Young Opera Company Brings National Talent to Six Cleveland Area Stages this Summer

A summer of big voices and emerging opera stars of all ages are traveling to Lake County, Ohio from across the country to perform with extremely gifted local singers throughout the summer this year. The City of Mentor, Lawrence Upper School, Andrews Osborne Academy and Fairmont Center for the Arts are all working with Resonanz Opera to bring these performances to life in their communities.

“In our second season, we’ve had applications from 25 states and we accepted applications from VA, OH, IN,NY,NV, UT, ID,CA,PA,IL,TN. We quadrupled our enrollment in the Singing Artist Program and tripled our High School Internship attendance. We will have nine high school interns on our stage and program this summer from Willoughby South, Riverside, Mentor, Geneva, Lake Catholic, IStem Early College High School, and two high school singers are coming from Toledo and Sandusky! Resonanz is the only program in the country that allows high school voices to sing smaller roles, and not just chorus on the operatic stage alongside professional and emerging professional singers.” – Heidi Skok

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Resonanz Opera. All performances in Mentor will be free. Resonanz is donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales at the Lawrence Upper School Performances to their Tuition Assistance Program at Lawrence. The Season’s full schedule is listed below.

For more information contact or 440.290.8893

Double Billing Featuring: Act II of Tristan und Isolde (Richard Wagner) AND Act III of Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)

Double Billing Featuring: Suor Angelica (Giacomo Puccini) AND The Medium (Gian Carlo Menotti)

The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie)

Resonanz Opera at Wildwood:

Summer 2018 Concert Performances at The Wildwood Cultural Center 7645 Little Mountain Rd, Mentor, OH 44060

  • Wednesday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m.

About Resonanz

Established by Resonanz Opera for singers who want to bring their talent to the main-stage. Created by Metropolitan Opera veteran singer Heidi Skok, it is a performance-oriented training program that supports the development of opera singers at all stages of their career. Whether you need technical help on the stage or with your voice, or are a polished artist seeking respite to try a new role in a safe and supportive environment, Resonanz Opera champions your endeavors in a positive, nurturing atmosphere. Talented entry level high school students and emerging professionals study under and perform alongside established main-stage professionals all on one stage, together in a supportive atmosphere.

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