We're an educational workshop offering teen singers hands-on experience in opera performance, making way as they mold our artistic future!
As part of a small performing arts studio, I am one of the multitude of people responsible for training the next generation of artists and helping to shape young people's vision of the arts and our society's musical legacy. Opera is the richest theatrical music I know, filled with emotion and all the terrifying complexity of human existence, and my teens have fallen in love with it. Each year, the program grows in ambition, now including classwork, recitals, and a fully-staged opera each summer.
Contest winnings would be used in part to facilitate our next summer opera production—an ambitious re-imagining of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte for a modern audience, with new chamber orchestrations and a new English adaptation—including production costs (costumes, props, creative staff, musicians, rehearsal and performance space), and support for future programming, as well as making our growing catalogue of opera adaptations available for production by other like-minded programs for young singers.