By Ellen Sturgill
The fastest-paced event of the season is just around the corner! So brace yourselves, for the second annual 24-Hour Opera Project!
Beginning on January 20th at 5:00 p.m., composers, lyricists, stage directors, and singers from all over the United States are randomly put into teams, and have 24 hours to compose, stage, and rehearse a 10-minute opera!
Following the caffeine-fueled rehearsals, the teams will perform their creations in front of a panel of judges including: Stephanie Adrian, Voice Professor at Emory University and writer for Opera News, Classical Singer, and Journal of Singing; Andrew Alexander, Arts and Entertainment Writer for Creative Loafing; John Lemley, Assistant Program Director, host of City Café, Afternoon Classics and Tapestry on WABE 90.1; and Ann Owens, former Executive Director of the Houston Grand Opera.
This year, we will be doing something a little different.
For those of you who can’t make it to the showcase, you will still have the opportunity to see the event online via a LIVE webcast.
On January 21st at 7:00 p.m. on the dot, you can tune in to the Atlanta Opera’s
Ustream channel to watch the five teams show their stuff!
Along with watching the event unfold live, webcast viewers can also vote for “Audience Favorite.”
|The prop table from last year’s 24-Hour Opera Project. © Tim Wilkerson|
The infamous “Confession Cam…”
Confessions from the 24-Hour Opera Project 2010. © Cherokee Rose Productions
AND… Wacky, creative, and talented players…
|2010’s “Audience Favorite” Scrub-A-Dub Raw © Tim Wilkerson|
|The team behind the opera A Toast for all Toasts. © Tim Wilkerson|
|Last year’s “Judges’ Favorite” winners, the team from Eye of the Needle.
© Tim Wilkerson
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