Past Faculty and Guest Artists included:
Deborah Voigt
Frank Lopardo
Wendy Bryn Harmer
Anthony Laciura
Isaac Hurtado
Nicolas Giusti
Darrell Babidge
Anthony Buck
Jennifer Welch Babidge
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Roles available for principal artists include:


Don José









Queen of the Night




1st Lady

2nd Lady

3rd Lady

UVAA Summer Opera Festival is proudly sponsored by Utah Valley University Department of Music

The Principal Artist Program provides advanced college and emerging professional singers with the opportunity to perform featured roles in a fully staged opera with orchestra, while exploring and refining language, acting and stylistic skills. Each singer participates in master classes with incredible guest artists such as international superstars Deborah Voigt, Frank Lopardo, and Wendy Bryn Harmer. 

Metropolitan opera character tenor, Anthony Laciura, one of the  most celebrated operatic singer/actors will stage direct La Tragédie de Carmen (sung in French with English super-titles and dialogue) and teach a daily acting course. UVAA founder Isaac Hurtado will direct Die Zauberflöte (sung in German with English super-titles and dialogue).


Artists selected for this program will perform a featured role in La Tragédie de Carmen or Die Zauberflöte with each role double cast.  

The 2018 Program will include the following offerings:

  • Coach and perform an entire role in La Tragédie de Carmen or Die Zauberflöte with orchestra!

  • Learn from elite guest artists and faculty such as Deborah Voigt, Stanford Olsen and others (2019 guest artists will be announced soon).

  • Study Acting with world famous character actor, Anthony Laciura.

  • Receive regular musical coaching with our excellent coaching staff

  • Compete for cash and prizes in the "Death by Aria" competition

Principal Artist Program cost:  $2,400

(some scholarships available)
Housing, transportation, and food costs for out of state participants are not included. Housing is typically arranged through assistance of UVAA and the cost usually ranges from $400-800 depending on the particular accommodations. 

Utah Vocal Arts Academy will be using Yaptracker for our applications this season. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details).  

1386 N Freedom Blvd

Provo, UT 84604
Tel: 801-822-8172


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