Each summer, the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop (HSOW) produces two fully staged main stage opera productions with its Young Artist participants, with principal roles double cast to present four performances before live audiences.
While at the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, members of the program will learn alongside the Artist-In-Residence – a renowned operatic guest performer and teacher who presents recitals, conducts master classes and instructs participants on success in the opera art and industry.
As members of the workshop, Young Artists engage in daily Stage-Movement and Stage-Skills sessions, led by acclaimed artist-faculty. Each year, HSOW highlights a new Special-Topic Seminar – introducing a performance skill such as Stage Combat or Make-up for the Stage.
Summer 2023 marks an exciting return of the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop with new Artistic Director and Principal Stage Director, Dr. JJ Hudson, The Valerie Adams Professor of Opera at Georgia State University, and Music Director Maestro Rolando Salazar of The Atlanta Opera and Georgia State University Opera Theater.
“Highlights from The Marriage of Figaro” – Scenes
Incorozaione di Poppea
“A Celebration of Shakespeare” – Scenes
Dialouges of the Carmelites
Ballad of Baby Doe
“…endings…” Scenes featuring opera’s greatest finales!
Cosi Fan Tutte
La Nozze doi Figaro
“Seasonal Scenes” – A scene for all seasons!
Applicants acknowledge that, should they be accepted into the program, all tuition and fees must be paid in full by April 14, 2023. Participants who are not paid in full by April 14, will have their slot and housing canceled. For participant cancellations made after April 14, 2023, the full tuition and housing fee is incurred.
All fees are non-refundable.
Accepted participants will have the option to stay on campus for the duration of the program. Participants in the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop who choose on-campus housing will be housed in Georgia State University’s dorms.
Check-in: Sunday, May 28
Check-out: Monday, June 19
Housing prices will be announced Spring 2023. Housing must be paid in full at the time of registering.
Housing for the 3 week program includes:
Applicants should be prepared to fill out the application in its entirety once the application is started. The above list of requirements will be uploaded during the application.
All auditions will be heard through the online application. There will be no live auditions.
All participants must be 18 or older on or before the start of the program.
Vocal Participant Repertoire
Participants should have recordings of 3 performances. The recordings should be available online (YouTube, Dropbox, etc). Links to the recordings will be entered on the application.
Performance recordings are the participant’s choice. Arias or art songs are preferred. Aria selections do not need to be from the repertoire of the current year, although they can be.
Collaborative Pianist Intern Repertoire
Participants interested in a Collaborative Pianist internship should have an interest and experience in collaborative piano performance. Participants selected as a collaborative pianist will have their tuition waived, but will be responsible for their own housing.
Collaborative Pianist applicants will be asked to submit the following repertoire selections for the video audition:
- A short, solo piano piece
- “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Die Zauberflöte without a singer
- “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme without a singer
- Act 2 finale from Nozze di Figaro without singer
All accepted participants will be issued a Georgia State University Panther ID Card upon arrival, printed with your identification photo. The PantherCard issued is your key to most buildings on campus during your time at Georgia State. The photo should be “drivers license” style and must adhere to the following Georgia State University PantherCard photo requirements:
Photos that do not meet the above criteria will not be accepted. Participants will be asked to resubmit photos until an acceptable photo is received, which may result in delays receiving your Panther ID Card.
The application portal to the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop is now closed. The portal will reopen in the fall.