Youth Opera Lab

Youth Opera Labs are FREE events for teens and young adults ages 16 to 24. No previous experience with opera is necessary. Participants are selected based on the interest and relevance demonstrated in their online application. Click the panels below to explore this season's Labs.

SETS & PROPS IN ACTING – September 20, 2014

 
FALSTAFF
Giuseppe Verdi

THE LAB

- ACTING WITH PROPS workshop with director, writer, and actor Liza Balkan
- BACKSTAGE TOUR and Q&A with COC Associate Technical Director Barney Bayliss
- Falstaff working rehearsal

Saturday, September 20, 2014
5 to 9:30 p.m.  

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of Falstaff.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the SETS & PROPS IN ACTING Youth Opera Lab is now closed. See below for information about future Labs.

DIRECTING & PRODUCING – December 7, 2014

We are pleased to announce a special new partnership with Against the Grain Theatre for the DIRECTING & PRODUCING Lab. Against the Grain (AtG) is a cutting-edge Canadian theatre collective dedicated to presenting classical and contemporary musical repertoire in innovative ways and unconventional spaces. The AtG community includes musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists, photographers and arts professionals. 

#UncleJohn
A transladaptation of Mozart's Don Giovanni
New English libretto by Joel Ivany

IMPORTANT: Unlike other Labs, the DIRECTING & PRODUCING Lab will take place at the #UncleJohn performance venue, The Black Box Theatre at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West.

THE LAB

- DIRECTING & PRODUCING with AtG founder and artistic director Joel Ivany
- #UncleJohn working rehearsal

Sunday, December 7, 2014
5 to 9:30 p.m.  

THE FINAL RUN-THROUGH

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the final run-through of #UncleJohn.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the DIRECTING & PRODUCING Youth Opera Lab is now closed. See below for information about future Labs.

THE SCORE & THE ORCHESTRA – January 20, 2015

DIE WALKÜRE
Richard Wagner

THE LAB

- ORCHESTRA PIT TOUR with COC Orchestra Concertmaster Marie Bérard
- SCORE STUDY 
workshop with COC Music Director Johannes Debus
- Die Walküre working rehearsal

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
5 to 9:30 p.m.  

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of Die Walküre.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7 p.m. (note earlier start time)

Registration for THE SCORE & THE ORCHESTRA Youth Opera Lab is now closed. See below for information about future labs.

VOCAL HEALTH & DICTION – April 11, 2015

 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Gioachino Rossini

THE LAB

- VOCAL HEALTH Q&A with Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist Dr. Jennifer Anderson
- ITALIAN DICTION workshop with Italian diction coach Francesco Pellegrino
- The Barber of Seville working rehearsal

Saturday, April 11, 2015
12 to 4:30 p.m.  

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of The Barber of Seville.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the VOCAL HEALTH & DICTION Youth Opera Lab is now closed. See below for future Labs.

MEDIA EFFECTS & STAGE DESIGN – April 28, 2015

Explore & Learn 

BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE
Béla Bartók

ERWARTUNG
Arnold Schoenberg

THE LAB

- Backstage Tour
- MEDIA EFFECTS Q&A with Media Effects Designer Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy
- Bluebeard's Castle / Erwartung working rehearsal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5 to 9:30 p.m.

THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Participation in the lab earns you two FREE tickets to the dress rehearsal of Bluebeard's Castle / Erwartung.
Monday, May 4, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Registration for the MEDIA EFFECTS & STAGE DESIGN Youth Opera Lab is now closed.

     
 


Youth Opera Lab, 2014. Video: COC

Program Supporter:
J.P. Bickell Foundation

Falstaff generously underwritten, in part, by BMO Financial Group

 

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