Opera Performance Studio

Opera Performance

July 4 – August 5, 2023

Europe’s Premiere YAP Combined With A Leading International Artist Management Firm & Young Artist Competition To Provide Young Artists Outstanding Career Opportunities

2023 Season

The Turn Of The Screw by Benjamin Britten

The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten

Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini

Cendrillon by Jules Massenet

Ariodante by G.F. Handel

The Trentino Music Festival’s Opera Performance Studio is designed for highly talented young artists with a focus on ‘career development & professional management’. Each young artist is assigned a leading role in a main stage production that is led by world-class faculty artists and accompanied by the TMF Orchestra. Additional performance opportunities include gala concerts, song recitals, and the Mitchell & Robin Piper Young Artist Competition. No other YAP provides the level of artistic excellence that you will find at the Trentino Music Festival. 


  • Opera Performances with the TMF Orchestra
  • Opera Gala Performances
  • Song Recital Series
  • Master Classes
  • Dramatic & Vocal Coaching
  • Your Audition Package – Defined & Refined
  • Career Consultations – What Makes You Stand Out
  • Professional Artist Management Auditions

EXCEPTIONAL FACULTY ARTISTS – The level of success of any YAP lies in their faculty. The Trentino Music Festival provides exceptional faculty artists including conductors, directors, voice teachers, and vocal coaches from the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, English National Opera, The Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, in addition to Piper Artists Management, an internationally recognized artist management and production firm.

MASTER CLASSES – Master Classes are an integral part of your training at the TMF and cover a wide variety of specialties including; vocal technique, repertoire, operatic style, and dramatic interpretation.

ROLE PERFORMANCE – Opera Performance Studio members are assigned a leading role to perform in a staged production with orchestra. Roles are double cast with each cast receiving a dress rehearsal with orchestra in addition to staged performances.

VOCAL COACHING – Young artist are provided with vocal coaching to musically and stylistically prepare all roles assigned at the TMF, as well as additional repertoire that they wish to include in their audition package.

AUDITION PACKAGES – Many wonderful singers never get past the audition process. At the TMF your audition package will be defined & refined. This includes proper bios and resumes, photos, repertoire that is marketable that fits your present vocal and dramatic abilities, language, dramatic presentation, and audition attire.

MANAGEMENT CONSULTATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS – The TMF is the only YAP in the world that is connected to an international artist management firm. Mitchell Piper is the Director at Piper Artists Management and the President of OMAI – Opera Managers Association International, the largest association of artist managers in the world today, and has been instrumental in the launching of young singers careers for over two decades. Young Artists will have the opportunity to consult and audition for leading European managers that arrive in the final weeks of the festival. For those that are not yet aspiring to professional management, you will have the opportunity to take part in audition workshops, business seminars, and repertoire consultations. Professional management firms attending the 2022 festival included Stage Door Artist Management, Melos Opera Management, BIAM Artist Management, Boris Orlob Artist Management, and Piper Artist Management. A complete list of the 2023 participants will be released soon.

YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION – Young Artists in the Opera Performance and Chamber Music Studios will have the opportunity to audition for the Mitchell & Robin Piper Young Artist Competition. The first round of the competition is by video submission due by April 30, 2023. The final round will be held in person at the Centro Civico in Mezzano, Italy during the first week of the festival. Winners will be chosen to perform with Maestro J. David Jackson from the Metropolitan Opera along with the Trentino Music Festival Orchestra. 

Learn what you love in Italy. Apply Now for Europe’s Premier YAP!

Limited space available. Early registration is highly recommended.

Complete your online application today.

The Trentino Music Festival accepts video auditions. Applicants should prepare two arias in different languages and contrasting styles and upload them along with your application for consideration. Videos must be unlocked for viewing.  Because of the limited number of positions available, early applications are encouraged for best results. Successful applicants will be notified within ten days of their audition.