July 27 - August 7, 2020
2020 Applications are now available!
New England Conservatory hosts Boston Wagner Institute with Director Jane Eaglen. The Institute is an education-forward program for singers with the potential to sing Wagner. With a career spanning the roles of Wagner's heroines in opera houses around the world, Ms. Eaglen has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to build vocal stamina and maintain dramatic interest to fill the expansive music and staging of this style. Ms. Eaglen is committed to passing on the benefit of her extensive experience to the Wagner singers of the future.
Participants will learn the style of Wagner's music with master pianist coaches Michael Strauss and Eric Weimer. Aria and scene repertoire for study, which may be included in the final performance in NEC's Jordan Hall, will be assigned based on accepted participants. Boston Wagner Institute will be limited to a small number of participants, enabling the program to offer a daily private session for each participant, rotating between Ms. Eaglen, Michael Strauss, and Eric Weimer. Recognizing the need for training singers with similar voice types together, Boston Wagner Institute will offer every participant an opportunity to learn from their colleagues in multiple studio and master classes with Ms. Eaglen. There will be daily movement and dramatic sessions with Assistant Director Danielle Wright. Ample time and space for private practice and group socialization will be built into the program to aid retention of new information and set participants up for their future. We hope you will consider applying to join us this summer in our inaugural year of the Boston Wagner Institute.