LA Opera House Receive Donation for Young Artists Program
One of the primary goals of the National YoungArts Foundation is to provide mentoring and a platform for talented young people to grow and harness their special talents. One of the special features of this mission is through its MasterClass program, where YoungArts finalists work with a “master” in their respective field on a mentoring basis. One of Foundation’s prominently featured masters is renowned opera singer Placido Domingo, who heads the Los Angeles Opera and was instrumental in the founding of the Opera’s young artists resident program.
The L.A. Opera recently received a $4.3 million dollar donation to improve its young artists programs. The opera’s residency program for its young artists began in 2006 and it’s a paid residency where young aspiring opera singers work with music directors on improving their craft throughout the duration of their residency. In addition to constant training, the young residents are also allowed to participate in many of the opera’s productions.