Classic Lyric Arts, Inc.
Classic Lyric Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to positively impacting the next generation of young opera singers possessing the skills to excel in this demanding, artful, and exciting profession. Classic Lyric Arts, Inc. offers two international summer programs for the next generation of opera singers. With the belief that the beauty of opera and song is intrinsically connected to the music of language, the teaching staff includes Italian, French and American artists working in the field of classical vocal studies. CLA offers training in diction, style, repertoire, stagecraft, and career development, as well as international performing opportunities, building a bridge for the next generation of musicians to this rich cultural, linguistic and musical heritage.
Through our unique training, we strive to cultivate the highest caliber of classical singing, to be a catalyst for young artists to create great music, and to ensure that opera and song continue to enrich our lives and culture.
La lingua della lirica (The Language of Opera), established in 2009, explores the art of bel canto through the relationship between lyric singing and the musicality of the Italian language. L’art du chant français (The Art of French Singing), established in 2012, explores the art of French singing through the prism of lyric diction and French poetry.
CLA’s two programs share a unique approach to studying classical singing through an authentic journey into the heart of French and Italian opera. In addition, our teachers are undisputed masters who offer incomparable insight into this art form, as living links to the great composers and opera’s glorious traditions.
Vocal artistry is complemented by lessons in language, diction and stage movement, culminating in numerous performances in a variety of historic theaters and venues throughout the local region. Within this fully supportive environment, our participants gain an essential understanding of the masterworks and the legacy of the great singers and composers of the past, something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Along the way they discover who they are and who they will become as artists.