Tess's Fund for NY Lyric Opera and Russian Opera Workshop!
Organized by: Tess Klibanoff
This summer I've been invited to two distinguished programs, NY Lyric Opera Summer Program and Russian Opera Workshop. I need help funding both them, and could use all of the help I can get! I've done other summer programs in the past, and they are so crucial for young singers to get experience before they go into the professional world. I've had to pay for these programs in the past, but it is particularly difficult this year because I want to do both of them, and it would really mean a lot if someone could help me and my family out with the costs.
The first is NY Lyric Opera's Summer Program, which runs from June 3rd-July 1st. I will be playing Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni in the program's mainstage production with chamber orchestra on June 28th, 2016 at the National Opera Center. I will be covering the role of Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème to be performed at the National Opera Center on June 21st, 2016. I will sing in a German Aria/Lieder concert at the National Opera Center on June 21st, 2016. In addition, I will play the role of Manon Massenet's Manon in the Act IV Quartet at Lincoln Center on June 24th, and singing in the Mozart's Die Fledermaus Act II Scene at Carnegie Hall on June 30th. The total tuition for this program is $2,654.99, not including housing or food.
The second program is Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia, running from July 11th-August 4th. Performances are at the Helen Corning Warder Theatre at AVA. The opera to be performed will be Tchaikovsky's Mazepa. This program will consist of coachings on opera material, master classes on standard repertoire, and daily Russian classes. I've been invited to be in the ensemble of Mazepa as well as cover the lead soprano role of Mariya. The cost of this program is $2,550.00, not including housing or food.
I am hoping to fund her expenses for the programs with a combined cost of $5,204.00. I am setting my goal at $6,000.00 because the tuition does not cover travel expenses, housing, or food costs.