Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program is a national model for the professional development of young singers. Created by Artistic Director Emeritus John Moriarty in 1978, the rigorous 10-week program integrates daily opera training in diction, movement, stage combat, acting, stage technique, individual coaching and role study; sessions in career management; rehearsals and performance opportunities in the summer’s main stage and additional festival productions.

The program, which selects 30-32 participants from nearly 1,000 applicants each year, has provided valuable voice training for many of America’s most notable young opera professionals, including Denyce Graves, Alan Held, Cynthia Lawrence, Margaret Lattimore, Mary Mills, Emily Pulley, Greg Turay, Latonia Moore, Matthew Polenzani, Jesus Garcia, Chad Shelton, Daniel Belcher and Celena Shafer.

Program Overview

About the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

Meet the Artists

The 2020 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists will be announced this spring!

Join the Program

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