YOU CAN BE IN BONFIRE!

In four crucial places in the opera, I am going to supplement the onstage chorus with a virtual chorus, consisting of singers who participate by video from all over the world. In keeping with the larger-than-life traditions of opera, participants will add a powerful new element to the operatic experience. The virtual chorus is open to everyone who loves to sing. Singers of all ages, genders, races, religions, nationalities and any other false classification by which we needlessly divide ourselves are welcome to participate.
— Michael Bergmann, director

Videotape yourself singing and see yourself as part of this premiere event! All participants will receive a link to a video of the actual performance so you can see how your participation made a crucial difference.

Below you will find descriptions of the scenes and chorus characters, sheet music, and videos that serve as a virtual conductor and accompanist! Learn your part, follow our conductor Daniela, and be in our show!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

(1) Browse the scene summaries below to find which chorus is a good fit for you.

(2) Download the sheet music and familiarize yourself with the part.

(3) View the recording instructions video.

(4) Record using the respective conductor video and your webcam. Remember to dress appropriately for your character!

(5) Upload the video to YouTube and email us the link! (make sure the video is public)

DEADLINE: AUGUST 20th

Questions? Email us at bonfiretheopera@gmail.com!
Not sure about your costume? Send a photo to bonfiretheopera@gmail.com!
We look forward to hearing your voices!



RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS


ACT I NO. 4 "I WORK HARD" (Wall St. Traders)

SHEET MUSIC: 
Soprano/Alto                Tenor/Bass


ACT II NO. 2 "IF YOU'RE SO RICH" (Occupy Wall Street Demonstrators, Rev. Bacon Chorus)

SHEET MUSIC (Demonstrators):

Soprano/Alto                 Tenor/Bass

SHEET MUSIC (Rev. Bacon Chorus):

Tenor/Bass


ACT III NO. 1 "HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED UP" (Convicts)

SHEET MUSIC:

Tenor/Bass


ACT III NO. 14 "PIERCE & PIERCE HAS BOLTED ITS DOOR" (Demonstrators)

SHEET MUSIC:

Soprano/Alto                 Tenor/Bass