Directed by Anthony Laciura, (credits include Metropolitan Opera, HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire's, and Netflix's 'Like Father') New York Dramatic Voices' Summer Virtual Audition Bootcamp is a 6-day program each session.  During this time, participants will take part in:

1. One-on-one character development classes with Anthony Laciura (MET, HBO, Netflix)

2. One-on-one music and diction coaching with Matthew  Lobaugh (Washington National Opera, LA Opera)

3. Masterclass with Aaron Sanko (UIA Talent)

4. Group Classes on Wellness for Singers, Movement, Acting, Meditation and Mindfulness with Kimun Kim (Glimmerglass, Korea National Opera), Ann Marie Calvaneso, (MET and Wiener Staatsoper clients) Mark Tempesta (Shreveport Opera, Institute for Young Dramatic Voices with Jane Eaglen), and Anthony Laciura

5. Professional materials review

6. Professional edited videos of your 2 arias

7. Virtual Concert

All artists leave with materials to complete their professional package including professionally edited videos. 

We offer this program as a safe environment to develop the skills of the emerging artist. Class sizes are limited to give each singer quality instruction with our coaches and masterclass technicians.  While New York Dramatic Voices was created to provide opportunities for singers with dramatic voices, we welcome all fachs.

Sample Schedule

If you are applying from a different time zone, please note that all classes will take place between 10am-7pm EDT. 

Monday through Saturday from 10am-7pm

10 am: Group Class - Fitness/Holistic Wellness for Singers with Ann Marie Calvaneso

11:00 am -  Meditation Class with Mark Tempesta

12:00 pm - Suzuki/Movement Class with Kimun Kim

1:00pm - Acting Masterclass with Anthony Laciura

2:00 pm - BREAK

3:00 pm - Masterclass with Aaron Sanko

4:00-7:00 pm   -  One on one music and diction coachings with Matthew Lobaugh

4:00 - 7:00 pm- One on one character development class with Anthony Laciura

Virtual Concert 

Tuition for the each session, including masterclasses and coachings, professional videos, and group classes is $600. 

If you would like to audition, please email the following:


  • Headshot

  • Resume

  • 2 Contrasting YouTube or Vimeo links 

  • Indicate if you would like to participate in session 1, session 2 or both sessions.

  • Indicate which 2-5 arias you would like to work on



Anthony Laciura, Director, is most recently known as ‘Eddie Kessler’, the right-hand man to Steve Buscemi's 'Nucky Thompson' on four seasons of HBO’s highly acclaimed series, Boardwalk Empire. Mr. Laciura is the recipient of two SAG Actor awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role on Boardwalk Empire. Entertainment Weekly has named Mr. Laciura in the top 25 Comic Relief in TV Dramas All-Stars, for his portrayal of ‘Eddie’.  Mr. Laciura has also appeared with the Metropolitan Opera Company in more than 800 performances and is known internationally for his work as an operatic tenor. The first time Mr. Laciura debuted at the Met was with Pavarotti in 1982, in the opera Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss. Laciura then recorded Manon Lescaut by Puccini on the Deutche Grammaphone label with Pavarotti, and finally, Laciura appeared with Pavarotti in his last scheduled gala at the Met, in Tosca by Puccini. Mr. Laciura's recorded Madama Butterfly with Jose Carreras on the Deutche Grammaphone label and toured with him on several productions. During Mr. Laciura's time as a comprimario at the Met, the Washington Post labeled him… “The Clown Prince of Opera…one of the outstanding character-tenors of our time.” The New York Times’ leading music critic simply stated that he is “a master of such roles,” and Terrence McNally announced during a radio broadcast that, “the amazing Anthony Laciura can convince an audience that he is just about anyone and sometimes steals the show," and named him as a "Singer of the Century." In addition to his TV and opera success, Mr. Laciura's Off-Broadway stage credits include Uncle Bob in The House of Connelly by Paul Green, Irwin in the 2014 production of Honor Bound by Al Repicci, and as Reb Pinchas and Moisheleh in the musical Soul Doctor, directed by Mindy Cooper. Mr. Laciura’s talent as a unique character actor has taken him to the big screen, television, and on various stages throughout the world. He has co-starred in the Academy qualifying, multi-award winning independent short film Crackers, as Frank the Barber, directed by Gregory Principato, and in the short film Mateo’s Room as Mr. Thomas, by Maximilian Williamson. In addition to his singing career and acting, Anthony also directs opera. Recent directing includes The Barber of Seville for Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance. He has also directed productions of Verdi’s Otello with the Vero Beach Opera, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Puccini’s La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly for Phoenix Opera, Verdi’s Rigoletto for DiCapo Opera in New York, and Puccini’s La fanciulla del West at Knoxville Opera. Mr. Laciura is can be seen regularly on Netflix.  Most recently, he plays the role of Leonard in Netflix's original Like Father opposite Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell.

