claudette-bioAfter over 20 years of performing leading roles in major Opera Companies both here and abroad, I take great pleasure and satisfaction in “passing the torch”.

My main focus is technique.  Not only does a good technique produce beautiful sounds, but it gives students confidence in any situation.

My teaching goes far beyond the studio.  As a performer, I know the only way to learn about performing is by doing it.  When my students are ready, I provide opportunities to perform in many venues ranging from small orchestras, recitals, competitions, music festivals as well as producing an Opera Workshop each summer either in Ridgewood, NJ, or in Tolentino, Italy.

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OperaFest New Jersey is an intensive 14 day opera training workshop in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

  • Learn from professional artists who have performed these roles with major opera companies around the world
  • Work with coaches from the Julliard School, Mannes School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, 
  • Perform fully staged scenes and arias with sets, costumes, and props


An intensive 14 day professional opera training workshop in the beautiful Le Marche region of Italy. 

  • Perform fully staged scenes and arias in real Italian Opera Houses, with sets, costumes and props.
  • Study with real professionals of the opera world.
  • Experience the Italian culture that created opera.