Prelude News


Prelude to Performance's Costume Designer Charles Caine is featured on the cover of "The Artful Mind" June 2018


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"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.

I’m so glad I’m in Martina Arroyo Foundation this year, it was my pleasure to work with such a great teacher and incredible singers. They are very professional and helped me a lot! Ms. Martina gave us two role classes for each week, she was really helping us to make us believe you were the person. The coach teacher, Maestro, and stage director are all amazing! I can’t explain how thankful I am for this opportunity. I would like to attend the Young Artists Program next year. Thank you so much!!
— Hongni Wu, 2016

Rising star, Jennifer Rowley, (MAF Role Class) will be making her debut at National Opera of Paris (Bastille) this June.  


"A singer of enormous gift and promise." 

-New York Times

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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

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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.


"A stage animal with a big bass voice."

-New York Times

Prelude alumni Ryan Speedo Green's inspiring story "Sing for Your Life"


"A beautiful tribute to the power of good teachers." 

-Terry Gross, Fresh Air

Sing for Your Life — an ­incisive portrait of a young black man from a poor and constricted home in southeastern Virginia who comes to possess, of all things, the potential for greatness at the highest levels of opera.
— Thomas Chatterton Williams, New York times Book Review, Oct. 3, 2016