Youth Opera Lab

Youth Opera Lab

This FREE program for teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 includes:

- an interactive workshop;
- a Q&A with an opera professional;
- an exclusive glimpse of the first rehearsal of cast, crew and orchestra
- a pair of free tickets to attend the BMO Financial Group Student Dress Rehearsal of the opera

No previous experience with opera is necessary. Light refreshments are provided. Registration for each Youth Opera Lab opens approximately three weeks before the program date. Participants are selected based on the interest and relevance demonstrated in their online application.

 

SETS & PROPS IN ACTING – September 20, 2014

FALSTAFF
Giuseppe Verdi

THE LAB

- ACTING WITH PROPS workshop
- BACKSTAGE TOUR and Q&A with COC associate technical director Barney Bayliss
- Falstaff working rehearsal

Saturday, September 20, 2014
5 to 9:30 p.m.  

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of Falstaff.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the SETS & PROPS IN ACTING Youth Opera Lab opens Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. More details to come!

THE SCORE & THE ORCHESTRA – January 20, 2014

DIE WALKÜRE
Richard Wagner

THE LAB

- SCORE STUDY workshop with COC Music Director Johannes Debus
- TOUR of the COC orchestra pit
- Die Walküre working rehearsal

Tuesday, January 20, 2014
5 to 9:30 p.m.  

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of Die Walküre.
Wednesday, January 28, 2014
7 p.m. (note earlier start time)

Registration for THE SCORE & THE ORCHESTRA Youth Opera Lab opens Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. Check back in early November for more details about this Lab.

VOCAL HEALTH & DICTION – April 11, 2015

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Gioachino Rossini

THE LAB

- DICTION workshop
- VOCAL HEALTH Q&A
- The Barber of Seville working rehearsal

Saturday, April 11, 2015
12 to 4:30 p.m.  

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of The Barber of Seville.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the VOCAL HEALTH & DICTION Youth Opera Lab opens Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. Check back in February for more details about this Lab.

MEDIA EFFECTS & STAGE DESIGN – April 28, 2015

BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE
Béla Bartók

ERWARTUNG
Arnold Schoenberg

THE LAB

- DESIGN workshop
- LIGHTING Q&A
- Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung working rehearsal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5 to 9:30 p.m.

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of Bluebeard's Castle / Erwartung.
Monday, May 4, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the MEDIA EFFECTS & STAGE DESIGN Youth Opera Lab opens Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. ​Check back in March for more details about this Lab.

DIRECTING & PRODUCING – December 2014

Special partnership announcement coming soon!


Youth Opera Lab, Salome, 2013. Photo: COC

Program Supporters:

J.P. Bickell Foundation
State Street

 

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