Mission Statement

The Orfeo Foundation is a not-for-profit international organization devoted to the support of very talented opera singers, opera conductors, opera stage directors and opera accompanists in the early stages of their careers. The Foundation interfaces with an international network of opera companies, training programs, vocal competitions, impresarios, artist managers and other professionals in the field seeking to make appropriate connections that will promote career opportunities.

The Foundation is also dedicated to seeking out and identifying extraordinary international talent and providing appropriate career guidance, advice and support. We organize workshops and summer courses focused on the audition process in order to help young artists in developing their careers.

We also seek to encourage cooperative relationships between conservatories, training programs and other professional opera organizations. Our Foundation is dedicated to enabling these organizations to share resources, such as guest artists, Master Class teachers and other professionals.

Individual artists may apply to the Orfeo Foundation for advice and access to a range of international resources. In exceptional cases the Foundation may be able to provide limited financial support for travel to auditions and other events for career advancement.