June 21 - August 7, 2020
A 6-week opportunity to gain role experience in a fully staged production in original language with performances in two venues: Historic Bay View's John M. Hall Auditorium and the Great Lakes Performing Arts Center.
Vocal study at the Bay View Music Festival is designed to provide singers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of vocal technique, operatic, art song, role preparation, stage presentation, acting technique and skills necessary to building a career in the arts (networking, resumes, taxes, grant writing, etc).
The Mainstage Opera program is our most comprehensive course of study. Upon completion of auditions, up to 12 singers (most are double cast) will be accepted and cast in La Traviata. The program begins with arrivals on June 21.
Students interested in the 6-week opera mainstage program receive training in our flagship opportunity for those interested in gaining mainstage experience in a fully-staged opera in original language. Fees are all-inclusive, so additional expenses are minimal while at Bay View. Courses may include:
In order to accommodate the many experience levels and financial challenges of today's young artists, we offer four different opportunities that can either be combined for one great 8-week experience, or a la carte. The program begins with arrivals on June 21. After performing in the musical July 9-11, students will then produce four performances of La Traviata, departing on August 7 after the opera closes. Dates below incl. arrival and departure date.