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CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Opera at Hidden Valley

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Program #20875RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for Sep 20 — Sep 23, 2013

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day One: Friday, September 20 - Check-in/Welcome Dinner
Afternoon: 2:00 - 5:00 PM: Check-in; 5:00 PM: Wine, Juice, & Cheese Reception in the Fireside Room.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Welcome Dinner served buffet style followed by Orientation.

Evening: 7:30 pm Introduction to the opera. This evening's orientation includes a description of the work itself and the tremendous amount of organization necessary to produce it. The Production/Stage manager allows us to see, through the eyes of the chief artistic and technical orgainzer, the complicated challenge of keeping the artistic goals in sight while pulling together the efforts of nearly 75 production personnel. There will be time for questions and observations.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day Two: Saturday, September 21 - In-depth discussion with Music Director/Conductor...
In-depth discussion with Music Director/Conductor. Field trip of the highlights of the Monterey/Carmel area. Later, the singers share an inside view about their roles in the performance and the pursuit of a musical career.

Breakfast: 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM:The Music Director/Conductor discusses the enormous task of unifying the musical efforts of dozens of wonderfully talented singers and instrumentalists into a focused and powerful musical event. Understanding the way in which the music speaks when the language cannot and then using that to forward the artistic esperience for the audience is the magic of opera. Here is a chance to see the challenges and the opportunities and decisions musical leadership must make.

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Fresh vegetables & sandwich makings served buffet style.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM Field Trip: Highlight tour of the Carmel/Monterey area.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:30 PM:7:00 PM: And now the singers. From among America's top vocal and theatre talent, these performers will share with us an inside view of what it means to pursue a musical career as a singer today. The hopes, the artistic responsibilities, the challenges of being in a "rarified" field. Each singer will also speak about the particular role we saw them perform and explain the process of developing that role.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day Three: Sunday, September 22 - Director/Designer & Lighting Designer explain abo...
Director/Designer & Lighting Designer explain about the challenges & development of the production. Performance plus a discussion with cast, director, & designer.

Breakfast: 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: The Director/Designer and the Lighting Designer of this production, share with us the challenges of developing a production concept and seeing to it that that concept is carried into what we see on stage and what the singers do to tell the story with artistic integrity and high entertainment value. We have the opportunity to see original concept drawings, share ideas about the meanings and ideas presented by the work, and begin to understand what to look and listen for in the afternoon's performance. The use of lighting, projections, and some sophisicated technologies to create the feeling of the work are discussed by the Lighting Designer.

Lunch: 12:00 PM Lunch

Afternoon: 2:30 PM Performance. Reception follows.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:30 PM: Performance Reflections with singers, director, designer.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Monday, September 23 -
Breakfast: 8:30 AM Breakfast & Farewell.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Carmel Valley, CA
Allen Knight Maritime MuseumNear Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf
Art GalleriesOver 35 art galleries in Carmel.
Cannery RowThis street, once the home of the sardine canneries from JohnSteinbeck's "Cannery Row," now houses restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Carmel MissionVisit the historic Carmel Missionestablished by Father Junipero Serra.
Colton HallA Museum of History about the days when Monterey was theCalifornia capitol.
Fisherman's WharfStroll along Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf to watch the seals, pelicans, & people.
Garland ParkHiking trails for every level of experience -- from easy, flat trails to ery challenging steep hikes.
Monterey Bay AquariumThe Monterey Bay Aquarium, on historic Cannery Row.
Monterey's Path of HistoryTake a self0guided walking tour and see the historic adobes along Monterey's Path of History.
ShoppingCarmel Rancho Carmel Barnyard Carmel Crossroads Ocean Avenue, Carmel Del Monte Center, Monterey
Walk on the beachStroll along beautiful Scenic Drive in Carmel. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the beaches of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Point Lobos.

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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
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