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Getting started - updated guide
Getting Started - some tips
Here some tips for you who want to put your personal stamp on a full scale opera.
In Opera by You community we are creating a live opera in online community. The Opera is called Free Will and it’s original synopsis is written by Italian Graziano Gallo. This libretto was chosen from about a hundred suggestions by the Opera By You community and a group of operatives.
The opera itself will be seen at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in summer 2012.
You don’t have to be the next Mozart to participate. Every single idea, opinion, question, phrase, thumb up and tune is appreciated.
Join us, make an effort, win a trip to Savonlinna Opera Festival. Everyone taking part in creating Opera By You has a chance to win a trip to Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland. Been there? If yes, you know why this is the best prize ever. And if not, then hey, don’t miss it! Great opera, scenic Lakeland Saimaa and a medieval castle as a stage, beautiful Finnish summer nature, cup of coffee at the Savonlinna market square.
Here’s tips on how to contribute. It’s easy. Drop a word or two if you like, or really dig into it and give it your heart’s worth.
In creating an opera there are basically four phases. In brackets the timelines and deadlines:
1) the plot = synopsis (by June 2011) - find attached the latest version with Acts and Scenes.
At the moment we have already finalized the script, stage sets design, costume design and composing. But we have still lot to do with stage direction and marketing planning.
THE MUSIC - COMPOSING
THE VISUAL SET UP - VISUALIZING
Find the final stage sets here
Find the final costumes here
In visual design and stage direction there will soon come some new tasks. Stay tuned!
THE SLOGAN, VISUAL IMAGE AND MARKETING of FREE WILL
We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!And if you have any questions, feel free to contact myself or the other operatives of this project, Iida Hämeen-Anttila (writing), Markus Fagerudd (composing), Samuli Laine (visual designer), Jere Erkkilä (stage director), Juki Pohjolainen (head of production) and Essi Palo (head of wardrobe).
As the production leader of Opera By You I’m also more than happy to help.