Federico Career College Students Head to the Opera

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Federico Career Colleges gives students the unique opportunity to work with the Fresno Grand Opera on several productions each year. Recently, they helped with the Opera’s production of Rigoletto.

Federico Career Colleges students had the chance to work with the Fresno Grand Opera on their recent production of Rigoletto. Students were able to get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how their cosmetology and esthetics licenses can be used in the theatrical industry.

Federico Career Colleges has been partnering with the Fresno Grand Opera for seven years, working with the company on one to two productions each year. For students to participate, they must meet strict eligibility requirements, and commit to attending rehearsals and productions for the entire run of a show. For Rigoletto, students began working at an orientation on Monday, January 25th, and attended rehearsals and performances until Sunday, January 31st. After completing this program, students earn credit hours that count towards graduation.

The opera Rigoletto was set in 1930s Italy, so students had to ensure that the hair and makeup of each character fit this setting. Theatrical makeup and hair must also be seen from the audience, a challenge that students don’t normally face in the school’s salon. This program gives students a glimpse into a career option that many don’t think of when they are going to school to learn cosmetology or esthetics.

“This program has proven to be a great way for us to show students an alternative to working in a salon,” said Linda Federico. “We have one former student who enjoyed working with the opera so much she graduated from Federico Career College and began working with another professional opera company full-time.”

This partnership with the Fresno Grand Opera is just one of the many ways that Federico Career Colleges is able to give their students an edge in the beauty industry. The training that Federico Career Colleges provides is above and beyond the normal curriculum, and it shows when students graduate ready to begin working immediately, without the need for apprenticeships. These types of programs help students build a resume and portfolio that will help them when they graduate and earn their license.

About Federico Career Colleges
Federico Career Colleges is a family owned and operated beauty school with over 60 years of experience training future salon and spa professionals. Federico was the first Pivot Point International member school in California, and continues to follow this world –renowned curriculum at both campuses. Programs are available in cosmetology, manicuring, barbering, massage therapy, and esthetics at campuses in Bakersfield and Fresno, California.

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