Opera for Peace Academy 2024 – AUDIT PROGRAM

19th March 2024

in collaboration with the EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK (EIB)
Opera for Peace Academy – Europe: 15th of April – 24th of April 2024 in Rome, Italy & Paris, France
Spend a week in Rome and Paris with the Opera for Peace team to learn about how to become a citizen artist with a global perspective! Have a chance to observe the teachings of acclaimed artists such as Lawrence Brownlee, Sumi Jo and Thomas Hampson, among others.
Opera for Peace Academy – Europe 2024 is a one-of-a-kind program offering 14 emerging opera artists the opportunity to find and develop their unique artistic identity. We want to support them in their journeys to becoming self-sustainable professionals who then become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for peace and collaboration.
We would like to invite 25 Auditors to come and observe their work through masterclasses, workshops, and more.
– Group Masterclasses with Thomas Hampson (baritone & OfP Advisor), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor & OfP Ambassador), Sumi Jo (coloratura soprano & OfP Advisor), Brian Jagde (tenor & OfP Ambassador), Kamal Khan (recitalist and conductor & OfP Co-Founder), Étienne Dupuis (baritone & OfP Ambassador) as well as distinguished stage director & OfP Ambassador Damiano Michieletto.
– Stagecraft Workshop with renowned stage director Rosetta Cucchi (Artistic Director of the Wexford Festival)
– Social Media & Personal Marketing Workshop with Jenna Wolf (OfP Director of Development & Communication and Press and Media Director at Lenny’s Studio).
– Creativity Workshop with Adama Sanneh (Co-founder & CEO of the Moleskine Foundation)
– Conference at Sciences Po
– Workshop with Spencer Stuart
– Positive Peace Workshop: How to integrate peace building into your career as a citizen artist, led by a director of the Institute for Economics & Peace Serge Stroobants.
– Cultural Diplomacy Workshop with Zhenyu Zeng
– Possibility to attend a concert in Villa Medici, Rome & Italian Cultural Institute of Paris (at own cost with tickets purchased through the venue’s official website)
Auditor Selection Process and Criteria
We are committed to a transparent selection process which will be presided over by a diverse committee of Opera for Peace members, as well as other industry colleagues known for working towards diversity, equity and inclusion.
Anyone who is interested in Auditing is welcome to apply, with no age limit or musical requirements. Places are limited to 25 people.
The e-mail application process will require all applicants to send their biography / CV, and a cover letter or introductory video to Ms Madara Vilson: mvilson@operaforpeace.org
Please contact her also for any additional info regarding the Academy.
Application deadline: the 10th of April 2024.
About Opera for Peace
We are a non-profit organization that develops high-level careers for the greatest talents coming from six continents, many of whom would not have had these opportunities otherwise. They in turn commit to inspiring the next generations of artists and audiences. We value artistic excellence, global connections, and a passion for mentorship. Drawing on the cultural heritage of lyric art, to which we attribute a strong unifying force, we work to develop dialogue and mutual understanding between operatic artists, offering them a professional development program and performance opportunities. We focus on different strategic regions to offer local support, mentorship, and empowerment, and most importantly, a way to connect to the wider global cultural community.
About the European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank is the long-term lending institution of the European Union (EU) owned by its Member States. As the EU’s climate bank, the EIB committed to support €1 trillion of climate action and environmental sustainability investments in the next decade. Within the EIB, the EIB Institute promotes and supports academic, cultural and social initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement.