Every summer, the Land of Enchantment Opera hosts a unique program where young artists from around the world come to Gallup, New Mexico, for unmatched professional instruction with musicians from the New York Metropolitan Opera, and an experience that they will always remember. This bridge to professionalism consists of lessons and instruction by masters in their respective fields. We have been asked this year, to be the pit orchestra for Mozart’s opera, "Cosi Fan Tutti," which will be conducted by Metropolitan Opera conductor Gregory Buchalter. This is truly a professional "gig" and a once in a lifetime experience.
The opera performances are July 30 and 31, 2016, in Gallup, NM. Preparation for this production would entail rehearsals in Albuquerque at AYSP July 23, 24 and 25. On Tuesday, July 26, we would bus out and stay in Gallup for stage rehearsals leading up to the shows. Transportation, housing, food and music will be provided. Additionally, each student would receive 2 complimentary guest tickets to the opera and hotel discounts for families attending the performances.
If you are interested in participating in this free opportunity and available this July 23-31, 2016, please email me ASAP, no later than next Wednesday, March 23. If we have enough interest, we will be able to participate. If not, I will have to decline, so please do not commit if you are not 100% sure you are available.
I will be discussing this opportunity at rehearsals next Monday. If you have any questions, please ask me then, or feel free to email or call me anytime.
I am excited to see your interest in this exciting opportunity!
We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.