The Atkins Young Artists Program Fellowship at the State
Academic Mariinsky Theatre in
Russia is a highly distinctive, career-launching program
for gifted singers. The program's goal is to support,
enhance, and develop young vocalists with extraordinary
potential as they transition to working performers, a
process that is essential for a successful and global
career in opera.
The Fellowship at the Mariinsky is a collaborative
initiative between the Atkins Young Artists Programs a
United States not for profit corporation organized
exclusively for charitable purposes including specifically
the promotion of the arts and the Mariinsky State Academic
Theatre in Russia.
Young artists accepted to a one or two-year Fellowship at
the Mariinsky enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to
develop their gifts and pursue their dreams. An
individual program is developed for each artist based upon
their unique talents, challenges, and requirements.
And, the Mariinsky's multiple stages affords fellows the
opportunity to perform and to experience the rigors of an
international opera career. A feature of the
fellowship is the opportunity for the young artists to
undertake immersion language and cultural studies in other
international opera centers such as Italy, France, Germany
or the United States.