LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists in a recital of opera scenes and arias – “new scenes and polished old ones” – by Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Mozart, Massenet, and Korngold.
Created and overseen by Plácido Domingo, the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is a two- to three-year paid residency for singers and pianists of exceptional talent who are currently in transition from academic training to a professional career in opera. Inaugurated during the 2006/07 season, the program is designed to support the future of opera by discovering and developing the talents of exceptionally gifted young artists to become performers of potentially international stature. LA Opera uses its resources to provide extensive training for the young artists and also gives them the opportunity to further develop their skills in mainstage roles, as principal artists' covers, and in young artist concerts and productions. During their training, participants will work closely with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who serves as Artistic Advisor for the program.
The Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program's training component comprises individualized courses for each artist in the areas of musical coaching, voice lessons, language studies, acting and dance. The artists work with Mr. Domingo, James Conlon, renowned voice teacher Stephen King, members of the LA Opera music staff, and with guest coaches.