For Immediate Release
February 18, 2014
HALIFAX OPERA FESTIVAL MARKS TEN YEARS OF OPERA EDUCATION IN THE HRM
HALIFAX, N.S. – Halifax Summer Opera Festival (HSOF) is celebrating its tenth year of accessible and contemporary approach to opera education that provides young singers with an affordable space to grow and perform. Over 80 singers from all over Canada and the U.S. are coming together to perform three main stage shows with five special concerts for an evening gala of opera excerpts starting July 21 to August 17, 2014.
“We believe roles in fully staged productions should be accessible to young singers as they approach the conclusion of their musical education or embark upon their professional careers”, says Board Member and Stage Director David Mosey. “We provide a safe and stimulating environment in which young singers can hone their performance skills and broaden their experience while working under realistic constraints.”
In 2005, Nina Scott-Stoddart and Tara Scott got together with nine young Canadian singers to present Cosi fan Tutte, the first production of the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop. Now, preparing for its tenth season, the workshop has seventeen fully staged operas under its belt. HSOF believes in opera that is readily available and meaningful to a contemporary audience. Hence, HSOF keeps ticket prices modest to provide a place for performers and audiences to enjoy the arts without the financial constraints.
For more information on performances, membership opportunities and tickets, please visit their website at http://halifaxsummeroperafestival.com/
Nina Scott-Stoddart Artistic Director
Halifax Summer Opera Festival