The Metropolitan Opera has several productions in their 2016/2017 season that include non singing children’s roles. Operas include: Tristan and Isolde, La Boheme, Idomeneo, Fidelio, Onegin, Hollander, and Cyrano. Many of the roles are for boys ages 6-10, with a few for girls ages 6-10. The children need to know how to follow musical cues, how to hold themselves on a professional stage, and how to conduct themselves in rehearsals.
International Ballet Institute is developing a ballet program for boys and girls that would prepare them to be eligible for consideration in the Met’s children’s chorus (non singing). The students will study the fundamentals of ballet technique and musical phrasing. They will learn and act out the stories from both the classical ballet repertory and opera repertory. The classes are a combination of athleticism, discipline, grace and drama, coupled with the study of the stories and history of the classical arts, all in a focused, nurturing and inspired atmosphere. Classes take place during after school hours at 106 Calyer St. in Greenpoint Brooklyn.
International Ballet Institute is a dance education center whose teaching methods combine the refinement of technique, strength, and artistry. The curriculum includes: daily ballet technique, pointe, acting for dancers, dance history, choreography composition, and rehearsals for regular student performances that are offered to the public.
For more information, or to be considered for the program please contact: