Making music in Mendocino

Singing beautiful opera in the forest…

I had a fantastic experience learning the opening of Hansel and Gretel this past summer. Within a period of 6 days, we learned music and staging, all thanks to dedication and help of the coaches at RO. I’ve never been so immersed in a character for such a short amount of time! It was very helpful and unlike any other rehearsal experience I’ve had to be challenged in that way.

That moment when we realized we were in the Californian redwoods forest, singing beautiful opera, with some of the best friends we will make in a lifetime. Here’s to our futures.

Gabriella Carrilo, ROW 2013 Participant