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 awards and special prizes to the winners of our Vocal Competition, as well as to provide them with incredible opportunities to advance their careers, including scholarship to our prestigious, Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Institute, held in the stunning Puglia region of Italy each summer.

masterclasses & Professional DEVELOPMENT seminars

Our Masterclasses are led by world-class master teachers who work intimately with selected singers on all aspects of vocal technique, dramatic interpretation, and repertoire, as well as our Professional Development Seminars which explore valuable career insights, and access to networking within the community, as exemplified through our international management firm, Premiere Artists Management.

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

Through the Vocal Competition and the Vocal Arts Institute, the Foundation has given out to what is valued at over $50,000 in monetary prizes, scholarships, and special awards to top international emerging artists.



The 2017 & 2018 Vocal Competition brought us a combined total of 800+ applicants from 14 different countries. 150 Semi-Finalists were chosen each year to sing live auditions in New York City for our world-class jury, from which up to 20 singers were selected to compete in the Finals.



The Foundation has a combined total of over 55K+ passionate and active social media followers and mailing list subscribers from all over the world.

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 NOW for our 2019 International Vocal Competition, as well as our 2019 Vocal Masterclass Series.


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.