Opera Orlando Announces Annual ‘SINGS!’ Program
On July 25, 2022, Opera Orlando will launch its annual training initiative for young singers, titled “Summer Institute for the Next Generation of Singers” or “SINGS!”
The program is an intensive one-week program aimed at supporting students aged 15 to 20 who wish to pursue a career in classical singing. Students will receive coaching from OO staff and teaching artists on solo and ensemble repertoire, professional development with new portraits and updated CVs, acting workshops, yoga classes, seminars on vocal health, vocal anatomy lessons, and more. Each student will also participate in a masterclass with Grammy Award-winning baritone Gabriel Preisser.
The intensive will end with a public concert, followed by a reception for the students, their parents and the public.
“Opera Orlando has developed this program to be an informative, professional-level training week to help high school singers navigate and prepare for college auditions, while giving them insight into how best to build a lifelong career. in classical music,” said the Director of Education. Sarah Purser in an official press release issued by the organization. “I look forward to the students achieving their own personal goals, improving their musical acumen, and gaining the confidence to take their careers to the next level, as well as grow together as an ensemble.”