Meet the Artists of the Opera for Peace Academy 2024!

28th February 2024

We are delighted to announce the 14 artists that will be participating in this year’s Opera for Peace Academy in Rome and in Paris! 14 artists that impressed us so much with their talents, their skills, their motivation, and especially their drive to become Citizen Artists – sopranos, mezzos, baritones, bass-baritones, stage directors and pianists. This year we had a record number of applications – 360 from 76 countries and 5 continents.
 
OPERA FOR PEACE ACADEMY 2024 Participants:
 
Celine Mun, soprano, South Korea
 
“The thought of joining a program that not only celebrates the resplendence of opera but also seeks to harness its power for fostering unity & understanding on a global stage is nothing short of operatic brilliance.”
 
Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué, soprano, France – Martinique
 
“Je n’avais pas de structure musicale au sein de mon île comme cela est toujours le cas, cela ne m’a pas empêché par ma grande volonté et ma persévérance de provoquer des opportunités.”
 
Khayakazi Madlala, soprano, South Africa
 
“In a country where such resources are scarce, I am confident that participating in your program will not only contribute to my personal & professional growth.”
 
Johanna Will, soprano, Kosovo-Germany
 
“I greatly identify with the message of Opera for Peace and would love to become part of this community creating a support system and learning environment.”
 
Hannah Jones, mezzo-soprano, USA
 
“I will take full advantage of the invaluable resources as a young artist at Opera for Peace, such as the world-renowned coaches, directors, and master classes.”
 
Ekaterina Chayka-Rubinstein, mezzo-soprano, Germany/Ukraine
 
“Being part of the Opera for Peace Academy is all about bringing together talent, passion, and a shared goal of promoting unity through music’s incredible power.”
 
Victor Jiménez Moral, tenor, Spain
 
“The Academy will be a great opportunity to learn from great references in lyrical music and have a great experience with people who enjoy making music as much as I do.”
 
Sen Xu, tenor, China
 
“I stand up for justice & I hope to cooperate with Opera for Peace to start my career as a citizen artist from a global perspective”.
 
Samuel White, tenor, USA
 
“I would like to become a citizen artist, I want my singing to heal and encourage people.”
 
Maxim Lisiin, baritone, Russia
 
“I aspire to use the art of opera as a tool for social impact and inspiration. I am confident that training at the Academy will be pivotal in realizing these projects and in my pursuit of becoming a citizen artist.”
 
Jasurbek Khaydarov, bass-baritone, Uzbekistan
 
“My main goal is to create an accessible environment for everyone who seeks to immerse themselves in the world of opera, regardless of age, social status or financial capabilities ».
 
Arturo Espinosa, bass-baritone, Chile
 
“I’m super enthusiastic about being a citizen artist. I have so many friends who did the programme in the last versions and I’m super excited to have the opportunity!”
 
Naoki Hayashi, pianist, Japan
 
“I am already grateful for the friends, music, and teachers I will meet through this project, and I hope to contribute & become a musician who can further connect people in the world”.
 
Xolane Marman, stage director, South Africa
 
“The Opera for Peace Academy resonates deeply with my aspirations, and I believe it is the ideal program for me to further develop my skills and contribute meaningfully to the world of opera.”