The value of WOCo to Emerging Artists
We are 72% funded! Thank you so much to all our lovely backers - we are truly grateful. But with just over £500 to go before 8pm on Thursday there is still a little way to go. As you know unless we reach our target of £2,000 before that time we don't receive any funding through Kickstarter.
WOCo Emerging Artists receive mentoring to have the experience of preparing for and staging an opera in a supportive company environment at an early stage in their professional careers. This is what some of the cast said of last year's experience of the Magic Flute,
‘It was really great as the flute player in The Magic Flute to talk to the singers and work out together how to coordinate the action on stage with what I was playing. This close contact between instrumentalists and singers is an opportunity that I have not experienced when working for other productions.’ Ami Lodge, Flautist
‘I cannot thank the team enough for a wonderful (and too short) time spent with them. It was truly fantastic! It has been incredibly beneficial for me to have this first exposure to singing and acting with orchestra in front of very large audiences. It was also a real privilege to work with such talented and interesting people.’ Dominic Bevan, Tamino
‘WOCo 2017 has been a fantastic experience far beyond my expectations. I have grown as an artist and had the opportunity to work with a brilliant team as well as talented, generous colleagues. I could not imagine a more ideal situation to have prepared and performed my first Papageno. I sincerely hope I can return one day!’ Ed Jowle, Papageno
And the experience for audience members is also compelling as one said,
I wanted to write to say thank you to you and the company as we were at Panloy last night to see the Magic Flute. Some really lovely voices in a beautiful place. You have, I think some very talented people and my wife and I are so pleased we found out about it and came along. Thanks again and our very best wishes for the future of the company.’
So please share the campaign link with your contacts and thank you for helping WOCo to continue to provide a valued and engaging experience for Emerging Artists and audiences alike.