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Opera Theatre of Weston Prepares for Little Prince

Rutland Town Elementary students demonstrate their vocal skills for Opera Theatre of Weston.

Youth singers from Rutland Town Elementary School recently auditioned for Opera Theatre of Weston's "Young Apprentice Singers Program", a training studio for the opera company's "Opera for Kids" productions.

Over 25 singers, ages 6 through 14, impressed OTW vocal directors Nan Nall and Lise Messier with their enthusiastic and well-prepared solo vocal auditions. Many of the singers also displayed short dance sequences, responding to movement direction by OTW choreographer, Ashley Hensel-Browning.

The opera company is now preparing for its eleventh annual January production: "The Little Prince", featuring a youth chorus of 18 local singers and a number of dancers from The Springfield Dance Factory.

Opera Theatre of Weston, a professional company member of OPERA America, is a 501(c)3 non-profit or supported in part by grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; the Vermont Humanities Council, Stratton Foundation, the Vermont Country Store, Ben & Jerry's of Vermont Community Action, and the Horowitz Foundation.

For further information about OTW's "Opera for Kids" Programs and January performances of "The Little Prince", contact OTW at 824-3821 or by email at otw@sover.net.

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