The Atlanta Opera to Host Third Annual 24-Hour Opera Project; Deadline Set for 12/14

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The Atlanta Opera to Host Third Annual 24-Hour Opera Project; Deadline Set for 12/14

The Atlanta Opera is proud to present the third annual 24-Hour Opera Project, Friday, January 25, 2013 and Saturday, January 26, 2013. Composers, lyricists, stage directors and opera singers from all over may apply to compete in the project. The deadline is December 14, 2012.

High school students (grades 9-12) with theater experience also may apply to participate as stage managers. Stage managers will assist all day Saturday, January 26 and at the performance that evening.

Composers and lyricists selected to participate will be randomly paired together, and will have 12 hours to write a 7-10 minute opera. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces will be assigned to a stage director, who will draft singers from a pool of applicants, and have eight hours to rehearse before presenting the scenes in a showcase concert 24 hours after the project begins.

Compositions and performances will be judged by a panel of judges, the audience, and by the public via live webcast (details TBD) on Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the judge’s choice and audience favorite.

Members of the public interested in providing additional financial support for the 24-Hour Opera Project can contribute to the Power2Give Matching Grant Donor Program. For every $1 you give to the 24-Hour Opera Project, your gift will be doubled. Go to Power2Give.org for more information.

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