Savanna Performing With Opera Australia

Middle School teacher and Voice Tutor, Savanna Griechen is appearing in the upcoming Opera Australia’s performance of Wagner’s, The Ring Cycle. screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-12-34-07-pm

The story based on Nordic Mythology centres around a ring that the characters are trying to possess. It’s a story that was written long before Lord of the Rings.

Performances are at The Art Centre, which Savanna says is one of the venues she’s always wanted to perform in.

20161028_140058The first show is on 19 November and the performances go for 6 hours and 40 minutes. There are five shows and they are being performed on a 360 degree rotating stage. People fly from all over the world to see the Ring Cycle.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to gain extra experience and work with world class singers and conductors,” says Savanna, who is working with a full time opera chorus. “Once you have done a show with Opera Australia they keep you in mind for other productions.”

img_3142Savanna also says it has been great to network with other singers, particularly discovering that some were from the Macedon Ranges.

Since Savanna received her contract in May she has had 10 to 15 rehearsals in Melbourne at venues like the Docklands Studio where feature films in Melbourne are made.

Savanna says she couldn’t have taken the role without the support of Braemar College principal, Russell Deer, Senior staff and her colleagues in the Music Department.

Being part of the Opera Australia production will give her extra experience and skills to bring back to the College to help students interested in following a performance career path.

More information about the Opera Australia shows is available here.

 

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