IN RESIDENCE AT SKOKSTUDIO

8789 Mentor Avenue – Mentor, OH 44060

BIG VOICES PROGRAM

OPERA FOR ALL DRAMATIC VOICES

PROGRAM DATES

JUNE 23 – JULY 13, 2019


PERFORMANCES

DIE WALKÜRE
ACT II OR III, DOUBLE CAST
and
Showcase Concert(s)

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO AUDITION

 Seeking ALL artists with a strong desire to collaborate.

THE BIG VOICES PROGRAM HAS NO UPPER AGE LIMIT.

LIVE AUDITIONS

 

NEW YORK
Saturday, February 2nd
Location To be Announced

CLEVELAND
Sunday, February 10th   1pm to 7pm
Location: 8789 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH

RECORDINGS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 18, 2019

– APPRENTICESHIP AUDITIONS –
APPLICATIONS ARE ALSO BEING ACCEPTED FOR:
Director • Conductor • Répétiteur

C L I C K   B E L O W   T O   A P P L Y

got A big VOICE?

COME TO

RESONANZ OPERA

 

IN RESIDENCE AT SKOKSTUDIO

WE TRAIN BIG VOICES.
we promote positive mindset and wellness.

Skokstudio Voice Lessons

 At least two, private one-hour lessons weekly with world class faculty geared toward specific application to roles in mainstage opera and chosen repertoire. Our faculty specialize in vocal instruction technique that focuses specifically on the larger voice.

Regular Coaching & Role Preparation

Work your role(s) from the mainstage opera and other repertoire in coaching sessions weekly with Resonanz Opera music staff who have special linguistic and stylistic competencies.

Acting for Character Development

Classes that involve acting exercises to build and incorporate a fully embodied character for the stage.

The Complete Performer

Fit Singer classes; tailored around nutrition, physical exercises for singers, mindfulness, and good thoughts gathering (optional).

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The Wellness Program at Resonanz Opera, as taught by Elizabeth Rotoff of The Fit Singer, helps the singer learn about health and wellness for Peak Performance in singing. The program takes a holistic approach to the singer addressing the body, mind and spirit.

The daily one-hour sessions include:

  • Mindset work to deal with performance anxiety and open the performer to healthy self-esteem.
  • Short physical workouts 3 times a week to improve alignment and core strength for singing.
  • Steps to boosting immunity.
  • Reducing the risk of vocal injury and improving vocal recovery.
  • Increasing stamina.
  • Dealing with common singers’ health issues such as acid reflux and allergies.
  • Stress management techniques.
  • Daily gratitude practice (optional).

Housing and Local Transport Provided

Housing provided at La Quinta Inn and Suites with continental breakfast included.
LOCATION: 268 Highland Rd, Macedonia OH 44056
Shuttle service from housing to/from venue is provided once in AM and once in PM daily.

…and a Welcome Dinner
– Reception at La Quinta Inn and Suites –

PERFORMANCES

Two Staged Performances (2) of Wagner’s

“Die Walküre”
(Act 2 or 3, which will be double cast)

 AND

 Showcase Concert(s) of art song, arias and musical theater
(Featuring Secondary Role participants)

Our rehearsal and performance venue location for the 2019 BIG VOICES Program is Lawrence School, in Sagamore Hills, OH

RESONANZ OPERA 2018 BIG VOICES PROGRAM PICTURED

Roles Available

*Recordings must be Received by Monday, March 18, 2019

principal roles

Wotan – Bass-Baritone
Brünnhilde – Soprano
Sieglinde – Soprano
Siegmund – Tenor
Hunding – Bass

Secondary Roles
(Walküren)

Helmwige – Soprano
Gerhilde – Soprano
Ortlinde – Soprano
Waltraute – Mezzo-soprano
Schwertleite – Contralto
Siegrune – Mezzo-soprano
Grimgerde – Mezzo-soprano
Rossweisse – Mezzo-soprano

PROGRAM COST

$2500

ENROLLMENT FEE
PRINCIPAL ROLES

 

$2200

ENROLLMENT FEE
SECONDARY ROLES

FACULTY

Heidi Skok

Voice and Acting Teacher
Founder and General Director of Resonanz Opera

Metropolitan Opera Artist, Pittsburgh Opera, Wolftrap Opera

Roger Malouf

Opera Coach, Conductor

Metropolitan Opera, Mannes College of Music, Bel Canto Institute, Florence

Lori Phillips

Dramatic Soprano, Voice Teacher, Masterclasses

Metropolitan Opera Artist, City Opera, Seattle Opera, Sydney Opera

Evan Solomon

Opera Coach, Répétiteur, Pianist

Juilliard, Cleveland Institute of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center

Elizabeth Rotoff

Mezzo-Soprano

 

The Fit Singer, Vibrant Body Fitness

Sara Stejskal

Soprano, Artistic Administrator, Adjunct Voice Teacher

Honolulu Opera on Tap, Hawaii Opera

Application

and Audition

Information

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
  • Video submissions preferred.
  • Skype/Zoom auditions by appointment.
  • Pianist is provided, but may bring own.
  • A $500 registration fee is due within ten days of program acceptance.
MATERIALS REQUIRED

Fill out the requested personal demographic on the Audition Application (located at YAP Tracker)
Location http://www.yaptracker.com/applications/resonanz-opera-2019

  1. One page Resume/CV & a short bio of two or three paragraphs.
  2. Recent Headshot/Photograph.
  3. A list of at least three (3) arias/art songs that show your voice and stage presence to your best advantage. One must be in German.
  4. The audition location and date that are you interested in.
        (Or audio and video recording for online consideration)
  5. The roles(s) that you would like to sing.
  6. If unable to audition in person, please provide your recorded audition
        (video/audio files or links to recorded performances online).
  7. $50 Audition Fee – Everyone will be heard
PREPARING FOR THE AUDITION PROCESS

  1. Prepare two (2) selections of contrasting styles and languages. One selection can be from the musical theatre or operetta repertoire. Successful applicants will keep the 2019 productions in mind when choosing selections. 
  2. Applicants interested in principal roles should offer an aria from a Wagner opera as one of their selections. One selection can be from the musical theatre or operetta repertoire. 
  3. Stage presence, characterization, movement, ability to take direction and the candidate’s ability to interact with the public will be taken into consideration equally with vocal and stylistic qualities. Please keep this in mind when choosing your selections. 
  4. There will be a brief Personal Interview with Resonanz Faculty.

CONTACT US

Questions about the BIG VOICES Program? SEND US A MESSAGE!

VISIT US
IN RESIDENCE AT
skokstudio::mentor

8789 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

440.290.8893