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 and be in our show!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

(1) View the Recording Instructions video.

(2) Download the sheet music, listen to the MIDI and familiarize yourself with the part.

(3) Record using your webcam, while following the conductor/accompanist video. Remember to dress appropriately for your character!

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

CHOOSE YOUR ROLE!

Wall Street Trader (Chorus #1) or Occupy Demonstrator or Harlem Protester (Chorus #2) or Convict (Chorus No.3) -- and everyone sing in Chorus No.4!

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20th

Questions? Email us at 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

SUMMARY AND INSTRUCTIONS:
ACT I, NO. 4 "I WORK HARD"
(Wall Street Traders 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

SUMMARY AND INSTRUCTIONS:
ACT II, NO. 2 "IF YOU'RE SO RICH"
(Occupy Wall St. Protesters Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass, Rev. Bacon Chorus Tenor/Bass)


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

SHEET MUSIC:
Tenor/Bass

SUMMARY AND INSTRUCTIONS:
ACT III, NO. 1 "HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED UP"
(Prisoners, Tenor/Bass)


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

SHEET MUSIC:
Soprano/Alto                 Tenor/Bass

SUMMARY AND INSTRUCTIONS:
ACT III, NO. 14 "PIERCE & PIERCE HAS BOLTED ITS DOOR"
(Wall Street Traders, Occupy Wall St. Protesters + Rev. Bacon Chorus, Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass)