Developing Artist Program

 

Madame Rose Developing Artist Program

Mobile Opera Developing Artist Program

Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition

Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Young Artist Program

Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Resident Artist Program

 

 

Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition

Winners of the 2015 Competition: 2nd runner up, Katelyn Johnson, 1st runner up, Nathan Robert Abbott, and 2015 Winner of the Madame Rose Scholarship Competition, Alisha Rosa.

Winners of the 2015 Competition: 2nd runner up, Katelyn Johnson, 1st runner up, Nathan Robert Abbott, and 2015 Winner of the Madame Rose Scholarship Competition, Alisha Rosa.

For many years, the Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition was one of the leading competitions

for young singers in America, attracting competitors from across the United States.  When the competition closed several years ago, it was a great loss to Mobile Opera.  Beginning in January 2014, Mobile Opera  again offered this competition and the concurrent opportunity to sing before judges from regional opera companies.  The cash scholarship and prestige are important to the contestants, but the unique opportunity to simultaneously audition for casting agents is invaluable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madame Rose Palmai Tenser Young Artist Program

The Young Artist Program (YAP) provides area college and university students with an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of professional opera.  Auditions, at times announced by Mobile Opera, are free.  Selection is made by Mobile Opera’s Artistic Director and Chorus Master. YAP students perform in the Mobile Opera Chorus or in minor roles, working with professional singers and design artists.  “YAPPERS” also perform in gala and recital settings, Night of Song, and educational venues, allowing students a chance to hone their skills, seek advice, learn how an opera is produced, and obtain exposure and experience.  Mobile Opera provides a cash scholarship to the participants of $250 per semester.  YAPPERS are expected to participate in various programs of Mobile Opera consistent with their academic schedule.  Two to four students are selected for the Young Artist Program, one of whom is designated the Susan B. Gardberg Scholar.

 

Resident Artists on School Tour. Jack and the Beanstalk, 2015 (Andre Chiang, Tjaden Cox, Christopher Nelson)

Resident Artists on School Tour. Jack and the Beanstalk, 2015 (Andre Chiang, Tjaden Cox, Christopher Nelson)

Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Resident Artist Program

The Resident Artist Program is designed to train the next generation of opera singers by providing a “bridge” from the conservatory world to the professional stage. Selected by audition, these talented young singers join the company for a rigorous five-week residency and training program, during which they perform on the mainstage along with Mobile Opera’s renowned artists, cover principal roles, form the casts for programs that tour in schools throughout our community, and sing for numerous organizations and outreach events.  Through the RAP, we can deliver opera to thousands of people in our community each year.

Resident Artists Program allows us to reach parts of the community we’ve not been able to reach in the past. Our education and outreach programs have a dynamic edge and our artistic vision is accessible and meaningful.  Designed to bring opera to the broader community, the program is the cornerstone of Mobile Opera’s education and outreach programming. Three to four singers and one pianist are “in residence” in Mobile for five weeks in the Fall. They perform at numerous venues including schools, senior living facilities, and other civic and community organizations.