"MAKING IT IN OPERA"
An Opera Intensive
How To Learn an Operatic Role, Aria
and Repertoire Coaching, Stage Combat, Opera Audition Skills, Dance,
Acting, Music Theatre Auditions and Repertoire, Business of the
Business, Building your Opera Audition Repertoire, Etiquette of the
Business, and “Life Skills” for the Performing Artist. Vocal
Instruction upon request.
Three Divisions - for ages 17 through the
Professional Performer This
INTENSIVE is created to help the
High School Student
prepare for Conservatory Auditions, the
to prepare for Young Artist Programs and Auditions in the Professional
Arena, and the Professional
Singer who is making changes of
direction/repertoire in his/her career, or just wants a safe place to
hone their skills.
On the final day,
all enrolled will receive immediate feedback
from a Panel of Faculty and Invited
Professionals, in an Audition Situation. Learn what the people
on the other side of the table really think.
Faculty includes: (More Opera Professionals and Managers
Lesley Bandy (Royal Opera Ballet/International
Principal Dancer and Guest Artist/Director/Choreographer)
Lynn Fitzpatrick (Broadway Actress and Acting Teacher)
Judith Fredricks (Artistic Director of Opera NY & The
Academy for the Performing Artist,NY & Las Vegas; Opera Director ,
off-Broadway & Regional, Opera Repertoire Coach and Voice Teacher.)
Carol Kirkpatrick (Author “Aria Ready – The Business of
the Business” and Director of “Life Skills” boot camps for the
professional singer, Opera Coach and Voice Teacher)
Joan Krueger (Classical Singer’s “Coach of the Year”
Lynda Sharman (Voice teacher, archivest Lamperti
Kim Steiner (Broadway Music Director)
Robert Wilson (Opera Coach and Accompanist,
Metropolitan Opera )
Classes held mid- town, NYC easily accessible by
Additional info and Applications:
www.operany.com - go to
Some housing can be made available, if
required, for a nominal amount.
Fee: $800.00 - $ 400
deposit required with application to hold space, balance due by July 1st.
Enrollment limited to 30. Closed when full, so apply early!!!
$900.00 after June 15th , 2007
- if space is available.
Checks or MO only: send to Betsy
Cangelosi, managing director, 431 W.121stSt. New
York, NY 10027 with application and one letter of
recommendation from music professional. You will be contacted
upon acceptance, and further info will be sent.
* “Making It In Opera”
and The Academy for the Performing Artist are a division of Opera New
York. a not-for-profit corp. 205 West End Ave. suite 23H,
New York, N.Y.
Theatre & Opera Intensive”
July 28 – August 3 10AM to 4pm Jr. div.
10AM to 6PM Sr.Div.
Vocal Coaching (Music Theatre and Classical), Opera and Music Theatre
Audition Skills, Dance (Ballet and Jazz), Acting (Monologues: Classical
and Contemporary, Basic Acting), Music Theatre Repertoire & “Building
your Book”, Business of the Business (pictures, resumes, unions,
managers & agents), Opera/Classical Repertoire, “ Life Skills” for the
Performing Artist, etc.
Three Divisions - Middle
School Student prepare for Special
Schools Auditions, the High School
Student to prepare for Conservatory
Auditions in Colleges and Universities, and the
Conservatory Graduate or Under-Grad
to prepare for auditions for Young Artist Programs and the Professional
To provide classical vocal training (as well as Acting and Dance), as a
necessary base for all singers, regardless of their final goal, in order
to insure vocal health and longevity. In today’s music world, this
is of the utmost importance. We also help the student acquire
focus, discipline, and confidence, as well as needed skills, while doing
what they love. Our teaching applies the most current information
neurologically, the “cutting edge” of maximizing brain capability.
We must not limit the gifted child to what they are getting in the
On the final day, all enrolled will
receive immediate feedback
from a Panel of Faculty, Casting Agents, and Music theatre and Opera
Professionals, in an Audition Situation. Learn what the people on
the other side of the table really think. This day will be open to
family and friends, based on space.
(Soloist Royal Ballet and Choreographer/Director)
(Broadway Actress and Acting Teacher)
Judith Fredricks (Artistic
Director of Opera NY & The Academy for the Performing Artist, NY & Las
Vegas; Music Theatre and Opera Director, off-Broadway & Regional, Opera
and Broadway Coach and Voice Teacher.)
Carol Kirkpatrick (Author and
Director of “Life Skills” boot camps for the professional singer, Opera
Coach and Voice Teacher)
Joan Krueger (Classical Singer’s
Mag. “Coach of the Year” 2005)
Lynda Sharman (Voice teacher,
Director “Lamperti Bel Canto Institute”.)
Kim Steiner (Broadway MD and Dir.
Robert Wilson (Opera Coach and
Accompanist, Metropolitan Opera )
Classes held mid- town, NYC. Easily accessible by public
Fee: $800.00 - $
400 deposit required with
application to hold space, balance due by July 1st.
Enrollment limited to 30 Middle and High School, 15 Opera Div.
Closed when full, so apply early!!! Late registration:
$900.00 after June 15th - if space is available.
