Opera arias

Course Dates: 06/03/20 - 03/04/20
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Peter Crockford

Study and sing opera arias concentrating on beauty of tone and lyricism. Learn how to combine a beautiful sustained line with clarity of text. All arias presented in class must be sung from memory.


What is the course about?

In this masterclass-style course we will sing and study opera arias with a particular focus and concentration on beauty of tone and lyricism.
NB All pieces presented in class must be thoroughly known (from memory), there will not be time to learn new repertoire in class time.

What will we cover?

We will concentrate on the Italian repertoire (this does not preclude bringing arias in other languages) and the repertoire can cover both Opera arias and Italian art song (no Lieder, Chanson or English song etc).
The main focus of the work will be singing legato and singing beautifully, but some attention will also be paid to clarity and understanding of text and interpretation. Students may bring arias which they are preparing for audition but will also be required to choose at least one piece from a list which will be provided. Students who are not preparing for an audition may choose from the list one or more pieces and/or bring their own choice. Pieces chosen by the student must be well within their technical ability in order that we can concentrate on the legato line.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

By the end of this course you should be able to apply a beautiful sustained line with clarity of text to the pieces studied and be able to apply these principles to any piece you study in the future.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for classical singers with at least 5 years' training, and experience of singing operatic arias, including in languages other than English. You need to be able to learn music quickly and independently and aim to perform from memory by the end of the course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a practical workshop, including demonstration and feedback from the tutor, discussion, and peer critique.
You will be expected to practise regularly between classes, ideally at least an hour per day.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring to the first class 2 hard copes of the relevant repertoire you are currently working on, or would like to study in this class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to consider:
- City lit opera studio: module 2
- Advanced singers' workshop.


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The course allows you to improve your singing technique and perform your arias in a more truthful way. All this is done through great coaching with constructive feedback and very easy to understand techniques.
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Review by Sara / (Posted on 10/11/2019)
It's a great course to understand how to work on your arias to make the most of them. Very well managed and taught
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Review by Sara / (Posted on 09/02/2019)
Very informative course in a friendly environment.
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Review by Andrea / (Posted on 08/02/2019)
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Course Code: MF335B

Fri, eve, 06 Mar - 03 Apr '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

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