Aspen Music Festival And School

Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS Back To Programs of Study

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full 2020 session of the Aspen Music Festival and School is canceled. 2021 application information will be posted to our website by mid-August.

Renée Fleming, co-artistic director

Patrick Summers, co-artistic director

The Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program, under the co-artistic direction of Renée Fleming and Patrick Summers, launches in summer 2020. The program will train young singers and vocal collaborative pianists for the future of vocal artistry: for a career in opera and concertizing, emphasizing technical skill, process, knowledge of the business, and versatility.

Renée Fleming Artists will sing and cover leading roles in mainstage productions and will receive vocal consultation and mentorship from Renée Fleming. When Ms. Fleming is not in residence, Fleming Artists will receive twice-weekly private instruction from the artist-faculty of their choice and will perform in House Music recitals, which are ticketed events held in private homes.

Studio Artists will sing and cover supporting roles and/or perform in the chorus for mainstage productions. They will receive master class and seminar instruction from Renée Fleming and will receive two 45-minute private lessons per week from the voice artist-faculty.

In the application, one may designate if they would like to be considered only as a Renée Fleming Artist, only as a Studio Artist, or for both opportunities.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO