approaching it’s third season, WCO has cultivated an audience
interested in attending and watching “a piece of the process”.
They have found it not only interesting to see grand opera in it’s
unfinished state, but mesmerizing to be in such close physical proximity
to the kind of voices which usually only reach them in the balconies.
to perform in smaller more casual venues, WCO provides an unusually
intimate experience for both the singer and audience alike. It is nearly
unheard of to be able to hear great opera in a cozy setting. Starting
in California under the name Los Angeles Concert Opera, the company
began with Rigoletto and continued with Die Fledermaus
and Don Giovanni. After moving to Oregon, the first presentation
was a revival of Don Giovanni, followed by Hansel and Gretel.
WCO is planning on singing five scores a year, all sung in their original
language and cut only if there is a tradition in doing so.
you would be interested in more information about hosting a WCO performance
please contact project director Elizabeth Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s probably easier than you think and we can help with the details.