Ed has been invited to Delaware Valley Opera's Professional Artist Development Program where he will present Iago in Verdi's Otello.
WHAT I AM DOING!
This summer I will be traveling to New York City and upstate New York to perform the role Iago in Giuseppi Verdi's Otello as a Guest Artist with the Delaware Valley Opera. This is one of the most dramatic and demanding roles of the baritone repertoire and as such it must be approached with focus and care. Starting immediately, I will be coaching very closely with renowned soprano Heidi Klassen in Vancouver and with my very close friend and accompanist Miss WenWen Du. With their guidance, I will craft and polish this role in the coming six weeks to the point where I will be able to go to NYC and begin the real work of breathing life into this character.
On May 12, I will fly to New York City where I will be coached musically by Dr. Violetta Zabbi along with the rest of the cast. I will also receive diction coachings from Nico Castel, and dramatic coachings from Carol Castel. Then on June 2nd, the entire company will relocate to Narrowsburg, NY, where Dr. Nathaniel Leonard will present a workshop on Shakespeare. Six performances will be given in the Narrowsburg area; fully staged, with costumes, sets and orchestra from June 15th to the 24th. At the end of this production I will produce a DVD which will be used for marketing purposes and for personal growth so that I can become a stronger operatic artist.
Here is what Nico and Carol Castel had to say about our previous experiences working together: "My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Moran at Opera NUOVA in 2008 and 2009 where he performed and coached the roles of Alidoro in Cenerentola and Capulet in Romeo et Juliette and proved himself a very gifted, talented and dedicated young man. He has a beautiful baritone voice and the artistic instincts to have a serious career as a professional singer. He is a very special artist and deserves to be taken seriously."
WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
Performances as a guest artist are a very important for emerging opera singers to gain professional experience and to build a network of colleagues that are familiar with you and with your work ethic. The money donated here will be used for the purpose of producing publicity materials in the form of a DVD and sound recordings that will help push me into the next level of operatic work.
HOW IT WORKS
If you are not familiar with KICKSTARTER, here is how it works. It is pretty simple, really. You pick a support level and then KICKSTARTER will guide you through the process of providing your support. Then sit back and watch for updates from me on my progress from Vancouver and New York. I will be providing updates on a weekly basis. KICKSTARTER is an all-or-nothing campaign. If I do not reach my goal of $1500 you will not be charged. Simple as that.
Thanks so much for your support and have a great day! As an early reward if you would like to watch the entire music videos (of which two small clips were contained in the promo video at the top of this page) please click here:
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1 postcard sent from NYC highlighting the events and experiences of a day of participation in this program.Estimated delivery:
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The above reward plus a personalized recording of an aria sent to you via a private youtube link (that you can show off to all of your friends).Estimated delivery:
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Three postcards sent from NYC while participating in the project plus two personalized recordings of arias sent to you via a private youtube link (that you can show off to all of your friends).Estimated delivery:
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Ten postcards sent from NYC plus an autographed DVD and Program of highlights from this production of Verdi's Otello.Estimated delivery:
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25 postcards sent from NYC that will follow me from beginning to end of this program, three personalized recordings of arias sent via youtube, an autographed DVD and program of highlights from this production of Verdi's Otello.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above rewards plus a full recital dedicated in your favor live or via youtube depending on your location (30-45minutes). Plus two hand made ceramic mugs made to your specifications and desires (made by myself and my beautiful wife Jana :)Estimated delivery:
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