Congratulations from the Adlers
The Adler Fellowship is one of the world’s most prestigious programs for opera’s most promising young artists. Originally founded in 1977 as the San Francisco Affiliate Artists Opera Program, the program gives young singers and pianists the opportunity to gain valuable experience by performing supporting roles in San Francisco Opera’s mainstage productions.
"The singers arrive at a key point in their training. Most have mastered the fundamentals of singing but haven't made the leap into professional careers. Learning a foreign language is probably the most valuable part of the program. It's critical, especially for English-speaking singers. They have to know what the words mean. This is the key, not only for acting, but for vocal production. It's an area where many conservatories fail, and it's what conductors most often complain about." - Quote from marinij.com.