Called a “revolutionary young artist program” (Operawire), Becca Conviser founded OFP in 2016, which offers exclusive training, performance, and professional development opportunities to international soloists.
One of the primary obstacles for young artists is navigating the time after conservatory. These promising musicians have a strong technical foundation, but often need additional time and support to develop nuanced style, details and precision. These details come with experience, but few professional houses have the time or resources to dedicate to a singer who is not already a seasoned performer. This is a seemingly insurmountable challenge: One needs experience to be hired in an opera house, but one needs to be in a house to gain that experience.
Creating an Environment to Excel
Fellows at OFP work 1:1 with a team from the National Theater and other A-level houses, isolating and then combining technical, stylistic and dramatic components, resulting in superior artistry brought to the stage. Hear about our fellows experiences, in video testimonials.
OFP is proud to be the only program of its kind where singers make a professional international debut during the program, and have the potential to be offered house contracts directly from their fest participation.