The Atlanta Opera is quickly approaching the fourth annual 24-Hour Opera Project®, November 1 & 2, 2013. Organizers say to think of this as a creative science project where Verdi meets reality TV!
What are we talking about? Composers and lyricists selected to participate will be randomly paired together, and will have 12 hours to write an opera scene. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces will be assigned to participating stage directors, who will draft singers from a pool of applicants, and have 8 hours to rehearse before presenting the pieces in a showcase-concert 24 hours after the project begins. Compositions and performances will be judged by a panel of judges as well as the audience. Prizes will be awarded to the judge’s choice and audience favorite. No travel, housing, or per diem provided. No cash prizes awarded.
Where will the event take place? The 24-Hour Opera Project® kick-off event, composing, and rehearsing will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. The showcase performance will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center’s 14th Street Playhouse.
When will this happen? Friday, November 1 First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Kick-off event @ 5PM
Saturday, November 2 Showcase performance @ 8PM 14th Street Playhouse
Admission to the performance is FREE and is open to the public. Who is participating?
Composers, lyricists, stage directors and singers may apply (experience
required, must be at least 18 years of age). Download the appropriate
application below: http://www.atlantaopera.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=43246695