Voice Lessons: At least two, private one-hour lessons weekly with faculty geared toward specific application to learning new music and given operatic roles.
Regular Coaching & Role Preparation: Work your new roles and repertoire in private and coached sessions with first-rate répétiteurs who have special linguistic and stylistic competencies multiple times weekly.
Recitativo Intensive: The art of the Italian recitativo is one of the biggest challenges for a non-native speaker to master. This will be a primary focus in our group masterclases.
Dramatic Coachings & Scene Staging: Rehearsals geared toward the final performance, addressing personal needs as well as important tools of role development.
Conductor Coaching: One-hour lessons with a conductor to learn how to meld personal interpretation and preparation with the realities of performance with orchestra.
Legacy Masterclass: We are in the process of contracting with guest faculty whose careers have already written them into opera history as great and role-defining players in the world of opera. These Masterclasses will be open to the public and formal events.
Proposed Daily Schedule with Rotating Private Lessons and Coachings:
9:00 - 10:00 Feldenkrais, alignment, meditation, or stretching/yoga class. 7:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel, open seating 10:15 - 11:30 Italian Language Class 11:45 - 1:30 Voice Lessons & Coachings 1:00 - 4:00 Lunch Hour/Study & Practice/Riposo/Optional Italian Conversation roundtable (45 minutes) 4:00 - 5:00 More one-on-one lessons and rehearsals with collaborative pianists 6:00 - 7:30 Group Theater and Masterclasses, Staging 7:45 - 8:45 Group Dinner 9:00 - 10:00 Staging
Opera Roles MUST be completely memorized before the beginning of the program. Price per person - double room occupancy, $4,300 Single rooms may be available on request depending on availability; if available, there will be a supplemental charge.