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William Lewis School of Opera

Mission and directors

Mission and Goals

Founded in 1993, the William Lewis School of Opera, which includes the Franco-American Vocal Academy and the Austria American Mozart Academy, is a specialist in Opera Summer Programs whose mission is to discover, educate and inspire promising vocal talent.


The various Opera Summer Programs of the Franco-American Vocal Academy strive to develop the complete singer, providing the tools to compete in this most difficult of professions: immersion in the various cultures, vocal technique, traditions of the operatic repertoire, art song interpretation, stage training, expert knowledge of interaction patterns in the operatic milieu.


The William Lewis School of Opera is a not-for-profit, non-discriminatory organization affiliated with the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas. 

William Lewis, President

A heralded leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1957 to 1992. Renowned internationally at Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; Vienna Staatsoper; Hamburg Staatsoper; Opera de Paris; San Francisco Opera; and the festivals at: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto Italy, Spoleto USA, Wexford, Ireland and Amsterdam.


He is a distinguished Professor of the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas and the president of the William Lewis School of Opera.

William Lewis was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.


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Frédérique Added, Vice-President

The Parisian soprano Frédérique Added has graced concert stages in Paris, Dijon, Perigueux, Limoges, Nancy, Strasbourg, Salzburg, Minsk, Lodz, Warsaw and throughout the USA. Her vast knowledge of the Song Repertoire includes works by: Debussy, Poulenc, Rosenthal, Fauré, Duparc, Satie, Hahn, Chausson, Berlioz, Aboulker.


Mrs. Added assumed the vice-presidency of the organization in 2007.

Mia Elezovic, Salzburg Coordinator

Ms. Elezovic has performed in concerts internationally, giving solo recitals as well as chamber music concerts in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czeck Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Spain and the United States.She has also appeared as a soloist with the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, The Croatian Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra “Gaudeamus” under conductors MO Kazushi Ono, Pavle Despalj, Ralphe Pascal, Petar Skerjanec, Zlatan Srzic. She has also appeared with notable success on radio and television in Croatia and Germany. She leads a very active musical life participating in various festivals as Hamamatsu Music Academy, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Holland Music Session, International Keyboard Festival-New York, Meranofest, Las Vegas Music Festival.


In 2008 she became part of accompanying department at Manhattan School of Music as well as faculty at Kids on Keys Music School, Bergen Academy of Music and ALPHA School of Music. In autumn 2010 Ms. Elezovic became a Faculty member at Royal Conservatory of Liege, Belgium.

Ms Elezovic joined the organization in 2012

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