BASOTI IS SAYING "GOODBYE" TO EVERYONE AFTER 21 YEARS OF WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES, STIMULATING CLASSES, AND BEAUTIFUL SINGING AND ACTING AT THIS INSTITUTE. OUR THANKS ARE BOUNDLESS, OUR HEARTS ARE FULL, AND OUR MEMORIES WILL REMAIN WITH US ALWAYS.
With every group of young people who came to study at BASOTI, our hopes for a better world were renewed. There was more teamwork, more unity, more enthusiasm and exciting career planning than at any time before.
There is much to be done in our world to expand our cultural participation and understanding. One of the ways to help, we believe, is to empower our young people to keep their hopes and dreams alive through the arts.
Creating a high level of musical, artistic, philosophical and spiritual growth within our societies,
will help to establish firm commitments to preserve the arts, and the education to support it.
Without the joy of singing, acting and dancing, we are bound to deteriorate into a material-based world, a world without imagination or dedication to the higher and finer things in life.
We are grateful to all who put their trust in us as they searched to find their paths of service in the world of music. We believe BASOTI has been able to bring each participant to a higher level of ability and understanding.
This is our website of memories from BASOTI. It looks back into some of its history that helped create our educational institute for these young aspiring singers.
In 1992 we were the cutting edge of the summer training programs. There were only a few around.
Since then many have sprung up, most of them using BASOTI’s model for training singers for acting and singing simultaneously.
We have produced over 40 full operas, over 1,000 opera scenes, and given over 500 classes in foreign language diction, Alexander Technique, aria preparation, musicianship, audition skills and career coaching, and sent over 1400 students out into the “business of singing.”
We have learned from the students, as they from us, and all of us are committed to keeping opera alive and well. We are grateful for 21 years spent at BASOTI, and we celebrate its legacy.
WE HAVE LED THE WAY, AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR US TO RETIRE.
WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH JOY IT WAS FOR US TO MEET AND WORK WITH ALL THE SINGERS,
FACULTY AND STAFF OVER THE YEARS.
OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN GREATLY ENRICHED. WE HAVE LEARNED ENORMOUSLY.
OUR HOPE IS THAT ALL YOU FINE SINGERS, TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS OUT THERE WILL REMEMBER US AND ALL YOUR GOOD EXPERIENCES AT BASOTI, AND BE HAPPY.
Sincerely, your devoted fans,
IF YOU WISH, YOU CAN RESPOND OR ASK US QUESTIONS HERE AT THIS WEBSITE USING THE BOX ON THE "GUEST BOOK" PAGE OR YOU CAN WRITE US AT email@example.com.
The BASOTI Book of Memories that we have created can be ordered on
the "Guest Book" page.
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.