On Sunday, April 18, the Florentine Opera held our annual High School Masterclass for the first time at our Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center. Out of 20 talented students who applied for the program, six young vocalists were invited to perform and received coaching from Florentine Opera artistic staff, including Chorus Master Scott Stewart and our Studio Artists. General Director William Florescu taught the class.
During the class, each of the students chosen to perform had the opportunity to sing a selection and receive feedback. An audience of fellow students, Florentine Opera staff, family and friends watched the class, which was open to the public. If you missed it, don’t worry – you’ll be able to catch our Masterclass students at one of our Florentine at the Lake performances this summer – and in the meantime, you can check out the pictures below.
Congratulations to our six 2010 finalists, and to all the students who auditioned and attended the class!
- Madeline Bunke, Brookfield Central High School
- Rebecca Carvalho, Greendale High School
- Ryan Castelaz, Pius XI High School
- Camille Crossot, Rufus King High School
- Andrew Groble, Whitefish Bay High School
- Trinaye Reid, Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Our finalists posed with our resident “orchestra,” Anne Van Deusen, and Chorus Master Scott Stewart.
Bill Florescu moderated the class and worked with each finalist individually.
Our Studio Artists, who also helped to coach students in the weeks leading to the class, were in the audience to offer encouragement.
After the class, Studio Artist Sarah Lewis Jones congratulates Trinaye Reid, one of the students she worked with one on one.