The Young Artists Academy

Supporting emerging artists.

Since the creation of its festival, founded in 1998 by the American bass-baritone Richard Cowan, Lyrique-en-mer has ensuredaccompaniement and the training young singers through his Young Artists Program since 25 years.

Belle-Île, famous for its natural beauty, has been a source of inspiration for artists for centuries, and Lyrique-en-mer is now well anchored in the cultural life of the island.

This training offers a program that is both intensive, varied and rewarding, and thus offers a unique experience to young singers of the academy. It is led by its artistic director, conductor Philip Walsh and accompanied by a team of internationally renowned directors, singers and musicians.

Young Artists of the 2022 Festival

Each promotion acquires a unique experience by joining the Lyrique-en-mer Festival team. Each summer, young artists selected by the artistic director actively participate in the various productions of our summer season.

This opportunity allows them to rub shoulders with seasoned artists, all engaged in remarkable careers within prestigious venues such as the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and many others. These soloists offer them masterclasses enriching, providing invaluable advice for their professional lives.

The 2024 Program

Registrations are open for the 2024 Festival, discover the program.

 The team is being assembled. However, we are still accepting applications for:

  • 1 mezzo
  • 1 tenor
  • 1 baritone
 

The registration deadline has therefore been extended to end of February 2024.

The class of 2023

Following the selections made between January and April, Lyrique-en-mer is proud to welcome 7 young singers this summer. Discover them now!

Performing as a young artist for 'Lyrique en mer' has been the most rewarding experience. I have been challenged and treated like a professional, whilst being supported and encouraged by a phenomenal team of musicians and staff. I have come from my month in Belle Île inspired and hungry to pursue opera as a career.
Kitty Casey
Class of 2023
This festival was definitely an experience to remember! I recommend it to every young artist who would like to take singing seriously because it gives you an idea of what studying classical singing abroad entails. Apart from performance experience, this festival gives one the opportunity to strengthen their technique by learning from professional artists and musicians.
Raisa Micallef
Class of 2023

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