The aim of the Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas is to train talented young people, destined to serve the opera as performers. Their comprehensive preparation will allow them to stand out and gain a prominent position on the international scene.
There is no institution in Greece offering a complete education and training in the skills required to compose and present an opera.
Therefore, there is a need to set up a university-level Academy, specialised in opera, where all the skills related to the art of opera will be taught: Opera, Melodrama (Master Classes), Corepetition (performance tutorings), Opera Conducting, Opera Direction, Scenography/Costume Design, Dramaturgy, Composition, Libretto, Musical.
The Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas will seek to cooperate with academies abroad, as well as with eminent Greek and foreign artists, who will teach at the Academy.
This is an innovative project, as it will be the first school (not only in Greece, but in Europe as well) exclusively dedicated to the art of opera, offering university-level studies. Therefore, it is expected that, in addition to Greek artists, the Academy will also attract a considerable number of students from other countries in Europe and beyond. In this way, it will be a centre of knowledge and cultural experiences, since it will be attended by students from countries where opera was born, as well as from countries where it became known much later. In such a setting, opera can be the common language of all Europeans.