Monday, November 24, 2014

Martina Arroyo Featured on NY1: TWC News

Our very own Martina Arroyo was interviewed recently by Cheryl Wills of Time Warner Cable News. Continue reading below to see the article, and click here to view the interview.

Way to Go, Martina!

Opera Legend Martina Arroyo Helps Others Raise the Bar
By Cheryl Wills, TWC News

In Martina Arroyo's hey day in the 1960s and 70s, her voice soared and her tone was rich. To hear her speak at age 77, not much has changed.

"New York is home. I love Paris and many other cities of the world to stay for a while but I've gotta come back to New York," says Arroyo.  

Arroyo is a dyed in the wool New Yorker. Raised on the streets of Harlem to a black mother and Puerto Rican father Arroyo never forgot her humble roots, even as her illustrious career took her around the globe.

President Barack Obama and the nation paid tribute to the grand dame who helped break down racial barriers in the opera world at the Kennedy Center Honors last year. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MAF to Provide Stipends to Principal Cast and Covers

GREAT NEWS! THE MARTINA ARROYO FOUNDATION PRELUDE TO PERFORMANCE PROGRAM IS NOT ONLY TUITION FREE BUT NOW WILL  OFFER STIPENDS! In addition to our Tuition-Free program, we are happy to offer stipends for our 2015 season. Full stipends, $3,000, will be offered for major roles and their covers. Selected smaller roles will be offered  partial stipends, $1,500 - $750. All will be determined by the Prelude to Performance Artistic Staff. For more detailed information please go to 

Auditions are Dec. 12,13,14; Jan. 16,17,18 and Feb.20,21,22. Go to Yaptracker (if applying by credit card) or to Apply now to secure your audition!

The operas for this summer are Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Donizetti's,La Fille du Regiment!

More great news! One of our wonderful Masterclass presenters for summer 2015 is the legendary conductor, Maestro Richard Bonynge!