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How to Apply

Director Apprentices

Directing Development Program 

June 18 - July 9, 2023

Two Slots 

Directing students will have the opportunity to direct “La canterina” and along with getting to stage numbers for concerts and serve as assistants for the main stage production of Carmen.


Lessons & Regular Coaching 

Daily group and one on one directing coaching and mentorship. In these lessons, students will gain tools on how to direct opera, find their own creative voice in the process, and learn how to effectively collaborate with an opera team. Students will also have time to discuss how their projects are going and receive coaching on those projects.  


Dramatic Coachings & Theater Program

 Rehearsals geared toward the final performance, addressing personal needs as well as important tools of role development. Stage training and direction with director Joshua WentzAllison Price.

Diction Classes and Coachings 

With the importance of proper language pronunciation, we will present diction (French, Italian and Turkish) in a class setting but also in one on one coaching to prepare for the operas, concerts or even for your own individual projects and learning. 


Recitativo Intensives

The art of the recitativo is one of the biggest challenges for a non-native speaker to master.  This will be a primary focus in our group masterclasses and directing lessons. 


Mindset Coaching

Critical to a performer’s and creators' success is their mindset. Stress can be a killer in auditions, rehearsals, or performances and negative self-talk can lead to self-sabotage. Tools to combat these challenges will be addressed in a masterclass format.



Lunch lectures series about the business of singing and the art of living as an artist in the real world. Visiting friends will come to present on topics of language, culture, and professional career paths.



At a charming hotel in the city center, just around the corner from the Bodrum marina.


Included are daily breakfast and five dinners a week in an intimate group setting. Meals are shared with faculty. Emphasis on healthy, local options whenever possible (gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options).  

Breakfast at the hotel from 7-10am daily including eggs, some gluten free bakery items, and breakfast meats. A small supermarket is just 10 steps from the hotel, including a deli section. Singers and faculty found it easy to eat a very low-cost lunch (3-6 Euro) that included healthy, organic (or organic-style), and gluten free items.


To Apply 

Email: Resume, bio, up to 3 videos of your directing work (does not have to be opera), and a 2-minute video talking about why you are interested in directing opera and what you value as a director to

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