Artist Training programs offered by Pacific Opera Victoria include a suite of coaching, workshop, and mentorship programs delivered by distinguished teachers, singers, creative artists, and specialists in voice, music, theatre, stage design and direction. Among the program offerings are the following:
Our Artist Training initiatives include coaching and performance opportunities for the young performers who take on comprimario and chorus roles in our mainstage productions, participate in our Opera in Schools productions and take part in second-stage and community opera productions.
During 2015/16, youth and children will be part of the cast and chorus of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. POV and the Victoria Children's Choir will work together to coach and mentor the children, preparing them to perform on stage in a professional environment alongside established opera singers.
For our next Opera-in-schools tour, artist training, coaching, and rehearsal will culminate in staged school performances of Mary's Wedding, an opera that POV originally commissioned for a 2011 world première and that will be presented in a shortened version to mark 100 years since the First World War.