At the core of the Professional Curriculum Model of operatic training are faculty and professional guest artists who are a critical part of the program. Guest artists have included composers, stage directors, master teachers, clinicians in business strategies, stage managers, artist managers, coaches, conductors, and general directors of opera companies. All members of the Opera Institute as well as voice majors who study in the Opera Programs are invited to experience these special guests.


Faculty & Staff Directory

Guest Artists and Directors

The Opera Institute hosts visiting artists who are trailblazers and game-changers in the field. Here are some of the folks who have recently come to Boston University to work with students in the Opera Institute.

Upcoming Guests
  • Eve Summer
  • Rose Freeman
Recent Guest Artists
  • Martin Bakari
  • William Bolcom
  • Tom Cipullo
  • Joseph Colaneri
  • Matthew Epstein
  • Tara Faircloth
  • Renee Fleming
  • Carlisle Floyd
  • David Gately
  • Denyce Graves
  • Sherri Greenawald
  • Jerry Hadley
  • Jake Heggie
  • Ben Heppner
  • Steven Humes
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Laura Kaminsky
  • David Kneuss
  • Crystal Manchin
  • James Marvel
  • E. Loren Meeker (CFA’99)
  • Mark Oswald
  • Stephen Paulus
  • Daniel Pelzig
  • Tobias Picker
  • Donald Palumbo
  • Morris Robinson (CFA’01)
  • Nicholas Russell
  • Kamala Sankaram
  • Jasmine Solfaghari
  • Frederica von Stade
  • Carol Vaness
  • Deborah Voigt