This intensive and exciting program will culminate in two performances at the Wang Opera Center in Naples. Rehearsals will occur from 10am to 5pm from June 12 – June 23. In addition to preparing and performing Princess Ida, registrants will participate in masterclasses and workshops focusing on various aspects of opera including vocal technique, acting, and prop construction. The registration fee for the 2 weeks is $250 which includes a vocal score and CD. Scholarships are available.
All registrants are accepted into the program regardless of experience. Auditions are encouraged but not required. Those who choose not to audition will be cast in the ensemble.
Princess Ida will be directed by Stephen Carr, Associate Professor of Opera and Musical Theatre Studies at the Eastman School of Music as well as Associate Artistic Director of Eastman Opera Theatre. He has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Institute as both a member of the Voice Faculty and Artistic Director of the Operetta Program. Robin Frank, Opera Naples’ Director of Educational Outreach and Chorus Master, is the musical director.