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The Atlanta Opera is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever young artist program, The Atlanta Opera Studio
. During the 2016-17 season, the artists will appear in featured and supporting roles in mainstage productions, studio tour performances, and a variety of programs and special events throughout the metro Atlanta community.
The program provides talented emerging artists with valuable performance experience working alongside internationally acclaimed operatic professionals. The artists will participate in master classes and specialized instruction, enhancing and deepening their professional education through coaching in language, stage skills, and career development.
“The Atlanta Opera is proud to launch a program that will support talented young artists at the brink of a major international career,” said Tomer Zvulun. “The program will provide the studio artists with continued education, performance opportunities, and an environment that will prepare them for a successful career in the opera world. For our audiences and patrons, this will be a unique opportunity to get acquainted with young, up-and-coming artists who will establish a meaningful, lasting connection with our community.”
The six members of the 2016-17 Atlanta Opera Studio are soprano Bryn Holdsworth, New York; tenor Santiago Ballerini, Buenos Aires, Argentina; baritone Andrew Pardini, Modesto, Calif.; bass-baritone Alan Higgs, Melbourne Beach, Fla.; pianist and vocal coach Valerie Pool, Marietta, GA; and stage director Brenna Corner, Alberta, Canada.