(Above: Low Res Draft 1 of Opening Credits in 4:3)

It’s been a busy summer for Libertaria: The Virtual Opera!

Since the spring, singers auditioned online through Music Xray and through e-mail internet auditions, final cast decisions were made in late August, some basic preproduction work was completed, draft 1 of the screenplay completed, the studio was upgraded to handle the heavy software needed to create an animated opera, and cast members have started working on excerpts for Libertaria: The Virtual Opera.

What’s next?

Selected cast members are going through auditions through October for the lead roles in Libertaria. These roles include the female leads Libertaria and Lucinde, and the male lead Simeon. Each major role will have up to two performers sharing the role.

There are several important minor roles including the tough Underground soldier Miguel, retired military Gabriel, the Nurse, the mysterious Collective (a seedy group of childlike geneticists), and many others. Additionally, several solos throughout the piece soar over the virtual choir, which at times plays the role of operatic chorus and sometimes plays the role of a traditional church choir.

After final role selection, cast members will practice and record their parts at their individual locations and send their best takes to the composer. Upon receipt, the audio recordings are mixed into the final score and synced to the animation. Needless to say, organizing a project this large strictly online is challenge!

More About the Libertaria Opera Cast!

Libertaria: The Virtual Opera has an amazing cast dedicated to new music. Please keep checking the website for updates on the cast members for Libertaria. Each cast member will have their own exciting bio page where you can find out more about the artist, their albums, and any upcoming projects.

Meet the Cast Members of Libertaria!

(In Alphabetical Order)

  • Mallory Berlin
  • Joe Cameron
  • Jaely Louise Chamberlain
  • Gracia Gillund
  • Jennifer Hermansky
  • Matthew Meadows
  • Mike Shiftlett
  • Christina Sidaras
  • Allan Smith
  • Gretchen Suarez-Pena
  • Kate Sikora 

Want to Know More About Libertaria?

If you would like to write an article or interview the composer for Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, please contact Sabrina Peña Young at spenayoung@gmail.com. Please write “Libertaria” in the subject heading of your e-mail. Thank you.

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  3. Clare Shore says:

    Sabrina – I can’t wait to read more about your cast members.

    “-) Clare

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