Sylvia Anderson has announced
BASOTI's 21st Season!
Verdi's FALSTAFF, Handel's ADMETO
Britten's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,
Britten's TURN OF THE SCREW,
and Barber's HAND OF BRIDGE
AND MANY, MANY OPERA SCENES!!
Dates of Institute: JUNE 16 - JULY 31, 2012
After a very successful 2012 Institute we are designing BASOTI 2013 to reflect the conversations we've had with participants. They told us they loved the classes and wanted more. They wanted larger scenes and roles of any size to put on their resumes. They wanted more time to digest what they're learning! We've been around for 21 years, and we know how to put on a summer program!
This year we are extending BASOTI by one week and doing many scenes and operas, just like a repertoire opera house. This year we will be honoring Giuseppe Verdi for his 100th BIRTHDAY with performances of "FALSTAFF" We will study as many of his operas with opera scenes as possible. We want you to be able to go back to your schools or step into the world and know what it means to be a successful and versatile singer. We want you to leave our Institute encouraged to live up to your potential and confident as singing actors.
Our teachers and presenters had a great time with last year's group. Our participants told us that they learned so many new aspects of the profession and gleaned new information about themselves, too. They said they now feel much more confident to have created an inspiring plan for the next period of their life. We feel that BASOTI 2013 can help you, too, to become a fully self-expressed human being and performer.
Our teachers at BASOTI will help you continue your professional development over the summer vacation. You will have acting lessons, voice lessons, if you wish, and learn how to listen and interact with your on-stage partners. Alexander lessons will give you insights and sensations for the alignment of your body. You will form friendships, begin networking and receive a send-off for your future career as a singer.
We'll be giving you the 'jewels' which we professionals have come to appreciate as the core ingredients of a successful musical career. We will give them to you to use as you wish. You will experience how seasoned performers see the profession and hear what they had to do to get there. We will offer to you, BASOTI-ITES, insights that will help you make choices that are positive and supportive of your goals.
This dynamic training program will teach you transformational techniques to enable you to perform in front of an audience with ease. You will sing and speak publicly without fear, act with intention and understanding, improve your musicianship, and learn how to create a professional persona. And there will be plenty of performing opportunities!
We are going to help you
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This is one of the most exciting training programs in the nation. It has been around for 20 years, and we know what helps singers become better! This season is generating energy and excitement because of new shared visions for the future and strong directions in the training we offer.
Please read everything on the "apply here" page!
This is what you will receive for your tuition:
1. Acting lessons
2. Alexander Technique
3. Audition techniques
4. German, Italian and French diction
4. One-on-one career advice
5. Help in preparing your arias
6. A chance to perform on an Aria Evening
7. Chances to perform in opera scenes
8. A chance to perform a role in a full production
9. Opportunities for public performance
10. Ensemble work
11. Opportunities to work with a conductor
12. Opportunities to network with your peers and much more!
You will also have the opportunity to have voice lessons with one of our Master Teachers for an additional charge of $50 per 1/2 hour and $100 for one hour.
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All Repertoire subject to change. Decisions of the Artistic Director are final.
The Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs or other school-administered programs.