Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of The Factotum is inspired by Rossini’s classic The Barber of Seville, with the setting and musical stylings of a present-day Black barbershop in Chicago. In the same spirit, Chicago youth ages 13-18 are invited to share their own take on classic operatic works. “Opera Remix” encourages young people to sample one of four pre-selected vintage opera recordings below, and, with the help of a digital audio workstation (DAW), bring new life to these historic tracks!
Young artists are encouraged to chop, mix, loop, or warp original recordings as they please — whatever it takes to remix their work to its operatic heights. Click the download arrow next to the song you would like to use below and import it into your own DAW to remix. Bonus: the winner will receive a cash prize of $250 and 4 complimentary tickets to the world premiere of The Factotum at the Harris Theater in February!
Suggested free, browser accessible digital audio workstations include BandLab and Audiotool.
Tracks are due January 22, 2023.
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