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The goal of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is to nurture the most talented young artists through training and performance opportunities.

The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program uses the Met's unique resources to identify and educate young singers and coach/pianists for major careers in opera.  To meet the individual needs of each young artist, the Program provides specialized training in music, language, dramatic coaching, and movement from the Met's own artistic staff and invited master teachers. Along with a weekly stipend to support the Artist, the Program also funds language study and performer development opportunities. In addition, Program participants have access to rehearsals for all Metropolitan Opera productions. Participants are offered a position with the Program for a period of one to three years for singers, and one to two years for pianists. During this period, the young artists’ engagements in and outside of the Met are at the consent of the Artistic and Executive Directors.

Audition Information

The link to the 2023-2024 LYADP Singer Application, available exclusively on Resonance, can be found on this page on October 1, 2022.

The Application deadline will be November 1, 2022 and will require the following:

  • Three videos recorded on or after July 1, 2022. Two must be operatic arias and at least two languages must be represented.
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • A brief written statement that answers the following:
        o What do you want to gain from the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program?
        o What are your professional goals and artistic aspirations?
        o Which areas of your development you would like to support with the Met's resources?
        o What has drawn you to opera and to the Metropolitan Opera?


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