Upcoming series: Bathroom Divas: So You Want to be an Opera Star?, Bravo, Feb. 10

From Bravo:

The Curtain Rises for Season Two of Bravo!’s Bathroom Divas: So You Want to be an Opera Star?

Airs Saturdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, beginning February 10 (Encore presentations Tuesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT)

Canadian singing hopefuls from all walks of life transform themselves from singing in the shower to performing opera on stage in the second season of Bathroom Divas: So You Want To Be An Opera Star?, an exciting six-part, one-hour documentary series produced by Kaleidoscope Entertainment for Bravo!. After a cross-country search for raw operatic talent, six finalists are hand-picked to participate in an extensive opera boot camp and one of the protégés ultimately wins the title of “Bathroom Diva.” After an overwhelmingly successful first season, the series returns to Bravo! February 10 and airs every Saturday at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, with encore presentations every Tuesday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

After a call for submissions, judges Mary Lou Fallis (soprano professor/comedienne), Tom Diamond (opera director/drama coach), Daniel Lichti (bass-baritone/professor) and Liz Upchurch (pianist/vocal coach) travel to Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax to audition hundreds of opera-star wannabes. The judges encounter singers with varied backgrounds; an orthopedic surgeon, a landscape gardener, a lobbyist, a beef and pork trader, a CEO of an advertising firm and a fashion designer. One candidate is so nervous that she has to lie down on the stage before performing, while another auditionee breaks down and cries at the end of his audition. One opera hopeful even claims to channel spirits when she sings. From this country’s deep talent pool, six finalists are selected to take part in an extensive three-week opera boot camp in Toronto.

The six finalists are revealed in the season premiere and a finalist is eliminated in each subsequent episode. The second season culminates with one singer selected as the winner and awarded the ultimate prize – a debut performance at the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra led by esteemed conductor Bramwell Tovey in front of an audience of thousands.

Bathroom Divas is more than just a singing competition; it’s an intimate look at the successes and failures of these opera hopefuls. The finalists get a rare opportunity to work with opera’s best, receiving coaching and singing lessons for 12 hours each week, as well as fencing, dancing, movement, Alexander Technique and etiquette classes from the coaches. And as a part of their training, the six contenders perform in front of a panel of expert high-profile guests that include Gage Averill, Jean Stilwell, Mary Morrison, Peter Tiefenbach, Luc Robert, Carrol Anne Curry, Yves Abel, Catherine Robbin and Measha Brueggergosman. For an aspiring opera singer, this exposure is priceless.

“This season of Bathroom Divas is even better than the last,” says vocal coach and producer, Mary Lou Fallis. “The quality of the singing is higher and on a show like this you can’t hide much. At the beginning the singers’ stress and confusion is obvious. But as always there is someone who, by a sheer act of will, emerges the winner, applying all the attention and care they have been given. That struggle is exciting to watch and let me tell you – it’s great to be in the business of making dreams come true.”

For more information and updates, as well as blogs and exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peaks, please visit www.bathroomdivas.com.


17 thoughts on “Upcoming series: Bathroom Divas: So You Want to be an Opera Star?, Bravo, Feb. 10”

  1. Thumbs up for Bathroom Divas. It is a great show full of great talent. I would love purchase a CD of each years’ three finalists and their final performances. I look forward to the next season.

  2. Hello,

    I would like to know when the auditions for Season 3 will be starting?

    Thank you very much


  3. When will Season 3 start? I am not an opera fan, but find this series fascinating, with something new to learn every time I watch it.

    Unfortunately, the final episode of Season 2 is not coming though on Bravo
    on February 10/07. This is at least my third time of watching the series, and I watched the first one at least twice.

  4. I would like to know if an American is eligible to audition, and if so, when and where are the next seasons auditions. Love the show !!

  5. I LOVE this show! I have never thought of myself as an opera fan..except for Pavorotti..but this show could definitely convert me. The teachers and coaches are tough, but so kind to the contestants. I hope there are many more seasons to come.

  6. I would love to audition for the show but I am unsure if someone from the United States is allowed. Please inform me where and when the next auditions for Season 3 take place. I love the show and would love to compete the next round. It would be amazing to say the least. Thank you so much.

    Sincerely, Kristi Browning

  7. Can americans audition for this show? If yes, how can we audition for season 3?

  8. I, too, would like to know if an American is eligible to audition, and if so, when and where are the next seasons auditions.

  9. hi there! I’m a big fan of Opera. I would like to know when and where is the next audition? I’d love to audition….

  10. I would like to know when the next Bathroom Diva Audition will be. If anyone finds out please let me know.

  11. Are Americans eligible to enter the Bathroom Divas Boot Camp. I would love such an opportunity.
    I will change my citizenship if I need too.

    Damon Stinson

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