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Call for Submissions (Banff): Opera in the 21st Century – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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Call for Submissions (Banff): Opera in the 21st Century – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Open Space, Banff Centre for Arts and CreativityOPEN SPACE for Opera singers, directors, conductors, pianists and administrators

Application Deadline: January 25, 2017
Dates: June 05 – July 08, 2017
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Open Space is a one-of-a-kind performance-based collaborative training experience for emerging opera professionals that truly challenges the conventions of opera performance, production, and design. The focus of Open Space is to impart the skills of tomorrow to the young opera professionals of today. Open to singers, musicians, dancers, administrators, conductors and stage directors, this is truly a unique opportunity to work with diverse artists in a multi-disciplinary program. 

The program will accept singers, an assistant répétiteur, an assistant stage director, an assistant conductor and an opera administrator, for a 5-week intensive residency devoted to practical skill extension and development, while participating in rehearsals and performances of a new production of Canadian Claude Vivier’s Chamber Opera, Kopernikus directed by program director, Joel Ivany. In addition, the program will feature a semi-staged chamber music program featuring great vocal works from the 20th and 21st century.

The role of the opera administrator will be focused on leadership development, company structure and artist management by working with Banff Centre staff and program faculty, participants and practicums.

Building on the three years of staged chamber music, Open Space goes even further breaking down the traditional concert format. We will be enhancing standard chamber music and artsong through stage direction, lighting, costuming and room arrangement.

Who should apply? Artists who have completed their post-secondary training and who are keen to explore opera and vocal repertoire in a different way. The program offers space for 14 singers, 1 assistant répétiteur, 1 assistant director, 1 assistant conductor and 1 opera administrator.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.

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