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2020  Winter Intensive takes place January 6 - 18

Directed by Anthony Laciura, (credits include Metropolitan Opera, HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire's, and Netflix's 'Like Father') New York Dramatic Voices' Winter Intensive is a 2-week program in the heart of Manhattan.  During this time, participants will take part in coachings, acting and movement classes, and masterclasses given by respected professionals in the field.  The program culminates in an open concert in New York City of staged scene selections on January 18, 2020.  As part of the program, all artists leave with the materials to complete professional package including professional photos and video of their performance on stage. 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

January 6-16

Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm

10am: Individual Coaching

11am: Acting and Movement Class

12pm: Staging/Masterclass

1pm: Lunch Break

2pm: Staging Masterclasses

3pm: Scene Coaching

4-6pm: Staging/Masterclasses

January 14-16

Rehearsals in the theater from 7-10pm

Dress Rehearsal: 6-10pm

January 17
Free Day

January 18
Evening Performance

Masterclasses to include:

Dramatic Soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs (Washington National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Der Norske Opera)
Maestro Michael Recchiuti (Venice's Gran Teatro La Fenice, Budapest State Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke's)
Ken Benson (Ken Benson Artists)

Anthony Laciura, Metropolitan Opera, HBO, Netflix
Matthew Lobaugh, Domingo-Thorton Young Artist, LA Opera, Minnesota Opera, Cincinnati Opera

​Kimun Kim, Wolf Trap Opera, Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance, Chicago Summer Opera, Japan Fujiwara Opera,  Korea Opera

Auditions will be held in midtown New York in 244 Rehearsal Studios on October 7, 2019 from 7-10pm.  You may also submit a video audition (details below). We will only be accepting applications until Friday, October 4.

Tuition for the program, including masterclasses and coachings, professional photos, and video recording of your performance is $2000. Partial scholarships available.

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.

If you would like to audition, either in person or by video submission, please email

 newyorkdramaticvoices@gmail.com the following:


  • Headshot

  • Resume

  • 2-3 YouTube or Vimeo links 

  • List of 3-5 scenes you would like to perform

  Only Partial Scholarships are available and are merit based.  Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a scholarship in your application email. 


No application will be considered without the application fee of $25. 

Click the button below to pay the application fee: