Making music in Mendocino

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Photo of the workshop group on a stroll through the Mendocino countryside after class

The group on a stroll after class

Imagine the freedom and power that comes from taking stage with true confidence. Picture reaching a new level of accomplishment as a singer and actor, one that moves you beyond your current limits to develop new facets of your talents and to explore opera, uninhibited.

Now imagine yourself somewhere designed to make that happen: the Redwoods Opera Workshop in beautiful Mendocino, California. Here is a program offering a dynamic, supportive and exciting atmosphere in the proximity of the Pacific ocean, redwoods and inspiring headlands where you have the opportunity to integrate the musical, theatrical and artistic elements of opera performance.

Limited to only 15 participants, the program offers an extraordinary level of personalized instruction and the opportunity to perform in this stunning and historic California coastal town.

The 2015 Workshop will run June 15 to June 25, 2017.

Performances will be held on Thursday, June 22, and Sunday, June 25.

What is needed by the applicants to apply

Deadline April 15

  • A $35 application fee (payable to Elizabeth Vrenios)
  • A résumé and list of scenes and role performed
  • A photograph
  • A CD, DVD or mp3 file of two contrasting arias in the original language.

Material should be sent to:

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios
6313 Valley Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

Download the brochure and application.