Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Sarasota Youth Opera Camp

The 2016 Sarasota Youth Opera Camp is in full swing with more than 70 campers between the ages of 8 - 18 learning the ins and outs of the art form of Opera. Participants experience the magic on stage and behind-the-scenes as they study many facets of opera - from music and acting to opera appreciation and technical production - under the direction of Sarasota Opera's professional staff. Here is a sneak peek into what our campers are up to.

Maestro Jesse Martins leads campers in chorus rehearsal

Sarasota Opera Orchestra members Gil Katz (bass) and Nadine Trudel (cello) lead an instrumental workshop playing specially arranged excerpts from well-known operas in the Opera House Grand Atrium.

Campers learned all about making prosthetic noses from wigs and makeup instructor Kim Calhoon.

Campers explore another side of opera by trying on costumes from previous Sarasota Opera productions

Baritone Joseph Ryan leads "Opera 101" where campers learn the stories and history behind specific operas.  

Daniel Rodriguez of the Sarasota Ballet leads a class in movement teaching campers the principles behind ballet.