Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc.
Recognized as one of the preeminent lirico-spinto sopranos of our time, Martina Arroyo has always understood that it is essential to understand all aspects of an operatic role in order to achieve a personal interpretation that is effective. While serving as Distinguished Professor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music, she created a course in role preparation that became the basis of a program she offered to young opera singers in New York City in 2002 and led to the establishment of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, less than a year later.
The mission of the Martina Arroyo Foundation is to prepare and counsel young singers in the interpretation of complete operatic roles for public performance. The Foundation guides each singer in the preparation of an entire operatic role through a formal educational process that includes the background of the drama, the historical perspective, the psychological motivation of each character, and language proficiency.
The principal programs of the Martina Arroyo Foundation are its Role Preparation Class, Outreach Program and Prelude to Performance, an intensive summer program that includes four fully-staged performances of two complete operas with orchestra.
The Foundation takes particular pride that Ms. Arroyo’s vision of providing a new generation with the tools that they will need to pursue a career is being fulfilled. The alumni of the Martina Arroyo Foundation continue to grow as artists and can be found performing on professional stages around the world.