One Ounce Opera of Austin seeks an OPERA DIRECTION INTERN for the 3rd Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera, a fully-staged micro-opera showcase, under the mentorship of Stage Director Daniel Solon (bio below).
– as part of the mentorship, lead stage direction on one of the four micro-operas
– assistant director for three of the four micro-operas
– stage manager for tech week and performances
– work alongside the director, technical director, and producer to build/acquire physical production elements
– on behalf of the director, communicate with the cast and crew.
What we’re looking for:
– person with hands-on opera and/or musical theater direction experience
– ability to read a vocal/piano score
– excellent interpersonal skills
– excellent communication skills
– LIVES IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
– has reliable transportation.
The Opera Direction Internship begins remotely February 17th. Staging rehearsals begin March 17th, and are Sat & Sun, and Mon evenings thru April 1st. Rehearsals are in North Austin. Tech week is Apr 2-5, Performances Apr 6-8 at Museum of Human Achievement in East Austin.
To apply for the internship, please send cover letter, bio, resume, and provide email/phone for two references. Applications and any questions should be directed to One Ounce Opera at info at oneounceopera dot com, “INTERN” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply ASAP. This internship is volunteer-based.
Daniel Solon is a theatre maker and writer whose work has been performed across the US and the UK. As an undergrad, he attended the University of Texas, Austin and holds an MA from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and an MFA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, both in London. He is an alum of the Jerwood Opera Foundation Course at Aldeburgh Music.
Who is One Ounce Opera?
There is a movement to revitalize opera across the globe, but no one is doing it quite like One Ounce Opera (OOO). From premiering a Frankenstein-esque vaudevillian transgender operetta in a Hyde Park living room, to rogue bits of Verdi in a Red River club, One Ounce Opera presents opera as accessible, contemporary, and mainstream through thoughtful programming in non-traditional locations.
The company truly believes the classical voice is a timeless vehicle for powerful storytelling. OOO’s team of professional singing artists incubate, create, and produce opportunities to inject “ounces” of opera and classical references into the social consciousness, utilizing cross-genre collaborations, pop-culture references, a bit of improvisation, and the simple beauty of the human voice.
Founded in 2012 by Julie Fiore, the award-winning collective has been featured on KVUE, KMFA, KUTX, KOOP, KVRX; on Austin 360 and in the Austin Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, and TRIBEZA magazine; and performed as part of Beerthoven, EAST, Fusebox, SoundSpace at the Blanton, HONKTX!, SXSW, PRIDE Austin, and the Downtown Tree Lighting. OOO is a member of OperaAmerica and a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance.