OJAI YOUTH OPERA CHOIR AUDITIONS!!!!
Ojai Youth Opera Company is forming an auditioned choir for ages 10-18 that will start with work in January, culminating in performances with Chanel Island Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of maestra Kuan Fen Liu.
This is the inception of our resident company choir, consisting of no more than twelve members in total, that will be cultivated to be part of our ongoing feature productions and collaborations. There will be an open call for auditions starting at 5 pm, with a sign up sheet at the door. Auditions will be seen on first come first serve basis.
We will be learning Opera scenes, typically sung by youth from famous Operas such as The Magic Flute, Carmen, Tosca, La Boheme and more.
Walk in Audition October 15th, 5-8 pm, at the Ojai Art Center.
COST: $300. (Need-based scholarships available)
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: TBD
AUDITION LOCATION: OJAI ART CENTER, RAYMOND ROOM
DATE: 0CTOBER 15TH
Requirements: ability to hear ascending/descending chromatic scale, ability to hear intervals,ability to hear complex rhythms, ability to sight sing on basic solfeggio and/or numbers, commitment to rehearsal and performance schedule. Facility with languages important but not required.
CONTANDO ESPANOL-- our 6th year of OYO SUMMER CAMP has just concluded! 2 weeks celebrating Spanish Opera, Zarzuela and Spanish Art Song culminated in 2 magnificent performances at the Ojai Art Center Theater on August 18th & August 20th. If you missed the sold out, standing-room-only performances, we will have a video up soon. THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported these incredible workshop performers, whose magic never ceases to amaze us all!
All photos by Kevin King
"BRUNDIBAR", OUR 2017 FEATURED PRODUCTION, IS IN REHEARSAL!
OYO is proud to announce our featured 2017 production will be Brundibár, a children’s opera composed in 1938 by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krasa. For more information about this historic and grand-scale production, please click HERE. The production is in rehearsal, both in Ojai and in Santa Barbara.
2016 OYO GALA WAS A SMASH!
This past Saturday OYO held their annual fundraising gala at the Ojai Art Center. The house was packed and those in attendance were treated to a stunningly beautiful concert featuring OYO founders, students and --surprise!-- world-class opera stars as guests. If you missed the event, you can still make a tax-deductible donation to OYO anytime by clicking here.
All photos by Kevin King.
2016 SUMMER WORKSHOP "ITALIAN MASTERS" WAS A STELLAR SUCCESS!
We are still giddy from the resounding success of our 5th year of OYO Summer Workshop! For two weeks, our young performers worked hard learning Baroque Italian Operas-- and having lots of fun! The culminating performances at the Ojai Art Center on August 13th and 14th were nothing short of spellbinding.
All photos by Kevin King.
LITTLE STARS GALA CONCERT LIT UP OJAI December 15th
Ojai Youth Opera in cooperation with Thacher School presented international superstar youth choir Zvjezdice (Little Stars) Ojai was thrilled to experience the world-renowned youth choir Zvjezdice "Little Stars" (think Vienna Boys Choir 2.0 version!) in Ojai with special guest performances by Thacher Chamber Choir, OYES and OYO. We rang in the Holidays with incredible spirit & song at Thacher School Auditorium.