Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Enrollment time for Sarasota Youth Opera

Do you or any young people you know like to sing? Anyone aged 8-18 may enroll now in Sarasota Youth Opera.
During the fall and winter, Youth Opera will perform in outreach concerts throughout the community as well as at Sarasota Opera. And this year, singers will be eligible to audition for 42 singing and 12 non-singing children’s roles in Sarasota Opera’s Winter Opera Festival. Last year twelve young singers performed in Tosca.
In May, all members of Sarasota Youth Opera will perform in a fully staged opera with orchestra, Judith Weir’s The Black Spider, on the stage of the William E. Schmidt Opera Theater in the Sarasota Opera House. Placement Classes are Aug. 26, 27, and 28. Those joining should attend.
Call (941) 366-8450, ext. 0 to enroll or for more information.

Monday, July 13, 2009

2010 Apprentice Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Sarasota Opera Apprentice Program. The year applications are being accepted through YAPTracker.

The 2010 Apprentice Program runs January 8 through March 21. In addition to serving as chorus for four of the five main stage operas (Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, The Magic Flute, and Giovanna d'Arco), Apprentices receive musical, dramatic, and language coaching, participate in master classes and have many performance opportunities. This year's program will culminate in a concert on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House, accompanied by full orchestra.

Deadline for applications is August 17.