Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is proud to announce that the company will host the fourth Teen Opera Club of Texas event, "Storytelling, Stage Presence, and Standing Ovations," on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 6:30 PM CT. This inspiring educational initiative, part of the recently launched Texas Opera Alliance (TOA) with Austin Opera (AO), The Dallas Opera (TDO), Houston Grand Opera (HGO), OPERA San Antonio (OSA), and FWO, offers Texas students 13-19 years of age unparalleled access to artists and administrative staff from each organization and exclusive insight into the world of opera. In this time of social distancing, Fort Worth Opera and our fellow TOA companies are excited to find innovative ways to continue delivering arts education and connect Texas's youth during the pandemic and beyond. Beginning in October with HGO’s world premiere presentation of Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, and OSA’s discussion with the cast and creative team of The Cunning Little Vixen, The Dallas Opera presented “Careers in Opera” on December 14, 2020. Following this insightful presentation, FWO is kicking off the New Year, as Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, the company’s Manager of Education and Community Engagement, teaches budding young artists that there are many more facets to a successful performance on the stage, than simply delivering beautiful sounds. Fort Worth Opera’s 60-minute live and pre-recorded workshop with Ms. Keyton will feature video presentations by acclaimed stage directors Octavio Cardenas, David Gately, and Steven D. Morris. They will discuss the art of operatic storytelling, the importance of authenticity in emotional expression, character motivation, developing a stage presence, and learning how to balance vocal virtuosity with honest human emotions and behavior in the context of an opera. Octavio Cardenas, who directed the company’s 2014 production of Silent Night and 2019 world premiere, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, will address how to act with puppets. Longtime Fort Worth Opera favorite and industry legend David Gately will talk about the process a performer goes through to embody a character that is an animal. Lastly, Steven D. Morris, Executive Producer of Theatre Arlington and director of Fort Worth Opera’s recent world premiere, Stone Soup, will examine how an adult can realistically portray a child on stage. For more information, contact Sheran Goodspeed Keyton at email@example.com. To join the club for free and to learn more about the Teen Opera Club of Texas or the Texas Opera Alliance, visit: http://texasoperaalliance.org.
Dates & Times
- Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 2021-01-21 18:30:00 2021-01-21 21:30:00 America/Chicago Storytelling, Stage Presence and Standing Ovations //artandseek.org/calendar/event/106036/storytelling-stage-presence-and-standing-ovations *Virtual Event