bass-baritone, Ryan Speedo Green (Prelude 2010/11) sings the role of the King in the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming production of Aida conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
On October 4th, 2018 Ryan sings a concert at Washington National Opera, where he was recently honored as the 2018 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner!
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.
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 "The Artful Mind" June 2018
"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!"
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.
Rising star, Jennifer Rowley, (MAF Role Class) will be making her debut at National Opera of Paris (Bastille) this June.
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
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.