Opera Teens is a national initiative to empower high schoolers to pursue their interests in opera, share opera learning with others, and leverage the power of opera to serve local communities.

Florida Grand Opera is proud to be a company sponsor for the inaugural South Florida chapter of Opera Teens, “Forte Teens” (@ForteTeens). FGO supports its local Opera Teens as they pursue their interests in the opera industry, share opera learning with others and give back to their communities.

The lead Opera Teens contact at FGO is Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei, Director of Education and Community Engagement, who can be reached at (305) 403-3308 or rdiazfandrei@fgo.org.

Here are just a few of the FGO-exclusive perks for Opera Teens members:

– Attend closed rehearsals, masterclasses, and final dress rehearsals

– Receive private tours of performance venues, prop/scenery warehouses, and costume shop

– Receive mentorship from opera administration professionals

– Meet and interact with artists

– Complimentary access to a variety of FGO events and outreach performances

– Fun social events including themed opera movie nights, “sing-ins” of popular opera choruses, ice cream socials, and more

– Plus all additional benefits as outlined by OPERA America!

If you are, or someone you know is, a teenager interested in opera who is both willing to learn more and ready to be a part of a national movement, join Opera Teens and share the goodness of opera with your generation and beyond!

The Miami-based South Florida council meets approximately once to twice per month and is currently led by local high school seniors and junior Sebastian Rojas & Noelia Luna and Tiffany Dang, respectively.


2017–2018 SEASON BOARD

CEO: Tiffany Dang

Presidents: Noelia Luna & Sebastian Rojas

Secretary: Kacie Galarce

Historian: Farah Ritter


Send tweets to the following handles using hashtag #OperaTeens to join the conversation find out more, and get involved! @ForteTeens | @FGOpera | @OPERAAmerica

Additional information available at: www.operaamerica.org/OperaTeens operateens.tumblr.com


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