Jorge Arcila is a stage director, diction and style coach, and opera performer and educator. He studied at the José Angel Lamas Music Conservatory in Caracas, the Caracas Permanent Opera Workshop and the Teatro Teresa Carreño's Opera Training Center, simultaneously with his linguistic training at the Central University of Venezuela. After completing his studies in Modern Languages with a major in Translation, he was invited to join the Faculty of the prestigious IUDEM (University Institute of Musical Studies) and the José Angel Lamas Music Conservatory in Caracas, as Professor of Diction and Style. It was during these years that he acquired substantial knowledge in the field, and developed a keen understanding of different styles and acting techniques. Mr. Arcila worked with conductors such as Carlos Riazuelo, Theo Alcántara, Patrón de Rueda, Raúl Domínguez, Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Alfredo Rugeles, Stewart Robertson, Richard Buckley, and Pablo Castellanos. Singing lieder has been a substantial part of his work. Mr. Arcila is an accomplished recitalist. Recent appearances have included his New York recital debut at Weil Hall. He performed title roles in Nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, and Gianni Schicchi and with New Jersey State Repertory Opera in the role of Dulcamara. In 2008, he received his Master’s degree from the City University of New York and since 2010, taught voice a t Barry University. In 2012, he joined the voice faculty at New World School of the Arts. Jorge Arcila is the Artistic Director of The Opera Atelier.