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Free your voice in NYC this summer: Respiro Opera 2020


Respiro Opera, NYC is an intensive training program designed to aid the artistic development of the emerging young professional hosted at Opera America, in the center of Manhattan, NY. Classes focus on the breath and physical freedom with hands on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, and Yoga specifically tailored for singers. The freeing of the body and breath is essential and compatible with all vocal techniques. Participants in Respiro Opera’s program will work with basic stagecraft and the skill set required for today’s opera performer. Each singer is responsible for the word by word translation. Arias and scenes are discussed with respect to the cultural and historical framework of composer and librettist.

Program dates: June 12-21, 2020 all classes at Opera America, 330 Seventh Avenue between 28/29th streets

Application due: March 15, 2020
Auditions at Opera America, Sunday afternoon March 22nd, 2020
Video submission for out of town applicants
$35 application fee payable at audition
Tuition: $1700
Final performance videoed

Faculty includes:
LeAnn Overton, artistic director
Roger Malouf, vocal coach
David Hokelboer, vocal coach/pianist
Soyeon Kim, pianist
Eleanor Taylor, Alexander Technique
Jan Prokop, Body Mapping
Barbara Fusco, Yoga for the Singer
Anthony Pulgram, improv
Nick Netos, Artist Manager

Be ready to work: mentally, physically, and every other way possible that will expand you as a musician. You will learn more in these nine days than you learned all semester. You will work hard and expeditiously, but you will grow astronomically. The faculty is supportive and extremely knowledgeable and experienced. The one on one attention each singer receives is like no other. Everyone is supportive and wants to see you succeed. It is a loving, open and welcoming atmosphere. 2019 Participant

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