Opera novices and aficionados alike had a ball at our Overture: Opera Workshops for Adults this past spring! In an intimate setting, experts like Director of Music Administration Kip Cranna and Tosca
Director Jose Maria Condemi led the participants in interactive exercises that made the process of creating opera come to life.
Just what is the consensus on the Overture Workshop? Below are some quotes from happy participants:
"It was so much fun that after the 4 sessions were over, we were 'lost' on what to do on Monday nights."
"This was a terrific experience. It was filled with surprises and new notions of opera as a unique art form."
"It's a wonderful experience for anyone who is interested in opera."
"Would go again in a heartbeat..."
Check out the photos below for a glimpse of what you could learn at Overture!
[Orchestra member Adam Luftman demonstrates a period brass instrument at the second session.]
[Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald leads a group voice lesson at the second session.]
[Adler fellow Renee Rapier performs at the second session.]
[Composer Aaron Pike guides workshop participants through the creation of their own libretti at the first session.]
[Costumes with assistant costume director Christopher Verdosci at the fourth session.]
[Participants create "controlled chaos" at the third session.]
[Participants practice staging at the third session.]