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First directorial effort from YSM faculty member Janna Baty wins award

October 29, 2014
A rehearsal with Opera Theatre of Yale College

A rehearsal with Opera Theatre of Yale College

The Opera Theatre of Yale College (OTYC) has been named the second-place winner in the 2014 American Prize in Opera Performance, university division.

Their winning production of Le Nozze di Figaro was directed by YSM faculty member Janna Baty, the faculty adviser for OTYC.

Beau Gabriel ’14BA conducted the production, which was set in Edwardian England.

OTYC collaborated with the Tiny Baroque Orchestra of Pierson College for the production. They performed Mozart’s score in 18th-century historically-informed style, using gut strings and period vocal ornamentation.

The Opera Theatre of Yale College (OTYC) is the undergraduate opera company of Yale University, a unique learning laboratory for young artists and administrators. Its goal is to provide undergraduates with the chance to perform, produce, and enjoy opera presented by their peers. Because the organization is entirely student-run, each show offers members the opportunity to learn firsthand the mechanics not only of an opera, but of an opera production, from start to finish. This immersive extra-curricular experience prepares young artists and administrators for professional life after Yale.

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