Summer 2014
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The Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program provides gifted young singers, pianists, and stage directors opportunities to study and perform with leading opera professionals during a 6-week residency at the Crested Butte Music Festival. Begun in 2008, the program has grown from 35 to over 400 applicants each year, who compete for the 12-15 apprentice positions. In 2014, participants will undergo a rigorous training program that includes 40 hours per week of vocal and dramatic instruction along with dance and fitness training. Students will perform roles in the festival's productions of Verdi 's "Rigoletto" and Puccini's "Suor Angelica," present an evening of opera scenes, perform in concert with the Festival Symphony Orchestra and sing in public masterclasses. The program's faculty, listed below, brings years of expertise and insight to the intense six-week period, helping ensure the operatic arts continue to be passed on to a new generation of operatic talent.
   
mark161 Mark Moorman, director of artistic administration, opera

 

Crested Butte Music Festival,
New York City Opera,
The Juilliard School - Evening Division

 

Baker Lynn Lynn Baker, artistic director, Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program

 

New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, the Bard Summerscapes Festival,
Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall
Baumer Hermann Bäumer, opera conductor

 

Berlin Philharmonic,
Staatsoper Mainz, Stuttgart Radio Symphony,
St. Gallen Opera

 

Borths Joshua Headshot Joshua Borths, stage director

 

Michigan Opera Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera Company,
Festival della Valle d'Itria,
Canadian Operatic Arts Academy,
Crested Butte Music Festival

 

Caldwell Susan Headshot Susan Caldwell, vocal coach

 

New York City Opera, Netherlands Opera,
Mannes College, Orchestra of St. Luke's
Chambers 160 Keith Chambers, vocal coach, répétiteur

 

Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera,
Opera New Jersey, Opera Saratoga

 

Ellison Cori Headshot Cori Ellison, dramaturg, guest artist masterclass

 

Glyndebourne Opera, San Francisco Opera,
Seattle Opera, Washington National Opera,
Verbier Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Caldwell Susan Headshot Susan Caldwell, vocal coach

 

New York City Opera, Netherlands Opera,
Mannes College, Orchestra of St. Luke's

Greenberg Beth Photo Beth Greenberg, stage director

 

New York City Opera, Deutsche Oper,
Phoenicia Festival, Opera Colorado,
Mannes College
Sandell Elise Photo Elise Sandell, stage director

 

Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera,
Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis