Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program is a company with an emphasis in three areas of performance:
1. Opera Workshop involves 40 hours of training with theater games and improvisation in addition to staging operatic scenes culminating in an Opera Scenes Concert (November 17, 2013 at Mountain Theater in Ashland). The purpose of the workshop is to help emerging opera singers develop musical and theatrical tools essential to create and build a character for performance.
2. Our Vocal Competition was created to recognize and encourage promising young operatic talent, and is held January in San Francisco, California. Cash prizes for the three winners total $5,000. The first place winner presents a recital in southern Oregon in the spring.
3. The chamber opera The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten will be presented March 7, 8 and 9, 2014 at Camelot Theater.
The emphasis of Brava! Opera Theater and Young Artist Program is on the choreographed emotional duet created in opera between music and theater.
Our mission is to train the complete singer/actor, recognize and showcase young operatic talent and present high quality concerts and professional chamber operas.