The Houston Grand Opera Studio is one of the most respected young artist programs in the country. For more than thirty years it has served young singers and pianist/coaches, providing a bridge between full-time training and full-fledged operatic careers. Each year after an exhaustive nationwide search, a hand-selected group of talented individuals is brought here to Houston to work alongside the best in the business at Houston Grand Opera. In main-stage productions and at other less traditional venues, these artists hone their craft as singing actors. During a residency of up to three years, each performer receives customized training from an expert team while gaining invaluable performance experience at the highest level.
Alumni of the Studio perform at the best opera houses all around the world—but internationally renowned artists such as Joyce DiDonato, Scott Hendricks and Ana María Martínez still regularly return to their home stage at the Wortham Theater Center, back to the audiences who watched them bloom in the springtime of their careers.
Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine is the official health care provider to Houston Grand Opera.
Additional support for Houston Grand Opera Studio is provided by the following funds within the Houston Grand Opera Endowment, Inc.:The Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation Endowment FundThomas Capshaw Endowment FundCarol Lynn Lay Fletcher Endowment FundWilliam Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship FundCharlotte Howe Memorial Scholarship FundElva Lobit Opera Endowment FundMarian and Speros Martel Foundation Endowment FundErin Gregory Neale Endowment FundShell Lubricants (formerly Pennzoil-Quaker State Company) FundMary C. Gayler Snook Endowment FundTenneco, Inc. Endowment FundHotel accommodations for YAVA are generously supported by The