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Apprentice Program for Professional Young Opera Singers

The Crested Butte Opera Studio provides gifted young singers and pianists opportunities to study and perform with leading opera professionals during a five-week residency at the Crested Butte Music Festival. Under the direction of the Opera Studio’s Artistic Director, Lynn Baker, participants will undergo a rigorous training program that includes forty hours per week of vocal and dramatic instruction. Students will perform roles in the Festival’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff, present an evening of cabaret, perform in concert with the Festival Symphony Orchestra and sing in public master classes by visiting faculty and guest artists.


 

2018 Crested Butte Opera Studio Audition Information

Program Dates: June 17 (arrival) through July 22 (departure)

2018 Casting Opportunities

Primary selection criteria will be vocal and dramatic accomplishment, and suitability for the mainstage roles listed below. Repertory for the Festival Symphony Orchestra concert, Cabaret Bleu, masterclasses and other performances will be chosen to best showcase the artists accepted into the program.

Verdi: Falstaff

• Sir John Falstaff
• Ford
• Alice Ford
• Nannetta
• Meg Page
• Mistress Quickly
• Fenton
• Dr. Caius
• Bardolfo
• Pistola

Additional 2018 Performance Opportunities

• Performance with the Festival Symphony Orchestra, featuring Studio Artists in arias and ensembles by Leonard Bernstein and Gustav Mahler (professionally recorded)
• Cabaret Bleu: featuring Studio Artists in a themed, professionally-directed and staged cabaret evening (professionally recorded)
• Public masterclasses with guest faculty
• Performances at ticketed Festival and community events
• Chamber music performances with Festival Symphony Orchestra players

2018 Study Opportunities

• Daily musical coaching with Artistic Director, Lynn Baker and Master Coach, Susan Caldwell
• Dramatic work and stagecraft studies with faculty directors
• Role study with regular and visiting faculty
• Public masterclasses with guest faculty members
• Private coachings with guest faculty members
• Performance and repertoire classes
• Lyric diction and language study
• Seminars and practical classes on musical topics, Q&As with the Festival opera’s design and production teams, and career guidance from visiting opera professionals
• Regularly-scheduled physical fitness training with Jennifer Hopkinson Smith, yoga training with Sherrill Stenson

Compensation

• All Studio Artists will receive a weekly stipend as well as housing for the entire program commitment.
• All Studio Artists will be eligible to receive The Crested Butte Music Festival Award for Excellence, in Memory of Rosalind Jackson, a $1,000 award, announced on the last day of the program.

Restrictions

• Applicants must be United States citizens or have the right to work in the United States.
• Upon signing of contract, non-U.S. citizens must provide documentary proof of the right to work in the United States from June 18- July 21, 2018.

Audition Dates

CITY AUDITION DATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Cincinnati November 11, 2017 October 11, 2017
New York November 18 and 19, 2017 October 18, 2017
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017 November 6, 2017

 

Applications must be received by the application deadline to ensure consideration. Applications received after the application deadline may be considered in the sole discretion of Crested Butte Opera Studio.

Applications for each audition session will be reviewed as a group after the application deadline for that audition session.has passed. Therefore no status notification before the application deadline is possible.

Callbacks will be held at the end of each audition day. Auditioners who are unable to attend callbacks should advise us of that fact when they arrive for their preliminary auditions.

PLEASE VISIT YAPTRACKER.COM TO APPLY


2017 Participants

John Bitsas

John Bitsas

Bass-baritone

Christopher Carbin

Christopher Carbin

Bass-baritone

Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford

Soprano


Caitlin Gotimer

Soprano

Michael Hyatt

Bass

Zalman Kelber

Pianist/Coach


John Marzano

Tenor

Clara Nieman

Mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Ward

Baritone

2016 Participants

Fanyong Du

Tenor

Caitlin Gotimer

Soprano

Binna Han

Pianist/Coach

Alexa Jarvis

Soprano

Sonja Krenek

Soprano

Andrew Pardini

Baritone

Colin Ramsey

Bass-baritone

Dane Suarez

Dane Suarez

Tenor

Tyrell Wilde

Bass

Contact:


Mark Moorman

Director of Artistic Administration

Crested Butte Music Festival
PO Box 2117
Crested Butte, CO 81224

970.349.0619

mark@mycbmf.com