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Impact in the Community 

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Our FREE Summer Concert Series provides family friendly gateways to discover opera and helps develop our audience base. 

With more than a dozen free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio we also build awareness of or upcoming, grow our mailing list, and engage new audience members through spreading the word about our Free Student Ticket program and ticket giveaways to Main Stage productions.   
 
What is Main Stage Production experience like for our audience community? 
 
Scroll down for an insider's view of what goes into making an opera production
from the Fundraising, Creative Planning, Design & Production, Educational Partnerships, Community Outreach, Rehearsals and more... each stage of development engages our community in unique and meaningful ways!
 
Design Concept

Design Concept

Architect and Production Scenic Designer Richard Fleischman and COT Artistic Director Scott Skiba collaborating on the production design development

Fundraising

Fundraising

Andrea Anelli, Tosca and COT Executive Director performs at a TOSCA fundraising event hosted by Richard Fleischman at his beautiful Breezy Bluff Home. Opera is the most expensive art form to produce. COT continues a nine year track record of financial growth and needs your continued support! No amount is too small to make a positive difference!

Set Model

Set Model

Configured in this image for Act I in the Church - St. Andrea Delle Valle in Rome

Design & Production

Design & Production

Costume Sketch for Tosca's Act I Dress being built by Costume Designer Leah Muhlheim, Set Renders and Model By Richard Fleischman, Set Elevations by Technical Director Michael Grube

Act I Lighting Render

Act I Lighting Render

Lighting Designer Rob Wachala's rendering of the light and shadow play that will illuminate Richard Fleischman's stunning sets

Act 2 Lighting Render

Act 2 Lighting Render

Lighting Designer Rob Wachala's rendering of the light and shadow play that will illuminate Richard Fleischman's stunning sets

Set Construction

Set Construction

Technical Director Michael Grube hard at work realizing the designs and bringing the set to life!

Set Construction

Set Construction

Scenic Carpenters Bill and Paula Collister laying out the grand stair case unit stringer

Tosca Rehearsal Room

Tosca Rehearsal Room

Rehearsal set Up for Act II at the Masonic

I CAN Schools Children's Chorus

I CAN Schools Children's Chorus

Chorus Master Timothy Little working with ICAN Scholars in the Act I Children's Chorus during rehearsal at the Masonic Auditorium

COT Education Programming

COT Education Programming

Happy I CAN Scholar during rehearsal. COT is fostering the development of the audience members and artists of tomorrow through dynamic educational programming.

I CAN Schools Classroom Work

I CAN Schools Classroom Work

Stage Director Scott Skiba working with the ICAN scholars in the classroom at the University of Cleveland School to prepare for upcoming staging rehearsals as part of the COT residency program with I CAN Schools

Introductions

Introductions

First day of rehearsal meet and greet with the cast

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Opera in a bar? You bet! COT's Community Outreach performances build current audiences by bringing opera into the community increasing accessibility to opera in familiar and unconventional venues. This is from April 21 with our friends at The Happy Dog and Classical Revolution Cleveland. Flash mob Preview of Tosca with choristers rising in song from locations throughout the establishment to join the soloist Brian Keith Johnson (Scarpia) and Daniel Doty (Spoletta) in the Act I Te Deum Finale

Costume Fittings

Costume Fittings

ICAN Scholars being fit for their Tosca costumes during rehearsal time at the Masonic Auditorium.

Maestro at Work

Maestro at Work

Maestro Domenico Boyagian, COT Music Director working on language and music with the cast.

Act II Music Rehearsal

Act II Music Rehearsal

Lorenzo Salvagni, rehearsal pianist, Maestro Boyagian rehearsing with Andrea Anelli - Tosca, Brian Keith Johnson - Scarpia and Daniel Doty - Spoletta

Final Step...

Final Step...

What's next? Experience the power, the passion, and the drama of live opera! Buy your tickets for the performances to experience the culmination of this process.

The Audience Arrives

The Audience Arrives

Join the excitemen, participate as a Clevlenad Opera Theater Audience Member!

The Performance!

The Performance!

Production photo from Cleveland Opera Theater's 2015 spring main stage production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. This is the finale of Act I the "Te Deum" Scene featuring the children's chorus and ensemble cast including ICAN Schools Scholars

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