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Do you need to prepare for upcoming presentations, competitions or auditions? Maybe you need to prepare or review a role? Do you need to polish your presentation or need more performing experience? Our sessions can help with all of this and also to develop more effective methods to learn, rehearse and analyze your piece.

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These sessions are tailored to the artist’s needs. We focus on musical, diction, delivery, and interpretation aspects, as needed. Individual coaching sessions can be used for role preparation.

Once you have acquired a workable technique, the next step is finding the optimum repertoire that fits your voice, personality and musicianship. We, after a careful study, offer advice in finding the best repertoire for you. Sometimes an aria may fit your voice while the role on the whole may unsuitable. Embark on a fruitful exploration and study of the repertory in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere.


Auditions are an intrinsic part of the life of the singer. We offer sessions specifically tailored to operatic auditions according to the particular needs of the individual and the specific audition.
For international students we have been created the International Comprehensive Audition Preparation Program. This is a comprehensive four week program that provides participants with the tools needed to prepare for professional level auditions through comprehensive training that includes technical, musical, stylistic, diction, psychological role preparation and elements of artistic representation, among others.
See also our course Ace that Audition!


To prepare the singer to perform a program of songs and/or arias on the concert platform within the classical tradition. Recital preparation gives attention to musical preparation, style, presentation, etc. Audition and initial interview required, ability to memorize music and text quickly, time commitment. The tipical content included: - Selecting the material (if needed). - Preparing the material regarding musical, text and presentation aspects - Learning and practicing the aesthetic aspects of the classical recital format - Rehearsing the recital program.

CREATIVITY & art coaching

The vocal development of an opera singer moved by the desire to enter the great opera stages poses significant external and subjective challenges. The artist experiencing the desire to embody the different roles can arrive, in many cases, to uncomfortable feelings that disturb his innermost being. Opera encompasses different artistic areas: music, theater, symbolic representation, dance, literature, and visual arts through scenery and costumes. All of them come together in an opera performance. Sometimes artists can arrive at significant insights through the in depth study of a particular opera role. To deal with the complexities this career poses, The Opera Atelier offers opera singers a space of coaching and psychoanalysis that delivers professional orientation from the starting point of their individual experience, strengthening their artistic development.

This Summer we invited you to participate in the workshop: The Fearless Performer.


Discover the secrets of the opera world in a relaxed, professional and educational atmosphere. This year we are launching the following workshops and courses:

  • THE SINGER ACTOR: Movement, Improvisation and Composition in Opera; crafting believable characters through text and music. To empower participants to become comfortable on the stage while singing. To learn how to create and perform believable characters. To develop one’s own movement score for important scenes according to the logic of the text and the music. Ability to memorize music and text quickly, time commitment -Individual practice time are required Workshop included: Selecting appropriate repertoire - Intensive Study of repertory - Elements of Stage craft - Elements of Stage Direction Crafting characters - Creating movement score according to reactions coming from text. - Psycho-emotional aspects of role development.
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  • THE ELOQUENT PERFORMER: Music beyond the notes, elements of musical interpretation. Oriented to classical musicians: singers and instrumentalists. To understanding the elements of interpretation to be able to apply them to individual repertory. To prepare participants to decode the musical information in the scores to enable them to create musically sound, expressive and convincing performances through the study of the music and exemplary performances. Good knowledge of music theory and notation and rudiments of harmony and counterpoint required, initial interview required, some individual study time required.
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  • ROUNDTABLE: AM I READY FOR A MANAGER?. An exchange of ideas on artistic representation to help singers to know when to seek an agent, and how to go about it. Some of the topics will be: - Elements of artist representation today. - Artistic preparation requirements. - What is important for a manager. - Career requirements, requirements of opera houses..
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  • MY CHILD IS AN ARTIST, NOW WHAT?. Especially designed for parents that discover artistic talents such as music, dance, ballet, painting, among others, in their children at an early age. To learn and understand effective methods to support their children in their artistic purpose, initiatives, and skills. Supporting your child’s artistic path. This workshop will be also conducted in Spanish.
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  • MOVEMENT, IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION: A creative experience centered in the body. Its general objective is to awaken, listen to and express our personal innate creative resources through the experience of our body language. What we are, is expressed here and now in and through our body. This happens naturally, unconsciously and automatically. When we walk, talk, sit, gesture, dance, we communicate independently of our will or intention. To be alive, regardless of how we choose to express life, is to show with our body what we are. [date and location TBA].

  • OPERA AND PSYCHOANALYSIS: Is a space where Psychoanalysis and Music meet, promoted by The Opera Atelier, to show some connexions bewteen the art of opera and Psychoanalysis. In this workshop we will take a look at those aspects of music of interest to Psychoanalysis theory, and to some scant but not unimportant references to music made by Lacan and Freud [date and location TBA].

  • IMAGE FOR OPERATIC ARTISTS AND ACTORS: Glamour on and off the stage!. You may be keeping off career advancement by dressing improperly and giving the wrong message. In this workshop you will learn how to optimize your image and to dress successfully for auditions and important events. [date and location TBA].

  • OPERA FOR ALL: Aims at developing appreciation of opera among the general public. A performance of opera requires previous information to be enjoyed in full. The foundations of opera that all fans should know (online video presentations, will be available in English and Spanish. [date and location TBA].
  • Other courses and workshops: The Opera Atelier provides a platform for exchange with professionals from various artistic performance disciplines, including the art of cinema and theatre.
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Acquire a professional and affordable web presence through a great looking website and learn how to use social media to promote your artististic career. Visit and take a look at the online portfolio of websites for artists and thinkers. More info:

This service provides quality performances to corporations, hotels, institutions, and private homes. The Opera Atelier is available for Corporate Events, Private Recitals, Special Events, etc. Audiences enjoy excellent performances while artists develop their craft in front of a live audience.
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The Opera Atelier offers singers powerful tools, resources and customized training to support them in achieving their goals.


We also stimulate meaningful, relevant connections to bring about a comprehensive artistic experience.



Jorge Arcila, MA
Artistic Director

Daniel Daroca, MA

Musical Director

Greisel Dominguez

Chorus Master


Xiomara Ponce, MS

Creativity & Art

Giselle Elgarrresta Ríos, DMA

International Soprano and
Choral Conductor

Kaikyo Sara Roby, PhD

Choreographer, Dancer & Psychoanalyst


Ruby Romero
External Consultant from
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida


Miryam Singer

Architect, Regisseur


Emilio Solé - Sempere

Music Educator

Choral Conductor

Jacqueline Solorzano

Executive Director




We collaborate with a number of
national and international distinguished
vocal consultants


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To offer personalized services in the comprehensive training and promotion of opera singers towards the development or their artistic and professional careers, as well as the advancement and dissemination of opera through fostering the interaction of the different social agents involved (singers, vocal teachers, agents, presenters, opera houses, media, among others), and the creation of informational platforms of national and international scope.

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The Opera Atelier

"A creative exchange space where artists -beginner to professional- hone their craft in a nurturing environment and where artists can express their uniqueness"