Tags: musicals, opera, comedy, workshops
Of the popular 18th and 19th century repertoire suited to Co-Opera, Mozart operas provide the strongest developmental challenge for young singers. These pieces also consistently enchant audiences, young and old, new and experienced, like no other.
It is our policy, therefore, to choose a Mozart opera for extensive touring where possible every other year. Thus, in 2011, we will be travelling our vast Continent with The Marriage of Figaro.
Tessa Bremner (director) and Silvana Angelakis (designer) have combined to create one of the prettiest and most humorous productions in Co-Opera's repertoire. We never tire of performing it and audiences continually invite us to present it.
After the significant success of our La Bohème performances in Southern WA in September 2010, there is even a chance that we will tour Figaro to WA in 2011, marking the first time we have journeyed to that State in consecutive years. Fingers crossed that our funding application to Playing Australia is successful.
(see our proposed itinerary by clicking the link)
Our Taste of Opera series in 2011 gains another notch in stability. A brainchild of the Friends of Co-Opera to begin with, this marvellous group will now undertake the marketing, audience booking system, venue liaison and front of house responsibilities of the entire program. It means that singers and music staff can be left to concentrate on what they do best, namely, the development and presentation of the actual performances.
We are proud of our planned 2011 season and hope you will take the many opportunities to enjoy our talented singers and the wonders of the pieces they present.