Rocky performers to hit big stage through Project Puccini
OPERA Queensland today announced Rockhampton would be one of eight regional communities involved in a world-first project that will give nearly 400 everyday people the opportunity to perform in the chorus of a brand new production of La bohème.
'Project Puccini' is a hugely ambitious $1.9 million initiative, which will train 48 Queenslanders in each participating region to sing and act alongside OperaQ's principal artists and Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians in a professionally staged opera.
Auditions for Rockhampton adults and children to become a part of the 'Pilbeam Chorus' will be held from 11 to 13 April 2014. Successful chorus members will then take part in a 10-week development program before performing in La bohème at The Pilbeam Theatre on 23 August.
OperaQ will employ a local chorus master and rehearsal coordinator, and work with The Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton Regional Council and local sponsors to ensure the highest standard of performance and personal development opportunities for budding local artists.