2019 SUMMER PROGRAMS
FOR DEVELOPING OPERA SINGERS
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?
After a successful debut in 2018, New York Opera Conservatory will continue its mission with two five- week summer programs. Each session will give you an opportunity to put full leading roles on your resumé. 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 17th-July 20st)
Opera: The Barber of Seville
Session 2 (July 22rd- August 25th)
Opera: La Bohéme
Each session will also include free coaching of your roles, free lectures on the business of opera, master classes from Metropolitan Opera singers, and working master classes in acting for auditions. Operas will be fully staged and may be quadruple cast if we have the talent to do so. For younger singers, not yet ready for prime time, smaller roles will be available along with stage managing or directing opportunities. All activities, rehearsals 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. Live auditions are NOT encouraged nor needed. *Video auditions (youtube, etc…) are preferable. Roles should be memorized before session begins. You must provide your own housing.
Young pre-college or those with smaller roles: $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 from Grand Central Station! Cities include Peekskill, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, and Yorktown.
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