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48-hour Opera Festival

 48-hour Opera Festival
Summary:Opera Festival
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: What it's all about

As part of our 2017 season, Opera Theater Unlimited is introducing The 48-hour Opera Festival. Participants will conceive, create, rehearse, and perform 10-15 minute operatic pieces within a 48-hour period. The festival will bring creative new works to life, foster cross-disciplinary artistic relationships, and present great Bay Area artists.

The festival will take place April 28-30 in San Francisco. The final performance will be publicly ticketed on the evening of Sunday, April 30 at the Custom Made Theatre in downtown San Francisco.

Ticketing information will be made available as the event approaches.

Submissions

We're now welcoming submissions from local artists. Participants will be selected from the submissions and divided into teams. Each team will include a librettist, composer, stage director, a pianist, and a small group of operatic singers. There is no pay for involvement in the festival, and there is no fee for submission or participation. The festival will begin with a kickoff event the evening of April 28 and conclude with a public performance the evening of April 30.

Please see details below for submission instructions. If you’re interested in more than area (i.e. librettist & stage director, or composer & pianist) please let us know in your email. Submissions are due by April 1, 2017. Early submission is encouraged, and priority will be given to submissions received by March 12.

Contact info@operatheaterunlimited.com with any questions.

Composers

Send an email to info@operatheaterunlimited.com with the subject line “Composer Submission - YOUR NAME”. Include the following:

• CV and/or bio, specifying any works for voice
• Work samples:
-PDF of scores
-Any available recording (video or audio, MIDI is acceptable) as link or attachment
Works for voice strongly preferred. Dramatic works (ex. Opera, musical theater) are preferred if available
-Excerpts preferred, total not to exceed 15 minutes
• Short statement (can be the body of the email) on why you’re interested in joining us for the festival
• Please note in your email any experience as a rehearsal pianist or conductor, as well as whether you have access to rehearsal space in the San Francisco Bay Area that you’d be able to lend for any portion of the weekend (even if it’s just your living room!)

Librettists (Playwrights and Poets)

Send an email to info@operatheaterunlimited.com with the subject line “Librettist Submission - YOUR NAME”. Include the following:

• CV and/or bio, specifying any poetic or dramatic works
• Work samples:
-PDFs preferred
-Any available video recording of dramatic work (optional)
-Excerpts preferred, total not to exceed 15 minutes of recording and 20 pages of text sample
-Submitted samples must be in English
• Short statement (can be the body of the email) on why you’re interested in joining us for the festival
Please note in your email any other theatrical experience or skills, as well as whether you have access to rehearsal space in the San Francisco Bay Area that you’d be able to lend for any portion of the weekend (even if it’s just your living room!)

Stage Directors

Send an email to info@operatheaterunlimited.com with the subject line “Stage Director Submission - YOUR NAME”. Include the following:

• CV and/or bio
• Work samples (optional):
◦ -Excerpts of any available video recording of dramatic work. Opera preferred, musical theatre or straight theatre accepted
◦ -Any other portfolio materials you’d like to send along (i.e. production photos & descriptions)
◦ -Total not to exceed 15 minutes of recording and/or 10 pages of portfolio sample
• Short statement (can be the body of the email) on why you’re interested in joining us for the festival
Please note in your email any other theatrical experience or skills, as well as whether you have access to rehearsal space in the San Francisco Bay Area that you’d be able to lend for any portion of the weekend (even if it’s just your living room!)

Pianists

Send an email to info@operatheaterunlimited.com with the subject line “Pianist Submission - YOUR NAME”. Include the following:

• CV and/or bio
• Work samples (optional):
-Excerpts of any available recording (audio or video). Work with singers preferred.
-Total not to exceed 15 minutes
• Short statement (can be the body of the email) on why you’re interested in joining us for the festival
• Please note in your email any particular experience as a vocal coach or rehearsal pianist if it's not clear from your CV, as well as whether you have access to rehearsal space in the San Francisco Bay Area that you’d be able to lend for any portion of the weekend (even if it’s just your living room!)

Singers

Send an email to info@operatheaterunlimited.com with the subject line “Singer Submission - YOUR NAME”. Include the following:

• Resume and headshot
• Recordings:
-Excerpts of any available recording (audio or video, staged or unstaged)
-At least one excerpt of music composed after 1900 preferred
-At least one excerpt in English preferred
-Total not to exceed 15 minutes
• Short statement (can be the body of the email) on why you’re interested in joining us for the festival
Please note in your email any particular experience with new music (if not evident in your resume) as well as whether you have access to rehearsal space in the San Francisco Bay Area that you’d be able to lend for any portion of the weekend (even if it’s just your living room!)



Web Site:www.operatheaterunlimited.com/48-hour-opera-festival