Experience the world premiere of THRIVER, a new opera by American composer Michael Ching. Written specifically for adolescent voices, these performances are the culmination of OPERAtunity, an intensive fourteen-day college level vocal workshop sponsored by Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert and undertaken by talented high school singers who aspire to explore a career in classical music.
Inspired by suggestions from past workshop participants, THRIVER shows characters literally battling depression. An ensemble piece, the opera shares the leading role between four singers, young people who ultimately begin to overcome their depression and thrive. Audiences will be moved by powerful performances and an eclectic style that moves from opera, to musical theater, to pop and back.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.