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“How wonderful it was to get to learn and perform the role of Elvira in I Puritani in a quick week with OCB. With the excellent guidance of Jay Meetze I was able to sing through the role in public in a beautiful space with fantastic colleagues. OCB has quite a loyal following of people who understand that ART needs to be supported…that young artists need an audience to sing to…that beautiful art is created in a fun, casual and approachable environment at OCB!” -Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano (OCB Guest Artist)

Our Resident Artist Program (RAP), a training program for talented singers, pianists, coaches and conductors. RAP members receive the instruction, coaching and performance experience they need. Together, we bring affordable opera to unusual venues and new young audiences. Most roles for the season are cast directly from our RAP. In addition, all accepted RAP artists receive a $200 yearly honorarium. Rehearsals are in the evenings and on weekends. Individual coachings are during the day and some evenings. THE STUDIO provides artists an opportunity to run-thru a variety of complete operas, on-book, with singers, pianist and conductor. Artists selected to participate are automatically considered for roles with OCB. Without the pressure of being under the microscope of an audience, THE STUDIO is held behind closed doors. Based on size of role, the participation fee ranges from $50 to $100.

GUEST ARTISTS are unpaid artists who perform with major companies. OCB has helped several by giving them their NYC debut, press and agents.

 

We’re excited to announce the brand-new appointment of internationally acclaimed conductor Maestro Jay Meetze as Music Director and Conductor of The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival’s upcoming 2014 Season consisting of the bold and unique Double Bill PAGLIACCI/DIE POLNISCHE HOCHZEIT – the latter, by “Holocaust Composer” Joseph Beer’s pre-war “blockbuster”!!

 

CLICK TO VISIT THEIR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN - SINGERS WANTED: Full lyric/spinto tenors, lyric baritones & bass baritones. Click here to email Ms. Beatrice Beer for details.

 

AUDITION, BLOW US AWAY & STAR WITH OCB! CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A SEPTEMBER 4 AUDITION

 

Upcoming proposed TWO SEASONS: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Amelia Goes to the Ball, Attila, Ballad of Baby Doe, Billy Budd, Elektra, Falstaff, Fidelio, La Fille du Regiment, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, L’Italiana in Algeri, Nabucco, Oberon, The Rakes Progress, La Rondine, Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka, Salome, The Saint of Bleeker Street, The Telephone, Trouble in Tahiti, La Traviata.
We return to our popular BYOB Opera Series, in addition to Don Giovanni on October 1 at Barnard College. Fidelio will November-early December.  Click here for an audition on July 25. Click here for an audition on August 31.

OCB’S BETTER THAN EVER! Our singers, many who had their NYC debut with us, have since performed lead roles with the Metropolitan Opera, the former New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Scala, NY Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, etc. They love to return to OCB to try out or polish roles without all the pressure. 

HAVE A GREAT AUDITION AND STAR WITH OCB – WE WILL SCHEDULE AN OPERA ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!

Upcoming proposed TWO SEASONS:
Amahl and the Night Visitors, Amelia Goes to the Ball, Attila, Ballad of Baby Doe, Billy Budd, Elektra, Falstaff, Fidelio, La Fille du Regiment, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, L’Italiana in Algeri, Nabucco, Oberon, The Rakes Progress, La Rondine, Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka, Salome, The Saint of Bleeker Street, The Telephone, Trouble in Tahiti, La Traviata.
We start the season with Don Giovanni on October 1 at Barnard College. We return to our popular BYOB Opera Series with Fidelio November-early December. More productions, dates and venues will be announced soon.
Click here for an audition on September 4.
Click here for an audition on August 31.
Click here for an audition on July 25.
OCB Auditions: please follow 4 steps: 1) email your 100 word artist biography & 1 page resume, 2) complete the OCB Audition Form below, 3) pay $35 audition/application fee below and 4) sign up above to audition on July 25, August 31 or September 4. Our distinguished artists are selected on technique, musicality, languages and overall artistry. We will announce other future audition dates later. Please send payment to OCB, 33 Indian Rd, 1G, NY, NY 10034.

There are no refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation; we look forward to your audition!

Important info:  Be sure to include payment to secure an audition date and time.  Should you cancel or not show up for your scheduled audition, you will be required to re-register and repay to audition.

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

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Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

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