So You Want to Direct Some Opera...with Rose Freeman

Tue Apr 02 2024 at 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Mercury Store | Brooklyn

Mercury Store
Publisher/HostMercury Store
So You Want to Direct Some Opera...with Rose Freeman
Come and learn about the world of opera staging with renowned director Rose Freeman
About this Event

Opera is the collision of words, music and spectacle to tell stories full of big feelings and epic characters. This three hour introductory course on the art of directing opera will cover the logistics of staging opera, justifying music through staging, collaborating with singers and music directors, and telling the rich stories of opera. This workshop is designed for both singers interested in directing and theatre directors interested in opera.


Rose Freeman (zie/zir) is an award winning stage director, teacher, writer, and producer of theatre and opera. Freeman directed Third Eye Productions include The Consul, The Medium, Sumeida’s Song, Dark Sisters, With Blood With Ink, Stitch, Stitch/Witness, and Beowulf. Additional operatic stage direction credits include the revival production of Jason and the Argonauts at Chicago Lyric Opera, Viardot’s Cendrillon with City Lyric Opera, Strauss' Die Liebe Der Danae at Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Strauss’ die Fledermaus with Opera Mississippi, Stravinsky’s L'Historie Du Soldat, and Weber’s Der Freischütz. Zie has directed many plays, space generated theatrical events, burlesque events, nationally touring hiphop concerts, and workshops of new musicals and operas, including Jill Sobule and Krista Knight’s Crimson Lit. Zie once managed monster truck rallies and ran a sailboat company (not at the same time). Freeman wrote the musical, Chance the Snapper with Spicer Carr. Zie is a Founding Ensemble Member of Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, and Member Emeritus for the DirectorsLabChicago Steering Committee and NwAC. Freeman occasionally acts, including touring with Tetro di Viti. Freeman has spoken on the panels for National Opera Association, Chicago Theatre Symposium, and Opera America. Freeman is a recipient of the National Opera Association's 2020 JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship, Philadelphia’s 2022 Illuminate the Arts Grant, and served as a Directing Fellow for Wolf Trap Opera's 2020, 2021, and 2022 season as well as a Lead Artist at Mercury Store. Freeman is represented by Marvel Arts Management.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Mercury Store, 131 8th Street, Brooklyn, United States


USD 35.00

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