2018 Pricing Packages
Package 1 (Full Package)
Study Cost: €2000
Housing and round trip boat to Syros (arranged by GOS): €1100
Study Cost: €2000
Housing and boat transportation arranged independently by the student. Greek Opera Studio will not be made responsible.
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
Acceptance: Jan 2018
Deposit Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Flight Purchase: March 15, 2018
February 1st: €500 non-refundable deposit
March 1st: first payment
April 1st: second payment
May 1st: third payment
June 1st: last payment
Greek resident subsidy
*Consideration upon acceptance
A non-refundable deposit of €500 is required by February 1st in order to secure a place in the program. Acceptance letters will be sent in January. Flights must be purchased by March 15th.
- All castings are finalized upon acceptance and first deposit
- Flight purchase and itinerary must be sent to the New York Office by the first week of April
- Commitment contracts will be sent to all participants in the Spring of 2018
- The Opera studio is in direct affiliation with an international festival, which hosts and supports the young artists
- Greek residents eligible for a subsidy pending proof of residence.
- The Greek Opera Studio does not cover food, flights, overnight hotels, or transportation to and from the airport. These are the sole responsibility of the student and they are not included in the cost packages listed above.
Welcome Prospective Applications
In past years, new positions have been added to the program for apprentice conductors, and pianists. Those applicants applying for such positions must prepare the application requirements, including MP4 video clips. The program details for these applicants will vary in time and positioning, pending on the Festival or studio assignments. If chosen, conductors and pianists would be cast for specific productions, as well as have direct training as assistants with the festival staff and main stage productions and directors. Conductors and pianists would be directly connected with the GOS singers in coachings and rehearsals.
The vocal participants in the Greek Opera Studio will be scheduled for daily study and rehearsals for over an entire month, on the beautiful island of Syros, Greece. They will have the opportunity to study and work with a high level international staff, in language, voice, and stage craft. Performance opportunities include, a children’s opera, covering all Festival operas or singing if cast, as well as in concert performances with orchestra. The participants perform in concerts and recitals around the island, and will be featured in scenes for the final Gala in the Apollo Theater (La Piccola Scala) which celebrated a 150 year Anniversary in 2014. The participants will be selected to cover leading roles and sing small roles in the main stage festival opera, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly sung in Italian. The Greek Opera Studio young artists will also perform Mozart’s Don Giovanni with piano, being performed in the Apollo Theater on th Festival schedule, and the children’s opera Bravo, Brava. The Greek Opera Studio singers will also be able to sing and work with Lieder specialists from Vienna and London, preparing the annual Lieder Abend. This merging of professionals and the studio, allows the GOS participants to be in direct contact with international artists and rehearsals on a daily basis. The final performance of the International Festival of the Aegean will be the GREEK OPERA STUDIO GALA, a presentation of staged scenes for all Greek Opera Studio participants featuring suited to the young artists, which has a huge interest for the Festival public. Additional perfomances include Oratorio Concerts, positions as soloists and covers in choir- and orchestra concerts of the International Festival of the Aegean, a Musical Theater performance and Aria concerts around the island.
A secondary program merged with GOS and accepting only Greek Residents (presenting a Greek passport and residency papers) is offered with varying participation throughout the summer program. The application process is the same as for the international young artists, however, conditions, housing, the number of classes, and roles, may vary. All applications for the residents are set individually, pending on the acceptance after the application process. The young artists private circumstances will be taken into consideration for such scholarship discounts. The support of Greek Artists, the Greek culture and voice, is given as a gift from a private sponsor, subsidizing a portion of the application fee. The mission is to advance international and Greek cultural exchange, for those young artists interested in the vocal art form. A small Greek Opera Studio Syros chorus, has also been created for this reason, and supported by the General Director, Eilana Lappalainen and the Friends of the Festival. These Greek residents are included in the GOS Gala.
The Greek Opera Studio will provide private coachings, private voice lessons, public Master Classes, movement/dance classes, acting training, oratorio classes, language, career placement and audition presentation. The staff will include teachers and artists who have worked in the worlds most respected music and opera venues such as Carnegie Hall, La Scala, San Francisco Opera/ballet, the Deutsche Oper, Stuttgart Opera, Vienna State Opera, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Weimar, Essen and many other German Opera houses. The selected staff works presently in the international opera business, in performing, conducting or directing, or they are free lance teachers or working in US or European universities such as in Vienna, Austria. The Greek Opera Studio participants experience a variety of options expanding and exposing the young artists to the world of opera. We are more than a studio, we include you into our world!