2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival
The 2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival has been produced in major cooperation with Blue Sky Yoga & Healing Arts, and will be held from August 7-27th
Festival Program DetailsThe Singing Artists Festival was established by Resonanz Opera for singers who want to bring their talent to the mainstage. It is a training program that helps support the development of aspiring opera singers at all stages of their career. The Festival will also unite the national scene and local talent with the Singing Artists and esteemed teachers, from the Cleveland area and nationally. Singing Artists will receive coaching, voice instruction, masterclasses, Yoga, Yoga tune-up, and Mindfulness. Additionally, Singing Artists will perform in the smaller roles of the mainstage production of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, in the chorus, and they will cover the bigger roles. Between 12 and 14 singers will soon be selected from our auditions to attend the Singing Artists Festival's full program. The program has a tuition fee for participation.
The 2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival:
Although they do share the fact that both the Singing Artists and the Young Artists programs offer voice instruction, The Singing Artists Festival stands out from any other vocal instruction program, anywhere. One of the ways Resonanz Opera achieves this is through a unique approach to creating a comprehensive vocal instruction program. Specifically, Resonanz Opera strongly and actively supports the overall well-being of singers through a holistic approach. And, with the Singing Artists Festival, Resonanz Opera in partnership with Blue Sky Yoga and Healing Arts work together to help unite the singer's own "Mind-Body-Voice Connection." Through the 2017 Singing Artists Festival, Resonanz Opera and Blue Sky Yoga and Healing Arts are working together provide the tools necessary to enhance the Mind and Body, in order to open the greatest potential in Voice. Resonanz also firmly challenges the idea that a professional performing opera singer must be below a certain age. Thus, the 2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival has no upper age limit for participation.
Not just a clever name for a Young Artists Program
See the Blue Sky Yoga and Healing Arts page here on our website, for more details about Blue Sky Yoga and their partnership with Resonanz Opera for the Festival. Please visit their website at Blue Sky Yoga and Healing Arts.
Festival Production of L'Enfants et les SortilegesThe 2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival singers will perform in their own production, L'Enfants et les Sortileges by Maurice Ravel, also directed by Tracy Marie Koch. This will be performed for a special audience of our local school children as well as one evening for the general public. Before Breakfast, by American composer Thomas Pasatieri, will be performed the first week of the Singing Artists Festival, on Friday, August 11th at 7:30pm. The esteemed soprano Jenny Cresswell will perform this one woman opera accompanied at the piano by the singular Kathleen Kelly of the Metropolitan Opera. Then, on Saturday, August 12th, Ms. Kelly will also present a Masterclass from 1pm-3pm.
TuitionThe 2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival program fee is $3500.00, and $2500.00 without room and board (see below).
AuditionsAuditions have finished and final decisions will be made soon.
Room and BoardHousing will be available on the same campus as the Fine Arts Association at The Andrews-Osborne Academy (AOA), an exclusive international boarding school. Thirteen beds will be available in the Seelye House to the side of Fine Arts Association from August 7th-27th, with 12 to 14 singers, departing on the 28th first thing in the morning.
Meals can be a part of the tuition as well. For those who have their meals as a part of their tuition, the AOA is planning to have meals available Monday-Friday, with weekend meals being provided by the singer.
Singers are also free to find their own room and board in the Lake County area or Cleveland area. Airbnb is always a great choice.
It is a goal of Resonanz Opera to have donors/sponsors to house visiting singers in the near to immediate future.
If you would like to be a patron who houses one of our singers for the Singing Artists Festival please email Heidi Skok of Resonanz Opera at email@example.com.
Other Festival Details• All classes and rehearsals will take place in the Fine Arts Association building.
• Voice lessons will be a half hour in length each day, Monday-Saturday.
• Participants will sing in Masterclasses this year with Kathleen Kelly (coach and conductor) and Marianne Cornetti (Mezzo Soprano).
• There will also be a special opportunity to sing for an agent (or agents) at the end of the program.
This is one very important way that Resonanz Opera is working to bridge the gap between voice study and the professional world of opera.
Tentative Program Daily Schedule
|1pm - 5pm||Opera Rehearsals, Voice Lessons, and Coaching|
|6pm - 9pm||Evening Opera Rehearsals/Masterclasses|