Our Mission:



Our Programs

Vocal competition

The Premiere Opera Foundation’s International Vocal Competition assembles the most esteemed operatic judging panels, consisting of elite industry professionals, and world renowned superstars, to discover and honor the most promising, up and coming, young opera singers in the world today.

scholarships & Awards

The Foundation is proud to offer generous scholarships and special prizes to the winners of our Vocal Competition, and provide them with incredible opportunities to advance their careers.


Our Masterclasses are led by world-class master teachers who work intimately with selected singers on all aspects of vocal technique, and dramatic interpretation, as well as career development, giving way to further networking within the community.

restore & archive

The Foundation oversees the world’s largest catalog of live opera recordings, housed at Premiere Opera, where the most iconic performances from the greatest singers of the past, and artists of today, are compiled, restored, archived, and promoted.

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Our Impact


Scholarships & Awards

Between the 2017 & 2018 International Vocal Competition, the Foundation will have given out what is valued at over $40,000 in monetary prizes and special awards, to top international emerging artists.



2017 brought us 400+ applicants from 10 different countries. 150 Semi-Finalists were chosen to sing live auditions in New York City for our world-class jury, from which then 19 were selected to sing on the Finals, that were open to the public.

Get Involved

Whether you apply for one of our programs, volunteer, or make a donation to the foundation, you will be contributing to helping us fulfill our mission of promoting & preserving the operatic art form.


Sign Up For a Program

Apply for the 2018 International Vocal Competition, as well as the 2018 Vocal Masterclass Series.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer your time to help execute one of our important upcoming programs.

Make a Donation

Your donation, big or small, will help support & grow annual programming, scholarships, and educational opportunities.