Opera Scouts at Opera America Conference!
Opera America, the National service organization for opera hosted its annual conference in San Francisco this year, and for the first time teens from around the country converged to participate! Earlier this month five Opera Teens came to San Francisco from Miami, Portland (Maine), Los Angeles, and D.C. and were met by eight of our own Opera Scouts who served as hosts for the conference. The Teens and Scouts attended sessions on Examining Traditions, Exploring Business Innovation, and Deepening Civic Practice as well as break-out sessions on keeping opera relevant and artists in the community. Additionally they had their own session and roundtable in which they introduced their home councils and troupes, and gave reports about the state of the art. Ever polished, articulate, and passionate, these young artists spoke about their goals, dreams, and plans for musical futures. They attended the dress rehearsal of Rusalka at SF Opera, and got a chance to experience San Francisco. A perfect meeting!