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Aug 25, 2020
Sweeney Todd Ensemble Auditions
OPERA OMAHA AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT SWEENEY TODD ENSEMBLE AUDITION DATES/TIMES/LOCATION The auditions will be held at the Bluebarn Theater 1106 South 10th Street Omaha, NE on the following days: Thursday, Oct 1 5:30-7:30pm Friday, Oct 2 5:30-7:30pm Saturday, Oct 3 2-4pm A pianist will be provided. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Please prepare one song of your choosing that shows off your vocal range. This selection should be in English. Please bring a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist. The panel reserves the right to only hear a portion of your selection. In addition to your song, please prepare the excerpt provided by Opera Omaha for your appropriate vocal part SOPRANOS (...
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Aug 4, 2020
We’ve Made Some Changes . . .
In response to COVID-19, Opera Omaha has made some necessary changes to our 2020/2021 Season to ensure your safety and the safety of our artists and staff. Our Orpheum Theater series will now open in February with Mozart’s iconic opera, The Marriage of Figaro. Treasured around the world, this touching comedy contains some of Mozart’s most well-known melodies and beloved music. This will take the place of Eugene Onegin, which we look forward to presenting in a future season. In the spring, Opera Omaha returns to the world of music theater for Stephen Sondheim’s triumph, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Conductor Hal France, Opera Omaha’s Artist...
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Jun 1, 2020
#VirtualOperaOmaha Week 10 Round-Up
Here's everything that happened as part of Virtual Opera Omaha during our tenth week! Opera in Conversation: Sweeney Todd On Tuesday evening, our Director of Engagement Programs Lauren Medici sat down with two of Omaha’s most acclaimed artistic forces, conductor Hal France (Opera Omaha Artistic Director 1995-2005) and Susan Clement-Toberer (Producing Artistic Director, BLUEBARN Theatre), to discuss their upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Opera Omaha, part of our upcoming 2020/2021 Season. Watch the full conversation on Facebook here. Virtual Prelude Talk: La Sonnambula Keith Wolfe-Hughes, General Director of Opera Birmingham, presented Friday’s Virtual Prelude Talk on Bellini’s La Sonnambula, in advance of The...
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May 28, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Family Poem
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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May 26, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Draw Your Dreams
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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May 25, 2020
#VirtualOperaOmaha Week 9 Round-Up
Here’s what happened as part of #VirtualOperaOmaha Week 9! Virtual Prelude Talk: Don Giovanni Kathryn Smith, General Director of Madison Opera, presented Friday’s Virtual Prelude Talk on Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and dove deep into the history of this classic opera, in advance of The Metropolitan Opera’s free nightly stream of the opera. Watch the full Prelude Talk on Madison Opera’s Facebook page here. The Cast of Sweeney Todd in Fleet Street Squares Did you see our fun video featuring the entire cast of our upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, part of our 2020/2021 Season, in a new gameshow Fleet Street Squares? Watch the ...
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May 21, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Hug a Tree
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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May 19, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Draw a Song
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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May 18, 2020
#VirtualOperaOmaha Week 8 Round-Up
Here is your recap of #VirtualOperaOmaha Week 8! Poetry & Music Project Virtual Concert On Sunday morning, we premiered 6 pieces by composers Matt Browne and Frances Pollock with words by Nebraska K-12 poets, created as part of the Poetry & Music Project. The virtual concert was hosted by Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason, and featured performances by our Holland Community Opera Fellows accompanied by Head of Music Sean Kelly on piano. Watch all the performances and learn more about the Poetry & Music Project here. Virtual Prelude Talk: Lucia di Lammermoor Last week’s Virtual Prelude Talk on Friday, presented by Gabriel Preisser, Executive Director and Grant Preisser, Artistic Director of Op...
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May 14, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Memory Mixtape
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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