W. A. Mozart "Le Nozze di Figaro" Thessaloniki Concert Hall (January 2018)
Opera da Camera Oscura is a Pay-in Opera / Short- term Course with one purpose: High level Opera productions with a focus on professional videos for operatic artists.
Our productions come in the following forms:
Full operatic productions with orchestra, chorus and full staging in professional venues with a large audience (of minimum 450 people). The performances are professionally filmed. An extra day without audience, is offered to the singers- if needed- to film excerpts with several takes that may need corrections or improvement. During the extra day of filming, an opportunity to cast members with secondary roles is offered to sing excerpts of the main roles, in costume.
Operatic productions with piano. Full or semi stagings of operas with piano. Single camera recording of the performance with extra day for more detailed camera work without audience.
Filming of operatic excerpts - if possible, in costume and staging- with full orchestra or piano without audience.
COSTS Participation costs range depending on the size and prestige of the venue, the quality of the orchestra and chorus, the size and importance of the role, and the number of places available in the production.
PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICY One of the most important features of this form of production is that release forms from all participants including orchestra and chorus are guaranteed on the issue of property rights. All material will be free to use without any legal restrictions. However, because of the freedom around the use of the materials, very strict quality control will apply.
All types of projects are suitable for:
Professionals who need to debut an impotant role in a "safe" environment.
Professionals who require professional filming of a role to use for personal advertising.
Emerging artists looking to promote their work and need video material and stage experience.
Young artists with serious educational background needing to try out their repertory on stage.
Programmes for conductors can also be offered, however, conductors will have to undergo quality controls and training in order to participate.
Musical coaching is offered in two forms:
About 2 weeks before premiere for people who come prepared. Contractual obligations will apply and full video of role sung off book in advance will be required. (The video may be an amateur video.)
6 weeks before premiere for people who require assistance learning the role.
Currently we do not accept people who do not have their Bachelor’s degree (or conservatoire diploma) for main roles in the full productions. Student level artists are welcome to apply only for secondary roles, chorus and the smaller projects with piano or reduced orchestra.
Opera da Camera Oscura is an important experience platform of Hellenic Opera Corporation that is rapidly expanding internationally.