Do you like to sing? Do your kids like to sing? Head over to the Opera Carolina Academy and attend the final day of their Master Class! It’s a fantastic way to make arts education center stage in your life and gives new appreciation to an under appreciated art form.
Opera Carolina Academy invites the public to attend a Master Class on the final day of the 2011 Second Annual Summer Music-Drama Workshop. Led by internationally recognized Metropolitan Opera Baritone Mark Rucker, the class is part of Opera Carolina Academy’s week-long, music-drama workshop featuring hands-on instruction, coaching and training for young singing actors by highly talented, professional artists.
The summer workshop, in collaboration with Community School of the Arts, and underwritten by Duke Energy’s Power of Music, is one way in which Opera Carolina delivers arts education to young people in the Charlotte region. In the face of recent and looming budget cuts, the company is committed to seeking innovative avenues to keep arts education center stage. The faculty for the Academy’s workshop is comprised of seasoned educators and exceptionally gifted artists who have performed on stages around the world.
When:Friday, June 24, 2011 – noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square – 345 North College Street, Charlotte, N.C.
How: Please reserve your complimentary seat: (seats are limited)
ashley @ operacarolina dot org or call 704.332.7177, ext. 202
Founded in 1948 as the Charlotte Opera Association by a small group of volunteers, today Opera Carolina is the largest professional opera company in the Carolinas with an operating budget of $2.5 million for the fiscal year 2012.
The mission of Opera Carolina is to inspire the region’s diverse community through the presentation of excellent Opera, Operetta, and Education & Outreach programs that elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas. Opera Carolina is a community resource with a commitment to artistic excellence and community service.
Opera Carolina is supported by individuals and corporations throughout the region. Opera Carolina is also supported, in part, with operating support from the Arts & Science Council. Additional support is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Opera Carolina is a member of OPERA America.