The students met just shy of two weeks ago and spent the first week and a half of their Intensive in residency in Colorado Springs. In addition to classes in acting, movement and more, they work with composer Roger Ames (who taught our Build an Opera educators' professional development class the week before) and librettist Jeff Gilden to create an original opera. This year's opera is inspired by a Waldo Canyon Fire survivor, asking the question, "If you had to pick your most prized possessions to fill just one box, what would you pick?"
|The preview of their original opera "Re-Collections" was presented Tuesday night in Colorado Springs.|
|Movement Coach Melinda Sullivan leads them in the "Farmer & The Cowman" dance from Oklahoma!|
|Andy Moss shows the intricacies of unarmed stage combat to the Intensive students.|
|Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program Administrator Marc Astafan coaches a section of the students' original opera.|
|Principal Coach Michael Baitzer gives some advice on diction and vocal production.|
|Music Director John Baril works one-on-one with Chloe on her aria.|