Opera for Peace
The largest worldwide reference organization for the support of young singers, Opera for Peace – Leading Young Voices of the World, is a passion project born of the conviction that the current system needs re-invention. New ideas and priorities are necessary if opera, and culture as a whole, is to flourish. We are a new movement for global change, inspiring thousands to join our vision built upon the values of belief and trust in our youth, inclusion, diversity, equality, social justice, excellence, sustainability, affordable and accessible education as well as equal opportunities. We identified that artists wanted to better relate to the world in which we all live in, and that a charter of social progress values needed to be outlined for our industry to reflect global trends. In light of current world events, it is even more urgent to find less traditional partnerships and to give our artists the best chance to be financially supported in new ways. We have more than 70 partners, 22 Ambassadors and 5 Advisors. Our new Advisors are Fabio Luisi, conductor, Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano and Ludovic Tézier, baritone. They join founding Advisors Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Sumi Jo, soprano. Opera for Peace gives young artists access to the highest training available through coaching, exchanges, masterclasses, residencies and international artistic projects. In order to develop this mission we have inaugurated a new program called Opera for Peace Emerging Artists composed of 12 graduates from around the world that represent some of the brightest young talent in our industry. We provide them with exceptional personalized one-on-one mentorship from our Ambassadors and Advisors, special performance opportunities in collaboration with our partners.