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WorkshOpera: Bizet's Carmen - Act II Quintet

Director: Justin Griffith Brown

Maestro: Thomas Muraco

Featuring: MaKayla MacDonald, Stephanie Newman, Doug Sabo, Maggie Valdman, and James Wright

Too often in professional companies, artists are rushed through musical and physical role preparation. Often companies are on a tight rehearsal schedule and performers aren't allowed the time to explore their characters and the music together as a collaborative group. Here at City Lyric Opera, we believe that so much knowledge can be gained from taking the time to work together as a group to put a piece of music on its feet in a safe environment. WorkshOpera is process-based, not performance based so it is not open to the public and does not culminate in a performance. All artists are encouraged to play, experiment, and to make mistakes in order to better inform their own sense of artistry and musicianship. In the 4-hour workshop, singers will work directly with a conductor and stage director to explore their characters and musical style in the context of an operatic scene.

Earlier Event: December 11
Scenes Concert
Later Event: March 6