- The Resonanz Opera 2018 Singing Artists Program -
> The Program Goals
The Singing Artists Program was established by Resonanz Opera for singers seeking vocal study who want to bring their talent to the mainstage. It is offered in three different sessions, with each session having three weeks of study that include being cast in a production with national and international mainstage artists. The program was created to provide formal vocal education and the professional development of emerging opera singers at all stages of their career. Through this program Resonanz Opera also brings the national opera scene and local talent together with the Singing Artists and the program faculty.
Singing Artists will receive voice instruction, masterclasses, and coaching for their roles in the program performances. Additionally, Singing Artists will perform in the smaller roles of the mainstage productions, in the chorus, and they will cover the bigger roles. Yoga and Mindfulness instruction are also provided to encourage a healthy "mind-body-voice" connection and a lasting foundation of wellness and focus for developing singers.
> A Program For All Singers
The Singing Artists Program is unique and forward-thinking. Resonanz Opera offers role opportunities to artists of all ages and stages of development in a supportive and positive environment dedicated to study and performance. There is no age limit to audition or work with Resonanz Opera. Resonanz Opera also loudly rejects all forms of discrimination for personal characteristics or traits, and encourages every singer with a good voice and a desire to work to apply for an audition. The Singing Artists Program is also actively reaching out to more kinds of singers through two special-focus programs of its own aimed at the development of different specific types of voices. The Resonanz Opera Singing Artists Program is for *all_opera_singers*.
> Singing Artists Program - High School Internship Program
With the institution of the High School Internship Program, Resonanz Opera introduces talented high school students to formal vocal study directly with emerging opera vocalists and established mainstage vocalists, all together on one stage. High school Interns are given the opportunity to perform small roles on stage with professional opera singers and study under Master Instructors. Visit Resonanz Opera High School Internship Program for full information.
> Singing Artists Program - BIG Voices Program at Resonanz Opera
Resonanz Opera is pleased to announce the launch of a new special program within the Singing Artists program celebrating and championing Big Voices in this country and in Europe. Our first three week session of the Singing Artist Program (May 26-June 15), will present Richard Wagner's Act 2 of Tristan und Isolde and Giuseppe Verdi's Act 3 of Rigoletto. One of the most celebrated and creative stage directors leading the forefront in the future workings of opera, Timothy Nelson, residing in Amsterdam, will direct. Roger Malouf of the Metropolitan Opera will coach and prepare the singers for the stage. Voice lessons with Heidi Skok who specializes in big voices will take place. Other faculty to be announced shortly. This is an opportunity to prepare these roles for the stage and present them to an audience in northeastern Ohio at the beautiful new Mentor Amphitheater.
> Other Program Information
• Voice lessons with Master Vocal Instructors and active training for the opera performance roles by well recognized vocal coaches.
• Participants will sing in Masterclasses with national mainstage opera singers.
• Mindfulness and Yoga instruction, and "mind-body-voice" holistic wellness practices.
• Performances at the City of Mentor's new, beautiful Civic Amphitheater and other locations.
• There will also be a special opportunity to sing for an agent (or agents) at the end of the program to bridge the gap between voice study and the professional world of opera.
• Housing, meals, and transportation are not provided.
• There is a tuition fee for enrollment in the program.