present an inaugural education series:
Live interactive online opera classes to kids and teenagers across the nation. The inaugural educational series will begin March 19th and will run for ten weeks.
The bi-weekly classes will be divided into two distinctive sessions:
1) Saturdays 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Build an Opera sessions
2) Mondays 5:00-7:30 p.m. - Acting and Singing Technique.
A final performance uniting onsite students and virtual students will take place on May 19th and will be live streamed to the world (Venue & time TBD).
There are two layers of virtual interactions:
Opera Master Level: virtual students who interact via webcams with the teacher during the regular classes (limited to 14 participants). There is an audition process for this level of student and there is only room for a few qualified students to interact real time during the ongoing classes via webcams. Learn about the audition process HERE.
Opera Star level: open to any kid or teenager across the United States who would like to improve their singing and acting skills. The Opera Star student will be paired in groups of 7 students in specially designed private and secured interactive channels, and there is no limit on the number of teams that can be created. Therefore, Opera Star students will watch the live opera and acting classes while interacting via webcams in their real-time password protected private channels. Sign up for Opera Star Level HERE.
Robin Jensen, music & education director of Opera Orlando and the director of the Opera Orlando Youth Company pairs the live Youth Company courses with online classes.
Ricardo Canchola, Founder of the Interactive Academy of Performing Arts (IAPA), declared that “working with an important and reputable organization such as Opera Orlando galvanizes IAPA’s goal of helping ‘Unite the World through the Performing Arts.’” Additionally, Canchola stated that IAPA will be inviting a selected number of arts organizations across the United States that could benefit from the distribution and sales of Opera Star Channels. They would then be offered a percentage, or referrals fee, from all of those students registering under their arts non-profit groups.
VYPA Corp. is IAPA’s Master System Operator (MSO) with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Their managing director, Vijjay Manickavasagar, stated that his company “is looking forward to working with Opera Orlando in promoting its classes on a global scale after the inaugural season of the program.”
* Tuition for Auditioned Students: $299 for 10 weeks.
* Tuition for Star Students: $199 for 10 weeks.