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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 now 35 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 classes in New York through the New York Opera Studio.

The New York Opera Studio's 2004 Fall/Winter class schedule has just been announced. Details about Nico and Carol's "Making It Professional" class, along with others including "The I.P.A. De-mystified", "Spanish Vocal Repertoire"and "Acting, Artistry and the Creative Process for Singers" can be found by clicking here: www.newyorkoperastudio.org.


Nico Castel, one of the world's pre-eminent character operatic tenors with over 200 roles in his repertoire, is celebrating his 35th year with the Metropolitan Opera Company, including 26 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 General Manager of the New York Opera Studio, a new "open conservatory", offering classes taught by opera professionals and a summer intensive program at Vassar College. For the past five years, she has taught and directed productions at Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, Canada. Ms. Castel was Artistic Director of the Delaware 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 on "Acting, Artistry and the Creative Process for Singers" throughout the world for young singers and professionals alike.