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Tel Aviv, Israel
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- Robert Lipsyte and Louise B. Morris of The New York Times
Tel Aviv, Israel

Click on the link below to read an article about our 2013 summer program.

Click on the link below to see a promotional video for our production of Susannah for
Israel, 2013.

July 2015 (Specific dates will be posted when they are available)
It will be our 29th year for this multi-tiered training program for entry-level singers to professionals. The program offers a distinguished international faculty of artists, teachers, coaches, directors, conductors and managers from every major international opera house. The program includes fully staged operatic productions, concerts with both piano and orchestra and a series of master classes. All roles open. Limited Scholarships available through the generosity of Harold Snyder, Sidney Silverman, and the David Crohn Memorial Fund.

The following is the list of Faculty for the 2014 Israel program. Updated information regarding our faculty for 2015 will be posted as it becomes available.

Lucy Arner Conductor; Vocal Coach
Mannes College; Metropolitan Opera;
Gran Teatre del Liceu; Florida Grand Opera
Rainer Armbrust Conductor; Vocal Coach
Bayreuth Festival; Teatro di San Carlo;
Opera de Colombia
Daniel Belcher Voice Teacher; Baritone
Florida State University; Houston Grand, SF Opera
NYC Opera; Théâtre de Chatelet; Netherlands Opera
Mary Birnbaum Stage Director
The Juilliard School; Seattle Opera; Ojai Music Festival
Carlos Conde Voice Teacher; Bass-Baritone
Mannes College
Joan Dornemann IVAI, Artistic Director
Assistant Conductor, The Metropolitan Opera
Opera de Paris
Hans Pieter Herman Baritone, Voice Teacher
Amsterdam; Lyons; New York
Niv Hoffman Stage Director
Glyndeboune Opera Festival, The Israeli Opera,
Vienna Staatsoper
Hemdi Kfir Language Coach
The Israeli Opera; Metropolitan Opera
Samantha Malk Mezzo-soprano; Voice Teacher
New York City
Liora Maurer Vocal Coach
Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera
Sharon Mohar Stage Director
Dramatic Coach
Nelson Dumont Theater, Toulouse
Toulous University Mirail
Paul Nadler Conductor
Metropolitan Opera; L’Opera de Montreal
Principal Guest Conductor: Iasi Philharmonic-Romania
Conductor Emeritus: SW Florida Symphony
Founder & Music Director: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
John Norris
Body Mind Voice Coach; Stage Director
Berliner Staatsoper unter den Linden Studio;
Neuen Stimmen; Bavarian State Opera Studio;
Semperoper Dresden
Jérémie Pelletier Pianist/Vocal Coach
Opéra de Montreal; McGill University
Mathieu Pordoy Vocal Coach
Opéra-Comique, Paris; Opera Monte-Carlo;
Festival d'Aix en Provence
David Rosenmeyer Conductor, Vocal Coach
Oratorio Society of New York;
Fairfield County Chorale
Ira Siff Voice Teacher/Interpretive Coach
New York City; Amsterdam Conservatory
Commentator - Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts
Yisahi Steckler Conductor
Israel; Europe
Jennifer Szeto Pianist
Atelier Lyrique – Opéra de Montreal
Claude Webster
Vocal Coach
Chorus Master, Opéra de Montreal
Head Coach, Atelier Lyrique, Opéra de Montreal
John Wregg
Stage Director
Opera Australia, Wellington City Opera,
Canterbury Opera
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