|Fort Worth Opera Studio|
The Fort Worth Opera Studio is a year-long artist residency program, with four young artists chosen through national auditions each year. Designed as a two-year program, the artists in the Fort Worth Opera Studio perform educational outreach as part of Children's Opera Theatre and through community performances and preview events. Studio artists are also assigned roles and covers as part of the Fort Worth Opera Festival.
To help continue training for Studio artists, regular lessons and coachings are scheduled throughout the year, including sessions with visiting artists and directors. Workshop sessions are also planned based on the needs of the artists, and may include strategic planning, financial planning, audition preparation, dramatic and movement coachings and language lessons. During their residence with Fort Worth Opera, the Studio artists receive a weekly fee for the duration of the contract; housing and transportation are not provided.Candidates for the Fort Worth Opera Studio should have completed master's level training, and have participated in at least one additional training program, such as a summer young artist program. Artists with similar experience will also be considered. Auditions are held in both New York and Fort Worth.
For more information regarding auditions, please see the Singer information page here.
2012-2013 Fort Worth Opera Studio Artists:
|Corrie Donovan - Fort Worth Opera Studio Soprano|
Soprano Corrie Donovan, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is entering her second year in the Fort Worth Opera Studio. Most recently, she was seen as Bea in Three Decembers with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Virginia, after performing Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, both Charito and Tisiphone in Lysistrata, and covering Bea in Three Decembers for the 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival. Some of her previous roles include Soprano in Philip Glass's Hydrogen Jukebox with Fort Worth Opera and Venus in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld for the Meadows Opera Theatre at Southern Methodist University. She was seen during the summer of 2010 at the Seagle Music Colony in the roles of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly. In 2012-2013, she will be a featured soloist for the Fort Worth Contemporary Music Foundation opposite an ensemble from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as well as the soprano soloist with the Hall Ensemble of Fort Worth. Ms. Donovan's upcoming performances with the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival include Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos and covering the roles of Musetta in La Bohème and Young Alice in Glory Denied.
|Amanda Robie - Fort Worth Opera Studio Mezzo-Soprano|
Mezzo-soprano Amanda Robie is in her second year with the Fort Worth Opera Studio. An avid performer in the Boston area, recent roles include Meg Page in Falstaff, Meg in Little Women, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and Frau A in the U.S. premiere of 3x3=∞, the video of which won the 2010 National Opera Association Competition for professional productions. Ms. Robie performed The Witch in the touring children's production of Hansel and Gretel, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Tisbe in Cinderella, and Stéphano in Romeo and Juliet at Seagle Music Colony. She received her bachelor's of music from Bucknell University and her master's of music from the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Robie has been a member of Boston Opera Collaborative since 2007 and currently serves as an alumni member on their board of directors. For the 2013 Festival, she will perform the role of Dryade and cover both the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos and Marquise de Berkenfeld in The Daughter of the Regiment.
|Ian McEuen- Fort Worth Opera Studio Tenor|
This fall, tenor Ian McEuen is beginning his first year as a Studio Artist with Fort Worth Opera, where he made his professional operatic debut as Alpheus in the 2012 Festival production of Mark Adamo's Lysistrata. In the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival, he will perform the Dance Master in Ariadne auf Naxos and cover Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment. An alumnus of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, Mr. McEuen most recently appeared there as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and the Evangelist in an innovative staged production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Other oratorio credits include the tenor soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana at CCM and the Chicago Symphony Center, the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Cincinnati Boys choir and Carnegie Mellon University, and Uriel in Haydn's Creation with Carnegie Mellon. Also a lover of art song and chamber music, Mr. McEuen recently received a Stern Fellowship at SongFest, where he collaborated with composers Jake Heggie, John Musto, William Bolcom, Libby Larsen, Martin Katz, and Graham Johnson.
|Steven Eddy- Fort Worth Opera Studio Baritone |
Beginning his first year as a member of the Fort Worth Opera Studio, baritone Steven Eddy is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received his Specialist of Music degree. His roles there included Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress, Ford in Falstaff, John Brooke in Little Women, and Belcore in The Elixir of Love. He most recently made his role debut as Schaunard in La Bohème with Arbor Opera Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Eddy spent this past summer as a Vocal Arts Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and has also spent two summers at the Seagle Music Colony as a young artist. He has received awards and recognition at the regional level of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Joy in Singing Music Sessions, and the University of Michigan Friends of Opera Competition, among others. He received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. For the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival, Mr. Eddy will perform Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos and will cover the roles of Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème.
|Stephen Carey - Fort Worth Opera Principal Coach & Accompanist|
Stephen Carey is in his first season with Fort Worth Opera. This past May, Mr. Carey completed his tenure of eleven seasons with Opera Memphis, where he was the assistant artistic director, director of the artist-in-residence program, chorus master, and principal pianist/vocal coach. In July, he finished his sixth season with the Utah Festival Opera, serving as cover conductor, chorus master, and as part of their coaching staff. Mr. Carey's conducting credits include The Barber of Seville with Mississippi Opera; a performance of the world premiere of Michael Ching's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Opera a cappella with Opera Memphis; The Barber of Seville and Annie with Ash Lawn Opera; and cover conductor for The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, Boris Godunov, and Don Giovanni with Utah Festival Opera. He has served on the artistic staffs of such summer programs as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; Opera in the Ozarks; Ash Lawn Opera; Chautauqua Opera; and the Utah Festival Opera.