About the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program was created in 1980 to identify and develop extraordinarily talented young artists in the realm of opera. The program has trained a new generation of celebrated American and international opera singers, as well as coaches and pianists, who perform at the highest standards in productions at the Met and opera houses around the world. In recognition and gratitude for their leadership and generous support, the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program has been named after Mr. and Mrs. George Lindemann. 

While many opera companies across the country conduct young artist training programs, the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is unparalleled for the quality and scope of resources available to its participants. Throughout their instruction, young artists draw upon the vast pool of world-renowned talent available at the Met, including current and former Met artists, internationally recognized coaches, and master teachers. Program participants have access to daily rehearsals and practice sessions, where they can observe opera’s great singers preparing their roles for the current Met repertory. They are also presented with the opportunity to participate in Met productions, as many singers perform supporting roles and pianists serve as assistant conductors.

Lindemann Young Artists are already in high demand and receive frequent invitations for performance opportunities outside the Met. This past season alone current members of the program performed at Bayerische Staatsoper, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Glimmerglass Festival, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Opera Philadelphia, Teatro del Lago (Chile), Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New World  Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.