Soprano Nataly Wickham ('16 A.D.) performs "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" from Mahler's Rückert-Lieder song cycle with Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek on piano. Recorded live in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, April 7, 2016.
Offering a small number of especially gifted performers a remarkable combination of mentorship, study, and performance opportunity, the NEC Artist Diploma in Opera takes full advantage of NEC's incredible educational and musical resources.
The program typically admits one singer each year, following a rigorous selection process. The small size of the program allows the Opera Department to invest significant time and personal attention into the training, development, and nurturing of each Artist Diploma singer, according to each singer's unique talents and needs.
- Full tuition scholarship plus $10,000 annual stipend
- At least one principal role with orchestra in a mainstage NEC production per year. There are at least two fully staged NEC opera productions each academic year.
- Showcase performances in historic Jordan Hall
- Given the highly selective nature of the program, Artist Diploma candidates are typically NEC’s first-call vocalists for additional performances of opera scenes, outreach programs, and special events.
- Exceptional NEC faculty and visiting guest artists
- Individualized, two-year program
Learn more about recent AD Opera students.
Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker on how NEC has had an impact on her career, and her love for opera.
Mezzo-soprano Jaime Korkos ('11 G.D., '13 A.D.) and pianist Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek perform Robert Schumann's "Frauenliebe und Leben, op. 42" in recital in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.
Legendary Soprano and NEC faculty member Jane Eaglen conducted a series of masterclasses at New England Conservatory in October, 2012. In this brief excerpt, she works with Artist Diploma candidate Soyoung Park.
Stephen Lord conducts Artist Diploma students Jaime Korkos and Hae Ji Chang, and the New England Conservatory Philharmonia in a performance of "Vieni Appaga Il Tuo Consorte" from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.