Opera Artist Institute

 

The 2017 Institute starts Monday July 24 and the final day of the program is Sunday, August 13.

Institute participants will participate in one or more of the productions of “Alcina” by  G. F. Handel, “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni, and “The Enchanted Pig” by Jonathan Dove.

 

About Opera Steamboat and the 2017 Opera Artist Institute:

Opera Steamboat completed its fourteenth season in 2016 with productions of Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. For 2017 the three-week program also includes arias concerts and recitals, coaching, numerous Master Classes, acting and chorus rehearsal. The Institute begins with dinner on Monday, July 24 and ends after the final class or performance on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

 

ECO’s Opera Artist Institute plays a vital role in the life of the company, giving emerging artists a wide range of opportunities to learn and perform in a fast paced and supportive environment. In 2009, Emerald City Opera expanded the Institute to offer opportunities to student directors, conductors and pianist-coaches, as well as singers.

 

Institute Eligibility:

The Opera Artist Institute is open to selected singers dedicated to performing at their highest level and one or more rising directors, conductors, and pianist-coaches. With the characteristics of most “Young Artist” programs, the Institute provides aspiring professionals with performance experience and professional training, but is open to excellent musicians of any age.

Institute Details

Participants are immersed in classes relating to stagecraft, acting and language study, as well as rehearsals for the shows, vocal coaching and Master Classes during their three-week residency in Steamboat Springs.

 

The 2017 schedule includes:

  • Coaching, classes and rehearsals
  • Master Classes exploring vocal technique, career & audition training, singer fitness, and dramatic work
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Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs, CO
Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs, CO

Participants will perform in:

  • One or more of the three opera productions. (Cavalleria Rusticana- Alcina and The Enchanted Pig)
  • Participate with the professional singers in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with symphony orchestra in a concert format.
  • Master classes
  • A public Arias & Art Songs Concert (repertoire assigned and prepared in advance)
  • Appearances at local events to be assigned on merit and preparedness during the Institute

Accommodations & Meals

 

Participants will be housed in Steamboat Springs at the campus of Colorado Mountain College.  In past years we have also used the facilities at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp and Steamboat Mountain School. Meals, except breakfast, are not included. Transportation to and from the Institute and within the city of Steamboat Springs is the responsibility of the participant. Public transportation and ride sharing are common ways to get around, but you will find that the tight rehearsal and performance schedules make having a car most convenient.

 

Situated in the Rocky Mountains, Steamboat Springs enjoys fabulous summer weather with a plethora of outdoor activities and artistic events to enjoy. For more information on Steamboat Springs, please visit: steamboat.com.

Auditions

Note: Applications for 2017 are now CLOSED

 

Audition dates:

 

  • Albuquerque, NM @ University of New Mexico: 4 Nov 2016 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fort Collins, CO USA: Fri 11th Nov 2016
  • Grand Junction, CO USA: Sat 12th Nov 2016
  • Chicago, IL USA: Mon 28th Nov 2016 - Tue 29th Nov 2016
  • Pittsburgh, PA USA: Thu 1st Dec 2016
  • Pittsburgh, PA USA: Sat 3rd Dec 2016
  • New York, NY USA: Mon 5th Dec 2016 - Tue 6th Dec 2016
  • Denver, CO USA: Tue 13th Dec 2016

 

 

Note:  These audition locations are subject to change depending on applications received. Applicants will be notified two weeks in advance if changes are necessary.

 

We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE live auditions if you desire to be cast in a specific role. If that is not possible, we will accept video performances. Please submit a video DVD or You Tube link with your YAP Tracker application or send a DVD with a copy of your application to the Steamboat Springs office. Singers should include three contrasting arias (please include one in English and one in Italian, the third in the language of your choice).

 

Applications for the 2017 program are available at YAP Tracker

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (postmarked by that date if mailing)

Pianist/Vocal Coach, Assistant Director and Conductor Applicants: All non-singer applicants will be contacted for an in-person or Skype interview

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Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs, CO
Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs, CO

Student Pianists should be at a level able to accompany a faculty member in a performance of an aria not previously studied in-depth. In the program, pianist/vocal coaches will:

  • Attend coachings and perform in Master Classes
  • Rehearse and perform in the Arias programs
  • Play at coachings for Young Artists and Principal Artists as necessary

 

Conductors will:

  • Assist at all rehearsals
  • Attend orchestra rehearsals and assist conductor as needed
  • Play at coachings for Young Artists and Principal Artists as necessary (if appropriate)

 

Applicants for Assistant Director should be prepared to discuss technical dramatic aspects of the chosen summer scenes programs with faculty members. During the program, the Assistant Director will:

  • Attend all staging rehearsals for assigned productions
  • ACT AS ASSISTANT Opera Stage Director TO THE ASSIGNED PRODUCTION
  • Act as Stage Manager for the Opera/Concert Production
  • Receive directing instruction from OAI Faculty

Application Procedure

 

The application period for 2017 is open.

We prefer that you apply online at www.yaptracker.com.

You may also download an application form here(OAI Application Form 2017)

and send it with the supporting materials and application fee to:

 

Opera Steamboat

320 Lincoln Ave. Suite H

PO Box 775576

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

 

The application deadline is November 1, 2016 (postmarked).

Please use the PO Box for applications sent by

U.S. Mail and include the street address for all

correspondence sent by UPS or FEDEX.

 

2017 Institute fee: $2,695

Includes Tuition, housing, and breakfast

 

A $30 application fee will be applied toward tuition for artists who are accepted to the 2016 program. Returning alumni receive a standard discount; contact andres@emeraldcityopera.org for details.  Participants may elect to find their own housing in Steamboat Springs. Contact the Steamboat office info@operasteamboat.com for details.

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Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs, CO

Faculty

Faculty who have previously participated in the Institute (partial list):

Conductors:

  • Andres Cladera
  • Adam Flatt
  • Robert Frankenberry
  • Steven Byess
  • Glen Cortese

Stage Directors:

  • Steven Goldstein
  • Sarah Meyers
  • Robert Neu
  • Erica Olden
  • Adam Pribila
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Keturah Stickann

Master Class Teachers:

  • Pamela Armstrong
  • Jason Baldwin
  • Michelle DeYoung
  • Sandra Piques Eddy
  • Elizabeth Futral
  • Steven Goldstein
  • Keith Miller
  • Dominique Morales
  • Tobias Picker
  • Renee Rapier
  • Morgan Smith
  • Mark Thomson
  • Kara Shay Thomsen
  • Korliss Uecker

Coaches:

  • Robert Frankenberry
  • Cheryl Lindquist
  • David Mayfield
  • Beth Nielsen
  • Kathryn Olander
  • Vance Reese
  • Michael Tilley

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