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Nico and Carol Castel combine their skills, talents and vast experience to offer opera lovers, professionals and advanced students private coaching, educational materials and performance opportunities. While based in New York (due to Nico's 33 year affiliation with the Metropolitan Opera), an extensive master class schedule, world renowned diction publications and unique diction coaching by tape, allows them to share their experience with opera professionals worldwide, in addition to offering private coaching and their unique "Making It Professional" class series in New York.

The Spring 2003 schedule for Nico and Carol's Making It Professional classes have been announced and registration is now open. Weekend intensives are offered February 21, 22 and 23 or March 28, 29 and 30. Click here for more information.


Nico Castel, one of the world's pre-eminent character operatic tenors with over 200 roles in his repertoire, is celebrating his 33rd year with the Metropolitan Opera Company, including 23 years as staff diction coach. He is on the staff of the Juilliard School and travels to conduct master classes and teach at a number of prominent music schools, universities and opera companies. He is the author of the authoritative phonetic translations of the major operas, the Complete Operatic Libretti Series, now with 17 volumes.
Carol Castel combines her experience as stage director, vocal coach and teacher to help singers realize their highest potential as dramatic artists. She is Co-artistic director and Stage Director of the NUOVA young artists program in Edmonton, Canada. Ms. Castel was Artistic Director of the Delware Valley Opera Company in Narrowsburg, New York for nine years. She has authored several opera education programs for children. She has a voice studio in New York and teaches classes and workshops throughout the world for young singers and professionals alike. Her private teaching, master classes and workshops include "Acting for Singers", "Finding the Artist Within", "The Creative Process for Singers" and "Performance Techniques and Practices". She and her husband, Nico Castel, team teach the highly regarded "Making It Professional" workshop series in New York.