Michael Donovan

2015 Long Reach Summer Opera Intensive

Here are some cast photos from the 2015 Long Reach Summer Opera Intensive. Held in the early summer of 2015 in Toronto, this second annual workshop culminated in a staged performance of the 1st act of Kurt Weill’s opera Street Scene, featuring a cast of 16, at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto.

This program was founded by the sibling creative team of Anne-Marie Donovan and Michael Donovan. LRO offers training and performance experience for aspiring singer-actors wanting to further their skills over the summer (more info below).

Stay tuned for updates and audition dates for the 2016 Long-Reach Summer Intensive.

 

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Long Reach Summer Intensive Workshop

Dear Students,

After an exciting inaugural 2014 season featuring the staging of the 2nd act of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, the second annual Long Reach Summer Intensive Workshop will be held in Toronto this summer from May 25th till June 6th, 2015.

This year, we will be staging the entire 1st act of Kurt Weill’s opera Street Scene.

The workshop rehearsals and workshop performance will be held at a downtown Toronto location.

This large-ensemble stage work will allow each student to study a solo role. There is no chorus in this piece!

Michael Donovan is the music director, and Anne-Marie Donovan is the stage director.

The cost for this workshop is $650 per student.

If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Michael Donovan at 416 537 9055 or at michaeldonovan@schubertnow.ca

– Michael Donovan

LONG REACH OPERA WORKSHOP

Long Reach Opera Workshop places its focus squarely on the singer-actor. We work in an intimate, ensemble setting to develop rounded performers. As a workshop participant, you will have the opportunity to develop your stagecraft while immersing yourself in an opera role within an environment that is supportive, challenging and fun.

Together, we will explore: What is the work of a singer-actor? What is it to have performer energy? How do I build a role? What is it to share the stage with other performers? What is this opera about? Where does my character fit into the world of the opera?

Each day is divided into music rehearsals, piano coachings, staging rehearsals and ensemble training exercises. The workshop culminates in an informal presentation of the work-in-progress for invited guests.

What makes LROW unique?
LRWO is an intimate, in-depth opera immersion.
We focus on the performer – there is no big production.
We apply the training directly to learning a role.
We train rounded singer-actors.
We create an environment that is supportive, challenging and fun.

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Images from Long-Reach Summer Opera Intensive

Here are some photos from the inaugural Long-Reach Summer Opera Intensive held this past July in Toronto. This program was founded by the sibling creative team of Anne-Marie Donovan and Michael Donovan. LRO offers training and performance experience for aspiring singer-actors wanting to further their skills over the summer.

The 2014 workshop culminated in a performance at the Heliconian Club of Toronto, with a program including Act 2 from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and scenes from Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

Stay tuned for updates and audition dates for the 2015 Long-Reach Summer Intensive.

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