Westminster Choir College OPERA!

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the singers at Westminster Choir College in a new capacity for 3 weeks. My colleague, William Hobbs, Assistant Professor at Westminster Choir College, will be in Monaco working with Opéra de Monte-Carlo on Das Rheingold (L’or du rein en français). During his absence I will work with the students to prepare them for a multitude of performances. Westminster Opera Theater will be preparing for Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.  A new addition to Westminster’s offerings this year is the opera performance opportunity exclusively for undergraduates. What a great opportunity for the younger singers to get actual stage and rehearsal time as they prepare a full role. The operas being offered are Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. The opera workshop class will also be in preparation for a full scenes program. I look forward to the in-depth work I will be able to do with these young singers as they prepare for their roles, (and as they learn HOW to prepare, comprehensively, a full opera role), and as we all jump into the initial weeks of staging. What fun! Several of the students that have been cast were participants in the 2013 CoOPERAtive program, offered during the summer through Westminster. Clink on the following link if you wish to view all or part of my 2013 Master Class: CoOPERAtive Master Class.

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