SUMMER WORKSHOP 2016
For season number FIVE we returned to the glorious world of Italian Opera-- this time delving into the mighty world of Baroque Italian Opera!
The Opera Workshop is open to all young artists who wish to explore the operatic art form. Designed for singers ages 8-13,prior singing experience is not necessary. Emphasis on Italian diction, Bel Canto technique, stagecraft, full ensemble Opera scenes as well as individual coaching with vocal coach and pianist. We will perform traditional Italian opera scenes suited for young voices. Singers will have the opportunity to be introduced to classic operatic tales and symphonic overtures as well as improvise their own operas. Instruction will be given in movement, Italian diction and drama. Each singer will have the opportunity to perform as part of an ensemble and as a soloist alongside professional guest artists, culminating in a live performance. Workshop runs M-F from 930am-2:30pm, with final performances August 13th & 14th. [Tuition $450.]
The Opera Studio is designed for singers 14-21 years of age with singing experience. Studio is for past participants in OYO workshops or those with classical vocal experience. This auditioned ensemble of young artists of exceptional talent and drive, emphasizes scene work, individual coaching, Italian diction, vocal technique and in-depth character study. These students will perform a night of Opera Scenes in the classic Italian repertoire. Emphasis will be placed on Italian diction, and dramatic interpretation of librettos and arias through scene work and musical coaching. In addition instruction will be given in stage combat, vocal health, pedagogy and Alexander technique. This is a safe and supportive environment in which the student has the opportunity to utilize all they are learning through a live performance at the end of camp. Studio runs M-F from 9:30am to 2:30pm, with final performances August 13th & 14th. [Tuition $450.]
Seedlings Workshop serves as an introductory enrichment course for younger students, ages 5-7, who wish to experience all the benefits of Opera Camp at a pace suitable or young children. Opera games, improvisation and ensemble work is all offered. Seedlings Camp runs M-F from 9:30am to 12noon, with final performances August 13th & 14th. [Tuition $225.]