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Each summer the opera program at the Brevard Music Center enrolls approximately 30 singers who, together, constitute the Janiec Opera Company.
Some hallmarks of the Janiec Opera Company:
World-renowned countertenor, and BMC alum, David Daniels joins the Janiec Opera Company to perform his signature role of Oberon in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. During his residency Mr. Daniels will offer masterclasses, coachings, and perspectives on developing a successful career in music. Mr. Daniels has appeared with the world's major opera companies and on its main concert and recital stages, and is the newly appointed Professor of Music at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
2016 Opera Staff
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.
For a live audition, be prepared to perform:
Upload a headshot and a current resume/bio. Bring with you an audition repertoire list.
Accompaniment is required for your audition. You may bring your own accompanist or utilize the pianist on site during the auditions. There is no need to contact the pianist in advance. The Admissions Office will send details regarding the pianist(s) several days before your audition date, in addition to other pertinent information.
Live auditions will take place:
Students must apply and pay the $75 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" 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.