L'opéra créatif (Creative Opera) - 2nd International Workshop in Créon (France)

This experimental, cultural, artistic, professional and human meeting is a preliminary step to the Delta Ensemble's great European project for the next decade: to gather a team of artists from every horizon, for which the score of Jean-Paul G Noguès's next opera ([Meta]morphosis) will be tailor-made. This workshop offers, at the same time as potential professional job opportunities related to the Delta Ensemble's artistic project, the chance of a rewarding step of training and professionalization. Indeed, the set up pedagogical objectives, means, and staff are those of a true professional training in terms of role preparation and stage performance. The status of each participant will be adapted according to her/his specific profile (participant, guest artist or coach).

>> Opera singers (male/female of all tessitura) - applications will be received until 31st March 2012.
2 days of introduction and work with the composer will be scheduled in April, by appointment (with one or two singers) (*). At the end of this meeting, the composer will write a dedicated score and a tailor-made role for each singer (who will possibly be able to choose the text and the sung language) . During the workshop, the arias will be auditioned, worked again, staged, shot in video then performed for an audience with all or a part of the gathered instrumental line-up. Each will also be able to present and record an aria of her/his choice.

>> Classical musicians: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass and percussions...
The workshop does not consist in a simple work of accompaniment. The instrumental scores, written like true roles, will also be tailor-composed according to the musicians' personalities and techniques. An individual work of preparation is planned, in close connection with the composer. We can also schedule several preparatory auditions-meetings in April and June (*).

>> Multi-media artists: stage directors - film-makers - cameramen - lighting engineers - film editors - visual artists - set designers - costume designers etc. 
Don't hesitate to contact us, if you want to take part in this adventure. (See below: A message to multi-media artists).

(*) in Bordeaux, or if necessary in Paris (or elsewhere in Europe) according to the participants' geographical origin.

Multi-media Bonus : An individual multimedia presentation will be offered to all participants including auditioning, stage performance, interviews, photos, CV... The presentation will be published on a specially created web page and on other networks for professional promotion. All the material produced will be given to the participants.

Public presentation : July 13, 2012 - Espace culturel de Créon.

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