2013 Sarasota Youth Opera Camp Set for Sarasota Opera House, 6/10-28
2013 Sarasota Youth Opera Camp
Enrollment is now open for young people ages 8 -18 for Sarasota Youth Opera's 2013 Summer Camp to be held June 10 - June 28, 2013. The annual three-week program will run Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota.
The Summer Camp promotes hands-on exploration of all aspects of opera in a structured, but informal atmosphere, offering classes in music, voice, acting, opera appreciation, design, and technical production. Opportunities are also provided for campers to experience the magic of opera outside the Opera House through field trips and arts group collaborations. The final day will showcase the participants' work during the program in an on-stage demonstration featuring all campers. Campers will bring their own lunches, but a daily snack will be provided.
"Our camp's hands-on approach with not only singing, but all aspects of opera provides a phenomenal opportunity for young performers to really explore" says Youth Opera Coordinator Ben Plocher. "We are committed to placing our campers in active learning situations with established professionals in the industry: singers, instrumentalists, stage directors, costume designers, set builders, and many others. It's really more than a camp; it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience!"
This year's camp curriculum will focus on the upcoming Sarasota Youth Opera fall production of Benjamin Britten's opera The Little Sweep which will be performed in conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of the composer's birth. Youth Opera campers will learn excerpts from the opera and perform them at the closing concert the last day of camp.
No audition is necessary to participate. Tuition for the program is $300 per child and scholarships are available. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 10, 2013. Before and after camp care is available at no additional charge.
For more information or to register, call Ben Plocher, Youth Opera Coordinator, at (941) 366-8450, ext. 249.