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Summer of 2012 -
CARMEN HIGH at the Japan America Theater June 28th and 29th, OperaFusion Festival presents Karen Benjamin Chapman in "Chick Songs," Vio-Fonik, OperaFusion Festival Artists on the rocks and amongst oil and Canvas...opera in unique spaces...

Pasadena’s Rockin’ Opera Company
OPERA POSSE announces
Artistic Director, Stephanie Vlahos’s adaptation of the opera
Carmen entitled CARMEN HIGH.

June 8th and run through June 30th.

Originally presented at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2009 as part of Vlahos’s other Thornton-underwritten project, the Full Circle Opera Project, CARMEN HIGH is a collaboration between teen musicians, singers of all styles (from musical theater to opera to rap), hip hop dancers, jazz and modern dancers, actors, skateboarders, graffiti artists. It tells the story of Carmen combining both the music from the original opera and a variety of musical styles to tell the story of what it is to be in high school from teenage rape to bullying to peer pressure to marginalizing.

Become an OperaFusion Festival Artist. OPERA POSSE is on the hunt for wonderful singers ranging from the ages of 17 to 28 to join our roster of fantastic talent, to learn from visiting professional singers from one-on-one mentorship to masterclasses. The OperaFusion Festival Artist will be part of a 4-week intensive offering master classes, vocal coachings, diction classes, theater exercises, lieder and song recitals, a cabaret workshop, and performances in the Festival Artist summer opera. Singers will also take part in the grand opera produced for the OperaFusion Festival by OPERA POSSE. Repertoire will be assigned no later than March. Each singer will have a repertoire and performance curriculum crafted specifically with regard to their needs and process.

Workshop dates are June 9th through July 1st 2012.

Application deadline: January 14th

A performance DVD is required with your application.

To download our application please click here.

Please send your applications to:
P.O. BOX 57
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