Resonanz Opera at The Fine Arts Association

Resonanz Opera is a national summer opera company that produces mainstage productions and hosts a Singing Artists Program that is based upon a standard Young Artist Program without the age limit. Resonanz is centered upon a holistic approach in partnership with Blue Sky Yoga and Wellness, seeking to unify the Mind Body Voice connection.

Founded in 2009 by mezzo-soprano and Metropolitan Opera veteran Heidi Skok, Resonanz at that time produced a three-week Young Artist Festival for singers at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Today, Resonanz Opera is championing high quality opera singing on a national level with no age limit. In addition, Resonanz Opera is developing the Singing Artist through a per-artist customized program, working alongside the mainstage Louise Davis Savage Festival productions.

Resonanz Opera is in residence at The Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, Ohio. FAA is partnering with Resonanz Opera to help support the local end of Resonanz Opera.


Performances

La Voix Perdue- The Lost Voice

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April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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Tier 1: $50 • Tier 2: $30 • Tier 3: $20
The $50 ticket includes a post-performance reception with encore performances.

Canadian composer Peter Skoggard's operatic monologue composed for and featuring Canadian soprano Bridget Hogan with narration by Michael Vitovich.

"What if silence is real.....and we are only the songs that dreamers sing?" Skoggard's opera explores the life of a former operatic diva who has withdrawn from public life.  Told in the style of an interview for a major paper, the diva recounts the psychological journey that, in the end, cost her her greatest treasure,...her voice.  Sung in English. Read review. Get an inside peek.

The Corning Auditorium

 


Before Breakfast

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August 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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By American composer Thomas Pasatieri, inspired by the play by Eugene O'Neill. The esteemed soprano Jennifer Cresswell will perform this one-woman opera accompanied at the piano by the singular Kathleen Kelly of the Metropolitan Opera.

Charlotte, who "is in her early forties but looks sixty," prepares breakfast for her husband, the unseen Alfred, while she recalls their married life in a litany of accusations, from alcoholism and indolence to arrogance and infidelity.  Sung in English.

The Corning Auditorium

 


L’Enfant et les Sortileges-
The Child and the Enchantments

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August 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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$25/adults; $23/seniors and students ages 11 and over; $15/children ages 10 and under

By Maurice Ravel.  Directed by Timothy Nelson. Conductor:  Ben Malkevitch.

This play will be performed by the Resonanz Singing Artists Festival singers for a special audience of our local school children (dates TBD) as well as one evening for the general public.

After being scolded by his mother in the beginning of the opera, a rude child throws a tantrum destroying the room around him.  He is then surprised to find that the unhappy objects in his room come to life.  The furniture and decorations begin to talk; even his homework takes shape as it becomes an old man.  Sung in English.

The Corning Auditorium

 


Dialogues of the Carmelites

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August 25 & 26, 2017
@ 7:30 pm
August 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

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Tier 1: $70 • Tier 2: $50 • Tier 3: $20

By Francis Poulenc, this is the most powerful fictionalized version of the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, Carmelite nuns who in 1794 in the midst of the French Revolution, were guillotined in Paris for refusing to renounce their vocation.  A most powerful dramatic telling of this amazing story, told by the nuns in twelve scenes, and sung in English. Directed by Timothy Nelson.  Conductor:  Ben Malkevitch.

The Corning Auditorium

 


Brief Overview of The Resonanz 2017 Opera Festivals

The Louise Davis Savage 2017 Mainstage Opera Festival

The Louise Davis Savage (LDS) Opera Festival will showcase one major production, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. Artists will be in residence at Fine Arts from August 14-27. The opera will be sung in English. The dates of the three performances are: August 25 and 26th (both at 7:30 pm) and August 27th (at 2:00 pm).

Credits:
Directed by: Tracy Marie Koch, Co-artistic Director of MIO (Midwest Institute of Opera)
Conducted by: John Koch, Co-artistic Director of MIO (Midwest Institute of Opera)
Production of: Midwest Institute of Opera

2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Opera Festival

The Singing Artists Festival, a tuition based program, was established by Resonanz Opera for singers who want to grow in their artistry as an opera singer.  This program helps support the development of aspiring opera singers at all stages of their career. The Festival will also unite the national scene and local talent with the Singing Artists and esteemed teachers, from the Cleveland area and nationally. Singing Artists will receive coaching, voice instruction, masterclasses, yoga, yoga tune-up, and mindfulness.

Additionally, Singing Artists will perform in the smaller roles of the mainstage production of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, in the chorus, and they will cover the bigger roles. Between 12 and 14 singers are being selected from our auditions to attend the Singing Artists Festival's full program.

The 2017 Resonanz Singing Artists Festival singers will also perform in their own production, L'Enfants et les Sortileges by Maurice Ravel, also directed by Tracy Marie Koch. This will be performed for a special audience of our local school children as well as one evening for the general public on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Before Breakfast, by American composer Thomas Pasatieri, will be performed Friday, August 11th at 7:30 pm. The esteemed soprano Jennifer Cresswell will perform this one woman opera accompanied at the piano by the singular Kathleen Kelly of the Metropolitan Opera. On Saturday August 12th, Ms. Kelly will also present a Masterclass from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Contact Resonanz Opera Today

Resonanz Opera in residence at The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave, Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 290-8893 Resonanz (Office)
(917) 974-0258 Resonanz (Mobile)
E-mail:  info@resonanzopera.org