Are you tired of the money it costs to get an education in opera?

Are you frustrated with how difficult it is to get operas on your resumé?

Do you know how to get jobs, get an agent, or build a career?

New York Opera Conservatory will begin the process of an affordable education with two five- week summer programs in 2018. Each session will give you an opportunity to put actual full leading roles on your resumé for both opera and oratorio, in addition to opportunities to participate in opera scenes and to learn to stage direct. At New York Opera Conservatory, we are committed to being a “trade school” for the opera craft: a hands-on approach where you spend more time doing and less time theorizing. Finally, an affordable way for young singers to build their resumes, learn the details of the opera business, and, of course, get work.

Session 1 (June 18th-July 21st)

Opera: The Magic Flute
Oratorios: Mass in C minor (Mozart), The Creation (Haydn), Stabat Mater (Rossini)

Session 2 (July 23rd- August 26th)

Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte
Oratorios: Elijah (Mendelssohn), Messiah (Handel), Messa di Gloria (Puccini)

Each session will also include free coaching of your roles, free lectures on the business of opera, and free classes on stage direction. Operas will be fully staged and may be double or triple cast, oratorio performances will include the fully-executed solos without chorus, single cast. Opera scenes will be single cast. Directing opportunities will include direction of scenes, stage managing the full operas, or assistant directing. Activities and lectures are held evenings during the week and Saturday mornings. Coachings can be arranged during the days according to your schedule.

Requirements: *Must be currently working with a professional teacher during the session. *Your Choice of live audition or video audition (youtube acceptable) submission. Roles and Scenes must be memorized before session begins (not oratorios).

Young pre-college: $500 per session All other adults: $685 per session

All activities are less than an hour north of New York City and accessible by train on the Hudson Line! Cities include Peekskill, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, and Yorktown.

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