Fabbrica

 


 

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma launches an innovative ‘on-the-job-training’ programme for the main professional figures involved in the production of opera and musical theatre: composers, librettists, directors, set designers, costume designers, lighting designers, répétiteurs and singers.

Fabbrica (literally, the factory) is the first Young Artist Program that offers Italian and foreign new talents the chance to enter the world of theatre after their training in conservatoires and academies.
Participants will be able to enrich their own artistic and professional baggage through meetings with artists of the contemporary scene, auditions with agencies, rehearsals, lessons and many hours of practical and creative work alongside the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma guest artists.

Fabbrica will reward talent, and has no set age limits for potential participants. While we will take into account each candidate’s career to date, we will be especially interested in his or her potential. We will thus identify and set personal goals for each participant, so that the Fabbrica can help them achieve these.

The Fabbrica will exist in symbiosis with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and so the physical location will be the actual Theatre. Most of the students’ study and practical activities will be guided by guest artists of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Participants will take an active role in each production of the Theatre’s programme, acting, for instance, as assistants to the creative teams or as covers for the guest artists, or even actually performing a secondary role.

Fabbrica is a practical workshop: each composer will see his or her work staged by the directors and singers of the Young Artist Program. Each singer will receive a personal study programme, indicating the secondary roles he or she is expected to learn and the main roles to cover. Each pianist will be entrusted with a certain number of singers to guide and assist as they prepare for their assigned roles.

Fabbrica will be split over two years (January-July 2016 and January-July 2017). A maximum of 17 participants can be accepted for each biennial course: 1 composer, 1 librettist, 1 directors, 1 set designers, 1 costume designers, 1 lighting designers, 3 répétiteurs and 8 singers.

Fabbrica will be the only Young Artist Program of a theater that actually commissions and stages new operas to young composers. To enhance our heritage, costume designers will be asked to organize exhibitions of historical costumes, while set designers will study historical Teatro dell’Opera set designs. Throughout the program, all Fabbrica students will take part in the educational and promotional activities organized by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. At the end of the program, at least one opera will be entrusted to Fabbrica singers and direction team.

Salary range (January – July 2016 + January – July 2017) : 14000€

The Projects

NEW COMPOSITIONS
The Fabbrica will be the only Young Artist Program linked to an Opera House that actually commissions and stages new operas by young composers.
Each year, therefore, at least one opera will be staged, entirely composed and performed by the Fabbrica participants.

REPERTOIRE OPERAS
The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma programme will include the production of at least one opera entrusted to the young Fabbrica singers and directors.
But we will work not only for our performances in Rome, as we will bring the Fabbrica productions to other international theatres…

VALORIZATION OF THE TEATRO DELL’OPERA’S HERITAGE
The costume designers of the Fabbrica will be asked to organise exhibitions of historical costumes used by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Set designers will be involved in planning the reconstruction of historical Teatro dell’Opera di Roma set designs.

The Classes

CLASS 1: NEW MUSIC
In the New Music class a composer and a librettist will be expected to face one of the most exciting challenges of our time: to produce and to represent new operas.
No other Young Artist Program in the world offers such a practical chance to produce and encourage the music of tomorrow.

Program
Composers will be guided through the creation of a contemporary opera to be staged by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, involving the Fabbrica participants. The study program will also include workshops with leading international composers. Moreover, composers will have free access to all the activities of the Fabbrica and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Pre-requisites for admission
No age limits, the composers should send us a detailed CV and two compositions and, if possible, a file with an actual performance. If the music has yet to be performed, the full score will suffice.

LIBRETTISTS
Program
Librettists will be guided through the creation of a contemporary opera to be staged by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, involving the Fabbrica participants. Moreover, librettists will have free access to all the activities of the Fabbrica and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Pre-requisites for admission
Librettists should send us two of their own works falling within the following genres: opera librettos, poems, theatrical plays, stories, novels. The material can be sent in either Italian or English.

CLASS 2: STAGING
We select a director, a set designer, a costume designer and a lighting designer with the following two-fold purpose:
to offer participants the chance to get work alongside contemporary creative teams, acting as their production assistants.
to be guided through the creation of at least two new productions to be staged with the assistance of the other Fabbrica students.
The Fabbrica offers you the chance to learn from the experts and a stage to show yourself

DIRECTORS
Program
Directors will be guided through the creation of a contemporary opera and an opera to be staged at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at other theatres involving the Fabbrica participants. Directors will be required to act as assistants to the guest directors at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and are expected to attend all meetings between directors, set designers, costume designers and lighting designers organised at the Fabbrica.

Pre-requisites for admission
Applicants must have previous experience in direction (theatre, opera, cinema and/or video).
Selection will be based on the applicant’s CV, an appraisal of the works presented and an interview.

SET DESIGNERS
Program
Set designers will provide assistance to the technical department and assistance to the set construction laboratories. Set designers will be guided through the creation of a contemporary opera and an opera to be staged at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at other theatres involving the Fabbrica participants.
Set designers will be also required to act as assistants to the guest set designers of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and are expected to attend all meetings between directors, set designers, costume designers and lighting designers organised at the Fabbrica.

Pre-requisites for admission
Applicants must have previous experience in the field of set design.
Selection will be based on the applicant’s CV, an appraisal of the works presented and an interview.

COSTUME DESIGNERS
Program
Costume designers will be guided through the creation of a contemporary opera and an opera to be staged at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at other theatres involving the Fabbrica participants.
Costume designers will be required to act as assistants to the guest costume designers of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and are expected to attend all meetings between directors, set designers, costume designers and lighting designers organised at the Fabbrica.
Help in producing/adapting costumes. Creation of exhibitions on historical costumes used by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, to be installed in the Foyer or other areas within the Theatre.

Pre-requisites for admission
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a proper knowledge of history of costume and a proper understanding of sartorial techniques; they should also have work experience in the field of theatre.
Selection will be based on the applicant’s CV, an appraisal of the works presented and an interview.
LIGHTING DESIGNERS
Program
Lighting designers will be guided through the creation of a contemporary opera and an opera to be staged at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at other theatres involving the Fabbrica participants. Lighting designers will be required to act as assistants to the guest costume designers of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and are expected to attend all meetings between directors, set designers, costume designers, lighting designers and video makers/video projectionists organised at the Fabbrica.

Pre-requisites for admission
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a proper knowledge and/or experience in the field of lighting.
Selection will be based on the applicant’s CV, an appraisal of the works presented and an interview.

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SPONSOR FABBRICA


THANKS FOR SUPPORT

 


Maite Bulgari

Andrea Cappuccini

Antonello La Rocca

Associazione Roma per il Teatro dell’Opera di Roma




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