Seagle Festival is the premier opera and musical theater producing organization in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, as well as the oldest summer vocal training program in the United States.
Each year, Seagle Festival selects thirty-two of the finest young singers from across the country and around the world to participate in its program. Emerging artists are chosen through a rigorous application and audition process. Both in-person auditions and recorded auditions are considered in the selection process. Selected emerging artists are in residence each summer from mid-June to mid-August. Dates for the 2024 program are June 17 to August 18.
Artists participate in five fully staged productions every season along with concerts, diction and acting classes. Twice weekly, artists receive private voice lessons. Artists also receive private coaching sessions. A major portion of class time each year is devoted to audition techniques and career planning. Masterclasses by visiting professional artists, artists’ managers and professional company arts administrators are regularly scheduled throughout the summer. Classes and sessions in other theatrical aspects of the performance of opera and musical theater, including sets and costumes, make-up and hairstyling are also given.... Read More