Tuition is tax-deductible.
Checks or MO only: send to Betsy Cangelosi, managing director, 431 W.
St. New York, NY 10027. You will be contacted
“Music Theatre and Opera
Intensive” and The Academy for the
Performing Artist are a division of Opera New York. A not-for-profit
Opera New York-205 West
End Ave- suite 23H, New York, NY 10023 Ph:
APPLICATION for Junior Division
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION for Senior Division
Las Vegas - Summer 2007
Broadway & Opera Intensive!
training program taught by professionals from Opera and Music Theatre
targeting skills required for a
in in Opera and on Broadway.
Skills-Acting, Musical Theatre-Opera and Dramatic Scene Study-
Repertoire/Building your Book-Vocal Performance-Dance, and the
Business of the Business!!
TO REGISTER: For Reservations and information please call
Housing and meals are NOT included. Lunch
available (see registration page).
For information on faculty and Application see the
This workshop is presented under the auspices of
The Academy for the Performing Artist,
a division of Opera New York, Inc., a
by a Faculty of Opera Professionals and created to help the High
School Graduate prepare for Conservatory Auditions, for the
Conservatory Graduate to prepare for the Young Artist Programs and
Auditions in the professional arena, and for the Professional Singer
who is making changes of direction/repertoire in his/her career or
just wants a safe place to hone their skills.
General & Artistic
Director and Co-Founder of Opera New York and its associated
organizations, The Academy for the Performing Artist and The Writer’s
Stage. Prior to her Directing career, Ms. Fredricks performed
extensively as a mezzo-soprano in opera, music theatre, television,
(Warner Brothers TV), film, and dance (San Francisco Ballet, American
Dance Machine). She has been directing both in NYC and
regionally for the last 20 years. Off-Broadway includes
“Rappaccini’s Daughter”, an opera-musical based on the short story by
Nathaniel Hawthorne; “Vincent”, a new musical based on the life of
Vincent Van Gogh, “Tales of the Manhattan Woods” (a present-day New
York City version of “Die Fledermaus”) and this last January – another
musical, “They all Knew”. She recently directed Opera Las Vegas
(‘Carmen” and last October’s La Boheme) and this last summer, “The
Merry Widow” for Emerald City Opera in Steamboat Spring, CO. Ms.
Fredricks has glowing reviews in the New York Times, UPI, Backstage,
New Yorker Magazine, and in regional papers. Also, she has
produced and directed large European tours, which, fully costumed and
choreographed with Romanian orchestra, have toured Italy, Germany,
Norway, Austria and Denmark for five years. For her Company,
Opera New York, she has directed present day versions of “La Boheme”.
“Tosca”, “Carmen”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, “Die Fledermaus”,
“Pagliacci, “La Traviata”, and “Rigoletto”. In May of 2005 ONY held
the first annual Chester Ludgin American Verdi Baritone competition,
judged and supported by Marta and Placido Domingo. This event is
scheduled to repeat, and again with Mr. Domingo, fall of 2007.
The educational division of ONY, The Academy for the Performing
Artist, headed by Ms. Fredricks hosted a Summer Camp in New York ,
“Making it on Broadway” summer 2006, and will follow with “Broadway
Intensive!” Winter Workshop in Las Vegas Dec 2006 followed by a New
York Winter Camp December 27, 2006 – January 2, 2007. The
Academy will begin ongoing classes and workshops in Las Vegas,
February 2007. The next Intensive in Vegas is April 2007
followed by Summer NYC Broadway Intensive, and the new “Making It In
Opera” in late July, NYC. Judith also teaches voice
privately for both Broadway and Opera singers in New York City, Las
Vegas, and Los Angeles.
A veteran of over
80 productions spanning dramatic acting, musical theatre, and operetta
Ms. Fitzpatrick performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in National
Tours, in Regional Theatres, at Radio City, in films for the large and
small screen, in numerous commercials (on camera and voice-over), and
in command performance at the White House. As General Manager of the
Walnut Street Theatre, Managing Director of The State Theatre of North
Carolina (for which she expanded and developed the Children’s Theater
Program) and of the Hangar Theatre and Executive Director of
Theatrical Outfit, Lynn also produced over 50 shows. A former Business
Representative for Actors’ Equity Association, and Board Member for
AFTRA and SAG, she is also a founding member of The American Stage
Company, Teaneck, NJ (for which she created and developed the
educational curriculum). Lynn currently teaches both voice and
Lesley danced with
Edinburgh Ballet Theatre, Scottish Opera, the Royal Opera Ballet at
Covent Garden, and the Royal Ballet. In addition to performing many
principal roles in the classical ballets, Lesley performed as
Principal and Adagio Dancer in cabaret, musicals, television, and
film. She has also held Entertainment Management positions with MGM
Grand, Harrah’s, and Universal Studios.
Based in Las
Vegas, Lesley teaches master classes for dancers and singers; works
with MGM Grand Productions and R&R Live and others, on large corporate
events; freelances as Producer, Staging Director, and Choreographer
for productions both in the US and internationally; and is also
involved in the creative and developmental process for several new
theatrical projects in the US, China and Australasia.
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