Aspen Opera Theater Center 2014 offers a wide range of exciting performance opportunities. These include: three fully-staged productions in the Wheeler Opera House with all roles sung by AOTC singers with distinguished conductors and directors; vocal chamber music performances; weekly public Opera Scenes Master Classes; house concerts. In addition some AOTC singers will sing roles in Verdi’s Aida (Conducted by Robert Spano) which will include major guest singers.
All members of AOTC are expected to sing in one opera chorus and to provide technical-support hours as part of their experience. A select number of singers will participate in song recitals in which students prepare repertoire under the guidance of AOTC artist-faculty.
In addition, AOTC singers participate in an intensive curriculum of weekly voice lessons, vocal master classes taught by resident artist-faculty and guest artists, opera music, acting, song repertory, dance classes, rehearsals, Alexander Technique sessions, auditioning and professional-orientation workshops, and individual music and dramatic coaching. In different sessions, singers will work both in groups and individually with Diane Zola, artistic administrator of the Houston Grand Opera, in addition to resident artist-faculty.
There will be eight public Opera Scenes Master Classes with director Edward Berkeley. Two of these sessions are presented with full orchestra in collaboration with the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen. These give all AOTC singers the opportunity to appear publicly in scenes with conductor and either piano or orchestra. These classes will be mentored by Patrick Summers and Nicholas McGegan.
Performances during the 2015 season will include new productions of:
THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2015 SEASON IS NOW CLOSED