Friday, May 27, 2011

Opera Education Opportunities Abound!



Seattle Opera will be offering and involved with several exciting new opera- and theater-education programs this summer. Here's some information about some of these opportunities:

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Pirates of Penzance Opera Camp

Hosted at Seattle Public Theater
Directed by Kelly Kitchens and Barbara Lynne Jamison

Adventure on the high seas awaits! Join Seattle Opera and Seattle Public Theater for a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Our camp includes acting, singing and all-round madcap theatrical fun – we’ll have you singing (even if you've never sung before) – and loving it!

When?
July 18-August 12; Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm

Performances:

August 12 @ 7pm
August 13 @ 2pm and 7pm
August 14 @ 2pm

Cost: $350 (scholarships available)
Ages: 12-16

To register, CLICK HERE.
For more information contact Sue Elliott at sue.elliott@seattleopera.org or 206-676-5560

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Opera as Creative Writing: Song Pirates, Ahoy!
Crafting High Seas Adventure Journals

Workshop at 826 Seattle

Have you ever wondered what pirate captains and high-seas adventurers do between epic skirmishes with sea monsters and encounters with fighting major generals? Why, they write adventure journals, of course! Calling all hands on deck for an opera-inspired mixture of visual arts, creative writing, and Pirates of Penzance inspired activities (no singing or opera experience required). For more information, and to register, CLICK HERE.

When:
July 18-21, 2-4 pm
Final Sharing for friends, family and any neighborhood pirates: 3:30pm on July 21

Cost: Free
Ages: 9-11

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Technical Theater Training Workshop

Hosted at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Know a high school student interested in jobs backstage and technical theater? Join the Western WA Theatrical Training Trust this August for an exciting new workshop, which offers training in lighting, sound, costuming, hair and makeup, scenery building, fly systems and video/projections for students (16 & up) and teachers. To register, CLICK HERE.

When?
Tuesday August 2, 2011 – Thursday August 4, 2011

Cost: $200.
Ages: 16 and up. Teachers may also participate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hallo, SeaOp ed. people!!
These sound like great ideas, too!!! Hope they attract many (but not too many, participants (if too many, then hold another workshop at a later date!!
Toi, toi, toi!!
Win H.