Be a part of this year's Mildred Miller International Voice Competition as we search for America's best singers. Young professionals aged 18–35 are encouraged to compete for cash prizes and solo roles in SummerFest 2015.
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh is proud to announce its SummerFest 2014 Young Artist Program: a combined professional training and performing program that takes place in Pittsburgh for four to six weeks from mid June – July 27, 2014, as part of Opera Theater’s summer festival activities. It is intended for Resident, Featured, Young and Apprentice Artists (singers, pianists and stage directors) with opportunities for solo performance for all participants.
Like most of the performing arts, audiences generally only see the final product when they attend an opera performance. But before the curtain ever goes up, numerous people have been working for countless hours (weeks!) (months!)—learning vocal parts, designing sets and costumes, preparing orchestrations, etc.
Here’s your chance to step backstage and witness the process. Think of us as a good friend with a backstage pass, and we’ll give you the inside scoop on how it all happens. Use our handy form to ask your own question.
Our 2015 educational program will be slightly different than those in the past. This year's program will involve students in all grades K-12, in two different projects. Our K-5 program is built along with a new production of Wallace De Pue's 1985 opera, The True Story of The Three Little Pigs, delightful and witty take on the fairy tale classic. Our grades 6-12 project will involve workshop performances of Opera Theater's newest commission, A New Kind of Fallout, written by Gilda Lyons and Tammy Ryan, and based on the works of Pittsburgh native environmentalist, Rachel Carson.
Children in Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County schools will have their first experiences through Opera Theater's outreach in Pre-K programs during early 2014.