Matthew Lobaugh, Music Director, is currently a freelance pianist living in New York City where he maintains a private vocal coaching studio.  Matthew was recently seen making his debut with Washington National Opera in October 2019. Matthew began training at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) with a BM degree in both Piano and Vocal Performance.  He worked toward both the MM in Collaborative Piano from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Artist Diploma in Opera Coaching.  A graduate of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program at the Los Angeles Opera, his professional operatic credits include the music staffs of Minnesota Opera (Chorus Master), Virginia Opera (Chorus Master), Cincinnati Opera (Assistant Conductor) and in recital with the Florida Grand Opera.  Locally, Matthew has served as Music Director for the City-Wide Youth Opera and Opera Breve and has been on the music staff for Loft Opera NYC and Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance.  Matthew is also featured on the companion CD to the Menotti Arias for Soprano Anthology, published by Hal Leondard (2008). 

​Kimun Kim, General Manager, a native of Seoul, South Korea, is a stage director based in New York City.  He directed Das Lied von der Erde, Dichterliebe, Frauenliebe und- leben as theatrical presentations; Our Cool Leader, Die Fledermaus, Trouble in Tahiti, and Hansel and Gretel. Past associations: Korean National Opera, Japan Fujiwara Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance, Chicago Summer Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, La Mama ETC New York, and The Barns and Filene Center in Virginia. He received his Master’s in Opera Directing at The University of Texas at Austin and trained in the Suzuki acting method and Viewpoints at SITI Company.

Workshop Instructors

Ann Marie Calvaneso - Ann Marie Calvaneso is a singer and health and fitness coach for singers. Through her holistic health and wellness programs, she helps singers reach their fitness goals while encouraging a well-balanced, abundant life. Annie's innovative methods are a combination of vocal pedagogy and technique combined with kinesiology and biomechanics. Her programs help singers connect to their bodies, develop strong muscles for support, improve stamina, correct postural alignment issues, and increase confidence.  All Annie's programs are rooted in both science and mindset work.  She focuses on self-limiting beliefs holding the client back, which delivers long term results instead of quick fixes. Every client she has worked with has accomplished permanent results. She is deeply compassionate and understanding, and supports clients in recovering from body image and food related trauma. She has worked with both young professional and high-level professional singers all over the world, including the Metropolitan Opera and Wiener Staatsoper.

Mark Tempesta - Tenor Mark Tempesta has performed roles ranging from Gherman in Pique Dame to Tony in Westside Story with regional houses and music festivals throughout the Eastern half of the United States over the last several years. Outside of performing, Mark is also a 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher, and has studied Zen and Metta meditation in depth. Mark has a passion for using this knowledge for helping other musicians find better balance in their mind and body’s relationship to their craft. He is currently teaching mindfulness and metta meditation for Freelance Performers and Mental Health, and taught classes focusing on physical and mental wellness for musicians for several seasons at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. Mark also has a background in Physics and engineering, having worked on research in laser defense systems as well as in relativistic astrophysics.

Follow Mark's meditation instagram, @MettativeMark and the meditation page of Mark's website,

New York Dramatic Voices's (NYDV) past master classes have featured opera powerhouses, Christine Goerke, Michael Chioldi, and Martina Arroyo, who worked closely together with NYDV participants.

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