VIRTUAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
June 6 - August 1, 2020
Praised by The New York Times for her "radiant tone," and called "spectacular” by The Wall Street Journal, Metropolitan Opera star Jennifer Rowley is one of the most sought-after sopranos of our time. Fort Worth Opera is thrilled to collaborate with this internationally acclaimed artist for a virtual artist residency. Throughout this exciting eight-week collaboration, Ms. Rowley will hold weekly themed Zoom masterclasses, fascinating lectures, and casual Instagram Live chats with other singers, directors, coaches, and opera industry professionals.
Beginning SATURDAY, May 6 and continuing for 8 weeks through August 1, Jennifer Rowley will be giving free Zoom masterclasses focussing on vocal technique, repertoire, language skills, acting, and building a character. Sessions will occasionally feature guest artists, and opera lovers will have an opportunity to audit and observe Ms. Rowley and the singers at work.
Each MONDAY Fort Worth Opera will announce the theme of the class for the week, the time it will be held on Saturday, the names of special guests (if applicable), and a call for singers on FWO's social media platforms and through our mailing list. The first 90 people who click a button below and email us requesting to audit the class, will secure a spot and be emailed the Zoom link to observe.
Every FRIDAY, FWO will announce the 5 singers chosen each week for the Saturday masterclasses on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
MASTERCLASS INFO (AUDITION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW)
JUNE MASTERCLASS DATES
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, June 20
Saturday, June 27
JULY MASTERCLASS DATES
Saturday, July 11
Saturday, July 18
Saturday, July 25
AUGUST MASTERCLASS DATE
Saturday, August 1
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Email a resume or bio, headshot, one aria selection, and a recent recording or video demonstrating where you are currently in your vocal studies. If selected for the class, singers will need to provide their own pre-recorded accompaniment track for the aria selection.
AGE LIMIT: 18 or older to apply, as we will be posting the classes online for viewing at a later date. But any age is welcome to observe!
LECTURES & INSTAGRAM LIVE TALKS
In addition to the masterclasses, Ms. Rowley will also give some fascinating Zoom lectures, and engage in casual conversations on Fort Worth Opera's Instagram page with singer, directors, coaches and industry professionals. These lectures and informal IG Live talks will highlight topics like the business of singing, the accelerated adoption of technology during the coronavirus crisis, and how to navigate this new digital frontier as an opera singer in the 21st century.
Watch this page and follow us on social media for the latest up-to-date news on Jennifer Rowley's virtual artist residency.