Each summer the opera program at the Brevard Music Center enrolls approximately 30 singers who, together, constitute the Janiec Opera Company. In 2013 the median age of students in the program was 22.
Some hallmarks of the Janiec Opera Company:
2014 Opera Staff
Opera In A Box
Opera In A Box is an original opera series introduced in 2013. Each summer, a composer and/or librettist will bring their work-in-progress to the Brevard Music Center. Opera students will have the opportunity to help them achieve their vision. Sections of the opera will be staged and performed in the Morrison Playhouse, a state-of-the-art black box theater. The new work will be narrated by the creators and the stage director, guiding the audience through the creative process of developing a new work. Join the Brevard Music Center as it helps create opera for the 21st century.
This season Opera In a Box will present Sister Carrie – a new opera in progress by Robert Aldridge and Hershel Garfein, composer and librettist of two-time Grammy Award-winning Elmer Gantry.
Other Program Features
The Porter Center
Brevard operas are presented in the Porter Center at Brevard College. Mainstage productions occur in the 600-seat Scott Concert Hall. Other productions will occur in the intimate Morrison Playhouse, a state-of-the-art black box theater.
Admission into the Opera Company is determined by audition. Brevard Music Center encourages applicants to audition in person if possible, but applicants may choose to post a video to YouTube in lieu of a live audition.
All live and recorded auditions will receive full and equal consideration.
Applications and auditions for admission must be received by February 1, 2014, however auditions and applications will be reviewed until all roles are cast.
For a live audition, be prepared to perform:
Bring with you an 8" x 10" glossy photograph, a current resumé, and a list of the repertoire you will be performing at the audition.
Accompaniment is required; please bring your own pianist if possible. An accompanist will be available for hire. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 862-2140 for specific information about official accompanists and fees.
Live auditions will take place:
Students must apply and pay the application fee to reserve an audition time.
For YouTube auditions please include the following selections:
Accompaniment is required.
In addition to your audition, please upload an 8"x10" glossy photograph, a current resumé, and a list of the repertoire included on your video.
Do not submit a YouTube video or any other material before applying.
Janiec Opera Company Facebook Page
For more information please visit the Janiec Opera Company Facebook Page.