OPERA America's Opera Conference 2011 - Artist Weekend

Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, May 07, 2011
OPERA America's Opera Conference 2011 - Artist Weekend
Saturday, May 07, 2011 - Sunday, May 08, 2011

Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue De Lafayette
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
United States

Map and Directions
It’s a transformational moment in the history of opera! A new life cycle is emerging, where startups and traditional companies alike are expanding and reshaping the art form. Borne of creative drive and financial necessity, companies are taking risks and retooling business practices, repertoire and venue selections, audience cultivation efforts and modes of presentation. Boston, at the crossroads of artist-driven ventures and established opera companies, offers an ideal setting to probe the entrepreneurial energy animating the field. Opera Conference 2011 will explore the potential of innovation and ingenuity in the business of opera and the art form.

OPERA America will hold Opera Conference 2011 from May 7-11, 2011, in Boston, MA, a culturally rich city with a thriving opera ecology. Professional Company Members Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Boston will serve as lead hosts, joined by numerous other institutions.

OPERA America is pleased to offer a full weekend of learning opportunities for artists. The New England Conservatory (NEC) will offer a career toolbox for emerging artists, providing expertise on some of the practical aspects of career-building. Led by Rachel Roberts, NEC’s head of entrepreneurial musicianship, artists will receive guidance on topics such as fiscal management, grant-writing, music technology and presentation skills.

Singers can advance their skills by singing before a panel of professionals at Feedback Auditions. This will provide an opportunity to receive constructive and impartial feedback on your work, and learn how you are being perceived by an audition panel at this point in your developing career.

Composers, librettists, directors, designers and conductors can participate in a one-on-one discussion with a master artist from their respective field. Review your portfolio with a master in the field, and take advantage of personalized consultations to help with career planning at any stage. Experts include: Luretta Bybee, executive director and chair, Opera Studies at New England Conservatory; Nicholas Russell, director of artistic operations, Boston Lyric Opera; Dona D. Vaughn, opera studies and chamber music & ensembles, Manhattan School of Music; Neal Goren, artistic director & conductor, Gotham Chamber Opera; and Pamela Pantos, executive director of Opera North.

Contact Information

  • Phone: 212-796-8920, Email: jrincon@operaamerica.org
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