IPAI Dance Study Group — 2011


Germany is known for its centuries long love of opera and home to some of the finest opera houses in Europe.

IPAI 2016 Opera Participants will work with current leaders in the Opera business. The Opera Studio and Young Artist Programs are under the direction of Michael Strauss and Charis Dimaras. Students will have the opportunity to work with International opera singers, Kirstin Chavez and Barbara Daniels. Stage directors include; Michael Sturm. Mobile Opera and IPAI General Director Scott Wright will present workshops and career development and life success coaching. Particpants will also have the opportunity to vocal coach with Ellen Rissinger of Semper Oper in Dresden. All participants receive two voice lessons, two vocal coachings per week, daily acting classes, dance classes, networking opportunities and much more.

IPAI offers several performance opportunities, performances in Munich and many other master classes. Opera artists also participate in the Next Steps Career Development Seminar the last 4 days of the program. NSCDS has been designed to focus on the next step needs of the individual artist. Singers work with staff and master artists to identify and market career strengths. During this time, a strategic career plan is developed under the advice of our international faculty. IPAI Next Steps Career Development Seminar is the first of its kind for professional summer training programs.

Interested artists should contact Bruce Earnest at

Tuition for the Opera Program is $5425.