Welcome to the


Merola Opera Program


Est. 1957

2024 Merola       
Summer Festival

June 27 - August 17, 2024

The Song as Drama (Recital)      
Schwabacher Summer Concert       
Don Giovanni   
Merola Grand Finale

Leah Crocetto pictured

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Scene from Don Giovanni

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Merola by the numbers

This summer, 22 singers, 5 apprentice coaches and 1 apprentice stage director were selected from over one thousand, three hundred international applicants to participate in the Merola Opera Program. During their 12 weeks at Merola, these talented young artists receive life-changing instruction from a faculty of opera masters and hone their talents in professional quality productions – all entirely free of charge.


International Applicants


Auditions each Year


Artists this Summer


Years of Opera Training

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