The Bel Canto Institute San Miguel is aimed at young professional opera singers with major career potential. The program will focus primarily on Mexican singers, but all singers are welcome to apply. From the applications we will choose 10-14 singers to invite to the program.
Those singers will participate in three sessions:
An intensive two-week session in mid-summer consisting of daily voice lessons, vocal coaching, dramatic coaching, bodywork sessions, lyric diction classes, and life coaching. Frequent Master Classes and two main concerts: Opera Concert and a Cabaret Dinner featuring lighter music. This session will be taught by an eight person faculty of highly-acclaimed professionals.
A 4-5 day session in the fall (tentatively October) that will focus on voice lessons and vocal coaching. This session will be led by 2-3 faculty members. There will be a final public Master Class/Concert.
A 4-5 day session in the spring (tentatively March) that will focus on voice lessons and vocal coaching. This session will be led by 2-3 faculty members. There will be a final public Master Class/Concert.
We expect that the singers chosen will participate in all three sessions.
Beyond the sessions above, the leadership and faculty of the Bel Canto Institute take personal interest in the singers and our interest in helping, mentoring, and monitoring the professional progress of each singer, goes far beyond the confines of the program. We want every singer to succeed as much as possible. Bel Canto singer alumni may be invited to perform in recitals and concerts outside of the Bel Canto Institute's program.
We believe in the power of our work to transform the lives of those who participate.
2020 Program details
As of today, the Bel Canto Institute San Miguel is planning to move forward with our program for this summer.
This could change. We might choose to move the summer session to later dates, even into the fall, if necessary. Modification may necessary, but we sincerely wish for our program to happen in 2020. Please check back for updates.
June 28–July 12 Summer Session
October 8–11 Fall Session
March 20–23, 2021 Spring Session
Primary Concert Dates
Opera Concert at Casa de Europa, July 9, 2020
Bel Canto Cabaret Dinner, July 11, 2020