Florentine Opera Studio:
Showcasing opera's bright future
The Florentine Opera Company names the four singers for its 2013-2014 Studio Artists Program.
2013-2014 Studio Artists:
Julie Tabash, soprano
Erin Gonzalez, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Short, tenor
Pablo Siqueiros, baritone
Florentine Opera Studio Artists participating in the program will have the following opportunities:
- Perform in mainstage productions
- Featured in Festa Fiorentina, a revue of Italian opera classics and beloved tunes by Italian-American singers
- Perform in the new @ The Center, at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center in Riverwest
- Perform principal roles for in-school touring opera, Pinocchio
- Participate in master classes with world renowned guest master teachers
- Receive individual coaching with Florentine artistic staff
- Participate in community engagement and education programs
- Serve as mentors in High School Masterclass program
- Network and perform at Florentine Opera events
About the Florentine Opera Studio Program:
The Florentine Opera Studio provides season-long, comprehensive artist-in-residence employment for talented singers beginning their professional careers, while serving the mainstage, education and community engagement goals of the Florentine Opera Company. From autumn 2013 through May 2014, the Florentine Opera Studio allows promising singers experience and training to facilitate their professional growth in the opera art form.
Each season, four singers (soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone/bass) participate in the Studio Program. As a key component of the experience, these Studio Artists have the opportunity to sing supporting and comprimario roles during the opera season. Additionally, artists perform for education and community outreach initiatives and the Florentine's in-school touring opera program, serving over 14,000 students in K4-5th grade each school year. Studio Artists also have the opportunity to gain continuing training and career advice through masterclasses and coachings with visiting artists and master teachers.
The Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center serves as the Florentine Studio Program's main rehearsal space.
Applications for the 2014-2015 Florentine Opera Studio Artist Program will be available on yaptracker.com in 2014.