Boston Wagner Institute at NEC

July 25 - 31, 2021 




Jane Eaglen, Director 

Boston Wagner Institute is an education-forward program for emerging professional singers with Wagnerian potential. 

This online program offers individual lessons with Jane Eaglen and private coaching sessions with master pianist coaches, Michael Strauss and Robert Mollicone, on assigned arias and art songs by Wagner. Jane Eaglen and Assistant Director, Danielle Wright will offer dramatic coachings to prepare participants for self-recording their final concert contributions. NEC faculty and BWI Artistic Administrator, Kayla Gautereaux, will present a lecture on Best Practices for Recording Wagner Voices, and noted musicologist, Helen Greenwald will present a lecture on Judaism and Wagner. Participants will perform on one of three public masterclasses by world class performers, Katarina DalaymanBen Heppner, and Greer Grimsley

Boston Wagner Institute 2021 is supported in part by Muffy and Bob Glauber and the Wagner Society of Northern California. 

Ben Heppner’s masterclass is supported in part by the Toronto Wagner Society. 

Public Events


Sunday, July 25th | 5:00-6:00p EDT - Helen Greenwald, History of Wagner Lecture

Wednesday, July 28th | 5:00-7:00p EDT - Ben Heppner, Masterclass

Thursday, July 29th | 5:00-7:00p EDT - Greer Grimsley, Masterclass

Friday, July 30th | 12:00-2:00p EDT - Katarina Dalayman, Masterclass

The final concert will be recorded and released following the program. 

Please consider making a donation to our program.  Your donation to Boston Wagner Institute at New England Conservatory supports the education of emerging professional singers with Wagnerian potential. Thank you for your financial contribution and continued engagement in our programming.


Please contact Kayla Gautereaux, Artistic Administrator, with any questions. 

Tuition & Registration 

We welcome emerging professional singers, aged 18 and over. If you are interested in learning more about this program, or to be placed on the interest list for future years, please contact contact Kayla Gautereaux.