Each summer the opera program at the Brevard Music Center enrolls approximately 30 singers who, together, constitute the Janiec Opera Company. In 2012 the median age of students in the program was 22.
Some hallmarks of the Janiec Opera Company:
2013 Opera Staff
Opera In A Box (New for 2013)
New for 2013, the Brevard Music Center is creating a new opera composer series entitled Opera In A Box. Each summer, a composer and 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, composer/librettist Michael Ching has been chosen to present his new work Speed Dating Tonight! created in partnership with Dean Anthony.
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 audition in person if possible, but applicants may also supply a video DVD or post a video to YouTube.
All live and recorded auditions will receive full and equal consideration.
Applications and auditions for admission must be received by February 1, 2013, 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 and a current resume.
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.
YouTube and DVD Auditions
For auditions on YouTube or DVD please include the following selections:
Accompaniment is required.
In the package with the DVD include an 8"x10" glossy photograph and a current resumé.
If uploading video, please send an 8"x10" glossy photograph and a current resumé to Brevard.
Do not submit a DVD, YouTube video or any other material before applying.