Performers on stone steps at night in front of an old Italian building
Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin in Italy Program

July 6 to August 6, 2019

For 31 seasons this is where aspiring artists have experienced life not as a student, but as an opera professional.

This four-week intensive opera program for the collegiate, pre-professional singer (18 years and older) combines language and musical study with Italian cultural immersion. Program participants work closely with a faculty of internationally distinguished artists, teachers, coaches, conductors, and stage directors. You will develop your singing-acting craft, musical interpretation, and artistry—all in the heart of Tuscany.

Productions: Two fully staged operas plus an opera scenes performance.

Application deadline:  Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Auditions: Recordings are to be uploaded with application or you may audition live in Oberlin on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

The opportunities provided by the Oberlin-in-Italy program laid the foundation for me as an artist. The immersive nature of the program allowed me to experience life not as a student, but as an opera professional. I still find myself drawing on my summer experiences in my career.

– Eric Einhorn, stage director