OperaOggiNY returns, in this its fifth season, with continuing advances. Last year we expanded our range of venues by taking Suor Angelica on tour into Putnam County with wonderfully exciting performances to very appreciative audiences. We will continue our tour this season in New Jersey, Connecticut and more in upstate New York. Meanwhile we have expanded our administration with a Core Singers program. With this new setup our core singers have become an integral force in the execution of our productions.
This season will see a number of projects unfold. Works by Massenet, Mozart, Rossini and a modern work will be produced. In addition to a new work we are also in the process of investigating the possibility of an overseas Summer Workshop. We will continue with our Apprentice Accompanist Program, affording a unique opportunity for those wanting to gain training, experience, and to begin a life working in opera. We offer pianists hands-on experience working with singers and training with our Artistic Director/Conductor and our Music Director/Pianist. We seek singers who understand one very important fact, that we are all stronger collectively than individually. We also seek performers who are dedicated to finding their best selves through challenging themselves as well as through sincere self-evaluation. We utilize every training method available and often invent new ones depending on individual singers' requirements. We are extremely serious about language, clear communication with our audience and we are deeply passionate about telling the story.
OperaOggiNY, founded in order to give singers more performance opportunities, begins its fourth season with a sense of the great opportunity that that this moment in time holds for all of us. Opera is changing, and we are part of that change. If you sense that you can thrive with our approach, one which goes "back to the beginning," we look forward to meeting with you. In us you will find a company which understand that opera continues to grow and evolve and whose decisions are based on a very clear understanding of what our beloved opera composers wanted from their performances. You will also find an artistic staff who will sincerely support your journey in expanding your talents and discovering new ones.