Orchestral conducting graduate student and Queen City Chamber Opera founder Isaac Selya.

Orchestral conducting graduate student and Queen City Chamber Opera founder Isaac Selya.

We are pleased to report that Soapbox Cincinnati has profiled DMA candidate Isaac Selya, exploring his wok with Queen City Chamber Opera in a feature length article!

An outlet for emerging artists to advance their careers, Queen City Chamber Opera is supported in part by CCM’s ArtsWave Community Partnership grant. Selya explains, “CCM and conservatories in general are teaching musicians to be entrepreneurial, to create their own jobs. So they’ve been very supportive because this is the type of thing that creates more jobs for their graduates.”

You can read the full Soapbox Cincinnati feature here.

About Queen City Chamber Opera
Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) was founded in 2012 to advance the careers of emerging opera artists by giving them valuable professional engagements in fully-staged productions. As all the artists performing in QCCO productions are emerging professionals, the prevailing aesthetic is one of youth, relevance and vibrance. Many of our audience members are young people who are seeing opera for the first time and are eager to see their peers perform.

In addition, QCCO is proud to fill the niche of professional opera during the fall, spring and winter in Cincinnati, to complement Cincinnati Opera’s world-class offerings during the summer.

QCCO is unique among opera companies in the world in that our organization is structured with complete vertical integration in artistic preparation. This means that the Artistic Director and Assistant Conductor handle all aspects of artistic preparation: coaching singers, preparing printed parts and conducting rehearsals and performances. Not only does this cut costs, but it ensures a unity of artistic vision that is impossible in larger companies that have separate staffs for preparing singers, preparing orchestral parts and conducting.

For more information, visit queencitychamberopera.org.

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