Sing with the Divas II – Il trovatore
Join Opera Sustenida for our first fully-staged opera production!
Sing with the Divas II
Summer Opera Chorus Workshop for
Verdi’s opera Il trovatore
July 26th-September 8th, 2022
Trinity-St Paul’s United Church, Toronto*
Participation Fee: $300
*Digital Chorus and Virtual Auditor Available!
Space is Limited – Apply Today!
Summer Opera Chorus Workshop for Il trovatore
“Sing with the Divas 2” is an in-person summer opera chorus workshop for Opera Sustenida’s 2022 production of Verdi’s opera Il trovatore.
Each Live Chorus Member will participate in weekly music and staging rehearsal sessions, as well as having access to weekly “Office Hours” and discounted private lessons with the Divas over the course of the workshop.
Live Chorus Members will also pre-record select choruses at our Director Stephanie DeCiantis’ Toronto studio; these performances will be incorporated into our final production.
All Live Chorus Members will be guaranteed to perform in at least 2 of our September performances at some of Toronto’s most dazzling venues!
Thanks to a “Digital Now” grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, we will be creating a video recording based on our production which will be available for extended on-demand streaming. All Live Chorus Members will be included in this recording and will receive a complimentary link.
Chorus Member Participation Fee is $300 each.
Trovatore Chorus Workshop Sessions
Weekly workshop sessions will be every Tuesday from July 26th-August 30th AND Thursday, September 8th at Trinity-St Paul’s United Church in Toronto. All workshops will run from 6:30-8:45pm (EST).
We will also have 2 additional Zoom sessions for staging notes (TBD).
Dress Rehearsals, Filming Day, and Final Performances
Our rehearsal, filming, and performance schedule:
Saturday, September 17th – Dress Rehearsal at Heliconian Hall
*Sunday, September 18th – Heliconian Hall Performance
Friday, September 23rd – Filming Day at Columbus Centre Art Gallery
*Saturday, September 24th – Columbus Centre Art Gallery Performance
*Sunday, September 25th – Arts & Letters Club Performance
*Each chorister will be guaranteed at least 2 performances (based on venue capacity). We will determine this after all applicants have been confirmed.
Solo Opportunities Available
Solo opportunities will be available to our Live Chorus Members! We will share more details about how to audition for these opportunities during the Workshop.
Digital Chorus Program
Not located in Toronto? You can still join as a Digital Chorus Member!
Each Digital Chorus Member will be able to join our workshop sessions via Zoom, and also have access to weekly “Office Hours” and discounted lessons with the Divas during the course of the workshop.
All Digital Chorus Members will self-film select choruses at home to be incorporated into our final production. Digital Chorus Members will also receive a complimentary link to our on-demand video recording after the production has concluded.
Digital Chorus Member Fee is $200 each.
Virtual Auditor Program
Can’t commit to the full workshop? Join us as a Virtual Auditor!
Each Virtual Auditor will have access to all Musical Rehearsals via Zoom and one complimentary lesson with the Diva of your choice.
Virtual Auditor Fee is $100 each*
*includes price of 1 ticket to either our Heliconian or Arts & Letters performance