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 opportunities across the United States and abroad. This season alone, current
members of the program will perform at the Bavarian State Opera, Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino, Greek National Opera, and the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile.