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Opera auditions: Florida Opera Theatre youth programs

An audition notice from Florida Opera Theatre:

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Robin Jensen joins Florida Opera Theatre

Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen, an Orlando Opera alum and a frequent collaborator at Mad Cow Theatre, is joining Florida Opera Theatre as its director of youth programs. Robin is also artistic director for UCF’s opera program and head of the music program at New School Preparatory Orlando.

Auditions for Florida Opera Theatre’s will be in late August. Watch here for more info on that as the time gets closer.

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Robin Stamper joins Florida Opera Theatre

Florida Opera Theatre, the organization formed to try to revive and promote opera in Central Florida, has named Robin Stamper as its music director. The group previously named Frank McClain as artistic director. Here’s more:

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Florida Opera Theatre awards scholarship

Thorsteinn Árbjörnsson, an Icelandic tenor who graduated from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, is this year’s winner of Florida Opera Theatre’s V.O.I.C.Experience Scholarship, which will enable him to continue his vocal studies. Here’s more from Florida Opera Theatre:

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Florida Opera Theatre offers scholarship

Florida Opera Theatre, an organization dedicated to furthering opera in Central Florida, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student to attend one of three programs: the Sherrill Milnes and Friends Summer Program in Tampa, a vocal training program for career-seeking artists or the Generation X Summer Youth Intensive.

Here’s more inf0, followed by ways to get in touch with Florida Opera Theatre:

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Sarah Purser chosen Orlando Idol


Sarah Purser

Sarah Purser, a graduate student in music at UCF, won Florida Opera Theatre’s Orlando Idol competition Sunday night at Trinity Prep.

Purser, 28, was selected by a panel of judges made up of soprano Susan Neves, jazz singer and bandleader Michael Andrew and Rudi Cleare, managing director of the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation.

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Vocal auditions: Orlando Idol competition

Here’s an audition notice from Florida Opera Theatre for its Orlando Idol contest:

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Frank McClain appointed to direct local opera group

Good news here: Frank McClain, who is well-known for directing both theater and opera in Orlando, has been named artistic director of Florida Opera Theatre, an Orlando group formed from members of Orlando Opera guild and others after the death of the Orlando Opera.

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Florida Opera Theatre schedules benefit

Florida Opera Theatre, a local group that’s trying to encourage the rebirth and growth of opera in the Orlando area (and to enjoy opera elsewhere), is supporting a benefit in early May to raise money for itself and for the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation. Here’s the word:

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