Palm Beach Opera’s Education Programs are sponsored by Sandra and Paul Goldner
Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the final working dress rehearsal of our mainstage operas!
Opera Rehearsal 101 is open to middle & high school groups of 10 or more with teacher supervision. Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:00 pm at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theater so be sure to arrive early!
ADMISSION IS FREE! However, tickets are required and seating is limited.
2014 Schedule of Performances
by Giuseppe Verdi
Thursday, January 23, 2014
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by Gioachino Rossini
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
THE T ALES OF HOFFMANN
by Jacques Offenbach
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The registration form for Opera Rehearsal 101 will be available on July 1, 2013
Experience the magic of opera without leaving the classroom!
Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists will sing arias and ensembles from favorite operas and discuss elements of opera with students. Palm Beach Opera will customize the repertoire for maximum relevance to curriculum.
Teachers are provided with resources to prepare students for the performance.
Program Cost: FREE (pending availability)
Teachers must contact Palm Beach Opera for scheduling no less than 15 days prior to desired presentation date. Maximum of 50 students per presentation.
Requires a tuned piano
2014 season dates will be available on July 1, 2013
Palm Beach Opera’s high school apprentice program
Program Dates: December 2012 – April 2013
Application Deadline: December 1, 2012 The application deadline for the 2013 season has passed.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? High school students age 16 or over who are enrolled in a theater or vocal program or who intend to pursue music, theater or technical theater in college or after graduation. Students should be willing to commit to up to 6 hours (including some evenings and weekends) per week.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM ABOUT? Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to performances and rehearsals, interaction with artists and stage personnel, voice lessons with PBO artistic personnel and visiting artists, and hands-on technical production experience.
HOW DO I APPLY? Submit an application which includes a short essay, teacher recommendations, audition recording (video or audio) and resume of past experience and relevant work.
REQUIREMENTS: All members of PBO Studio must participate in all group class and individual coaching sessions as well as masterclasses and workshops. Additionally each member of PBO Studio must attend three additional masterclasses, one performance of each OOiOH, and all final Dress Rehearsals.
2013 SEASON SCHEDULE
Week of December 3, 2012: Group class and individual coaching with Greg Ritchey
Week of January 7, 2013: Group class and individual coaching with Head YAP Coach
Week of March 4, 2013: Group class and individual coaching with Head YAP Coach
Masterclasses & Workshops:
Friday December 14, 2012: Ruth Ann Swenson Masterclass
Sunday, January 6, 2013: Masterclass with Michael Chioldi
Wednesday, January 9: Observe La Traviata Staging rehearsal
Saturday, January 12, 2013: Workshop on The Business of Singing
Wednesday, February 6, 2013: Observe La Cenerentola Staging rehearsal
Sunday, February 10, 2013: Masterclass with Vivica Genaux
Members of the PBO Studio are offered the opportunity to be part of a Mainstage and One Opera in One Hour production as supernumeraries. This opportunity allows members to take part in a professional fully staged operatic production. Supers are considered part of the cast, and must accept the responsibility of all that being part of the production entails.
Performances to attend:
La Traviata, January 17, 2013
La Cenerentola, February 13, 2013
One Opera in One Hour
Iphigénie en Tauride, January 25 & 26, 2013
Enemies, a Love Story, February 22 & 23, 2013
For each production members are engaged as supernumeraries, they will receive two tickets for the final dress rehearsal. Also each member will be offered two additional tickets to each final dress rehearsal to be used by family or friends.
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