Chasing A Precedent
Supervising/Contributing Composer - Danielle Post
Librettists and Composers
Chip Carnes, Male High School
Jason Cook, Jeffersontown High School
Mera Kathryn Corlett, Presentation Academy
Christina Davis, Jefferson County High School
Katie Dixon, Jeffersontown High School
Darren English, Mary Ryan Academy
Michelle Henry, Presentation Academy
Jerika Jones, Ballard High School
Jared Trudel, North Oldham High School
Ilona Limonta Volkova, DuPont Manual High School
CHASING A PRECEDENT was collaboration between Kentucky Opera and The University of Louisville School of Music Opera Theatre.
Music Director - Kimcherie Lloyd
Stage Director - Michael Ramach
Stage Manager - Richard Blanton
Keyboards/Rehearsal pianist - Cary Cobb
Set Design - Miles Ray
Costume Design - Suzanne Stone & Hilda Carr
Properties Master - Alice Baldwin
Lighting Design - Kevin Ramach
Helen Thomas - Korin Kormick
Young Helen - Rachel Clark
Reporter / Editor - Corey Logsdon
JFK / Guest - Jason Mallory
Teacher / Reporter - Rebecca von Kamp
Louisville Youth Choir Members: Jesse Barfield, Aurelia Fenouil, Erin Heckmann, Jacob Hein, Brandon Horrar, Mary-Hollis Hundley, Austin Linton, Madalyn Mentor, Claire Mosley, Meghan Patrick, Lynnette Simpson, and Andrew Thomas
Sarah Elizabeth Patrick
At a gala event, Helen Thomas reminisces on her life and career as a pioneering woman in the field of journalism.
VISIONS is an exciting program for young people interested in working together on the creation of a musical tribute honoring an inspirational person. Using a hands-on approach to creating original opera, students learn about opera along with other art forms like films and musicals that successfully combine music with words. Guided by theater, music, and playwriting consultants, as well as a resident supervising composer, students take the lead in generating a libretto (story) and the corresponding music. Research will be an important component of the workshop as students study the honoree's life while developing their script. This workshop is a remarkable opportunity for high school students to gain important life skills such as cooperation and compromise as they collaborate on an original creation. They will also gain a greater understanding of outstanding character traits that are demonstrated by an inspirational person--character traits that they may choose to emulate throughout their own lives.
Deadline for Application: June 1, 2005
Kentucky Opera and the University of Louisville School of Music would like to thank the following sponsors of the VISIONS program.