Applications have closed. Results will be released to applicants during the week of November 27.
June 29–August 3, 2024
The Chautauqua Opera Conservatory is an intensive educational program that seeks to offer the highest caliber of training for young singers, 18 and older. Under the leadership of Marlena Kleinman Malas*, a select group of singers will study, coach, and perform in an idyllic setting on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution in western New York State.
New for 2024, Chautauqua Opera Conservatory will enroll twenty students, all of whom will receive a full scholarship.
*The Chautauqua Community joins the world in mourning the passing of Marlena Malas on December 4, 2023. We honor her more than four decades of leadership and service to our Opera Conservatory.
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I Due Timidi – Nino Rota
July 29 in the Amphitheater with the Music School Festival Orchestra
Alcina – G.F. Handel
July 17 & 18 in McKnight Hall
Meet the 2024 Opera Conservatory
We are thrilled to share our conservatory artists for the 2024 summer season.
Chautauqua welcomes applications from talented students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or religious background. Admission is by application and audition for full-term students. Be sure to indicate your preference as to audition site.
Cost & General Information
Living costs, meal plans, tuition and deposit requirements for the upcoming season.
Opera Conservatory Faculty
Opera Conservatory faculty members, coaches and guest faculty.
About the Chautauqua Opera Conservatory and Facilities
The Chautauqua Opera Conservatory is an intensive educational program that seeks to offer the highest caliber of training for the young singer, 18 and older.
Take a look at past productions and master classes.