ENGAGE Participate in opera clubs and productions
Opera Club - Opera lovers of all ages are welcome!
You've heard of book clubs--how about opera clubs? Cleveland Opera Theater's opera club is designed to bring audience members together for fun social gatherings around a chosen opera production. On the 2nd Monday of each month at 7p, the club gives the opportunity to hang out with fellow opera-heads and have a great discussion while enjoying some of Cleveland's foodie hot spots and local breweries!
Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 7p (*note this is the 3rd Monday due to Amahl and the Night Visitors' rehearsals) Anatolia Cafe, we will discuss Cleveland Opera Theater's production of Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors!
Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 7p Hofbräuhaus Cleveland, we will discuss Berg's Wozzeck (join us for the MET Live Broadcast at Silverspot Cinemas on January 11)
Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 7p Zanzibar Soul Fusion, we will discuss Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (join us for the MET Live Broadcast at Silverspot Cinemas on February 1!)
Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 7p Mama Santa's, we will discuss Handel's Agrippina (join us for the MET Live Broadcast at Silverspot Cinemas on February 29!)
Community Artist Program - Youth and Adult
Designed to spark interest in music and the arts, and to build a deeper sense of active community that is rooted in the creative art-making process.
An audition and interview process places community youth and adults in singing and acting roles in the ensemble and / or as members of the design and production crew for main stage productions according to their interests, experience, and skill-level.
Participants broaden their performance and artistic interpretation skills, and develop a unique understanding of the music, orchestration, plot, characters, libretto and design & production, as well as the use of operatic material in popular culture.
Participants then work alongside professional artists in rehearsals and main stage performances in the ensemble of mainstage performances.
Participation typically follows this schedule:
6 - 8 weeks prior to the mainstage production opening date Workshops meet Monday evenings
3 weeks prior to mainstage productions rehearsals meet Tuesday evenings and Saturdays in the late morning thru early evening
The week of the performance there is typically rehearsal every evening, which includes: Sunday Orchestra Rehearsal, Monday Tech Rehearsal, Tuesday Dress Rehearsal, Wednesday Final Dress Rehearsal, Friday Opening Performance 7:30pm, Sunday Closing Performance 3:00pm.
Detroit Shoreway Youth Chorus - in partnership with Near West Theatre
JOIN THE DETROIT SHOREWAY YOUTH CHORUS!
Registration Now Open!
Weekly rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm–5:30pm
Near West Theatre's FREE after-school program in partnership with Cleveland Opera Theater
Open to ages 8–14
No Audition Required
Community performances throughout the year
Share your gift! Sign up today!
Space is limited.
For registration & questions, contact Bailey Pfohl:
216.961.9750 ext.110 or