Rocky Mountain Opera, Carpenter Conservatory is not only a performance organization but also an educational program.
RMOC was created to provide opportunities for more mature singers over the age of 45 to continue sharing their talent and love for opera with appreciative audiences. We also encourage beginning singers to join our chorus and perform or cover supporting roles. Singers come from the Carpenter Conservatory
Our organization is committed to doing performances of lesser performed operatic repertoire involving larger more dramatic voices and also reaching out to under served audiences.
At present, we are a volunteer organization in need of financial support.
Gail Carpenter Co- Founder, General Director
Gail Carpenter, Voice teacher and Soprano began her career at the behest of her first voice teacher. She asked Gail to join the chorus at the Ft.Worth Opera for "La boheme". Her reply was, "I dont like calssical music." She finally acquiessed and the rest is history.
Gail holds a Masters Degree from Denver University and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from West Texas State University
She has been featured in a host of venues including Casa Manana Summer Musicals, Miami Beach Opera, New Jersey Lyric Opera, New York Grand Opera, Shreveport Opera Outreach Program and Rocky Mountain Opera. Gail has appeared in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington DC with the U.S.A.F. Singing Sergeants and The Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs where she distinguished herself as 'Jeanette Mac Donald' in "An Evening with Jeantette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy". She is singing the Role of Desdemona in Rocky mountain Opera's production of Verdi's "Otello" in August.
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John Carpenter Co-Founder, Artistic Director
When John's parents heard a far off strain of music one evening as they were settling down for a good night's sleep, they tiptoed downstairs and discovered their four year old son on the piano bench playing the first movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". From there, John progressed through advanced piano study and began studying voice with his father's former teacher. Fletcher Smith.He completed a Batchelors degree in applied music with a double major in voice and piano.
After an unsuccesful attempt at the Metropolitan Regional Auditions, he went to Indiana University School of Music where he earned a Masters Degree in vocal performance. In 1976 he won first prize form the Metropolitan Opera National Council and a contract to sing as a featured artist with the Metropolitan Opera. While in New York, John completed studies toward a DMA degree at the prestigeous Juilliard School at Lincoln Center.
Since that time John has performed all over the U.S. and Europe as a leading tenor. Some venues include Ft. Worth Opera, Kentucky Opera Association, New York Grand Opera and Manhasset Bay Opera. His concert credits range from local appearances with accompanist Abram Minzer in the Schubert Song Cycles to Avery Fischer Hall in New York as tenor soloist in Mahler's 8th Symphony. John will be singing the title role in "Otello" in August.
"Otello" was an artistic triumph thanks to
a wonderful cast and chorus and a lot of hard work!!
DVDs can be purchased from Kin Scott at
Gail and John will be in Italy to do performances of
Verdi's "Otello" on July 13 and 15, concerts at La Sala
San Paolo and local churches in Assisi.
While there, they will coaching and directing younger
singers for a concert of arias and scenes.
RMOC will be presenting a performance of operatic
scenes and Broadway favorites in November.
If interested, contact Gail or John. There will be a fee
of $10 for each singer cover the cost of an
accompanist. Stay tuned for more details.
Our next production is scheduled for
spring of 2015. Works under
Il trovatore, Tosca, Il tabarro, Fidelio and
a concert featuring the works of Richard