Have you ever wanted to have your story brought to life in an opera?
Langley Community Music School is producing a new opera, and we need stories! We are looking for young BC writers between the ages of 12 and 24. The winner(s) will have their story set to music by young composers and presented in performance in May 2015.
Shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to work with a renowned professional librettist/director in a workshop setting. Selected writers will work closely with the librettist to develop their story into an opera libretto. Please note: applicants must be prepared to attend the March 15, 2014, workshop at Langley Community Music School.
Stories should be about a socially relevant theme that is suitable for a family audience.
If you are inspired by this opportunity, please note the following deadlines:
March 6, 2014 **NOTE EXTENSION**
Expression of interest – cover letter including contact information and age, story outline and summary (250 word max.)
March 7, 2014
Shortlisted applicants notified
March 15, 2014
Workshop with shortlisted applicants
April 22, 2014
Story submission deadline (shortlisted candidates only)
April 30, 2014
Notification of selected writers/stories
May 1 – June 30, 2014
Selected writer(s) work with librettist to develop and complete libretto
Performances at Langley Community Music School during BC Youth Week
There will be a cash award presented to the selected writers.
Interested applicants should submit their Expression of Interest by email to: email@example.com with OperaTion Youth in the subject line or by mail to:
4899 207th St., Langley, BC V3A 2E4
Attn: OperaTion Youth
For more information please contact Marcel or Elizabeth Bergmann at 604-534-2848.