Opera Workshop: Spring 2019
Repertory Onstage Learning Experience -  The Mozart Operas
This workshop features intensive study (with piano) of pieces from the standard repertoire where:
  • participants will work on arias, duets, and scenes from the operas of Mozart.

  • participants will work on recitatives, arias, duets and ensemble work (carefully selected based on your  voice type and experience level).

  • these pieces will be staged.  

  • Coaching and rehearsal of assigned repertoire (there is no teaching of vocal technique).                                                                                                                                                              

Over the length of the program, you will cover:

  • role preparation

  • language and diction

  • the correct singing of recitatives

  • improvisation and acting for singers

  • stage deportment 

This 12-Week ROLE workshop will begin in  October 1, 2018.  The workshop meets every Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The focus of the curriculum is to explore and develop the character of a role in conjunction with the historic and musical setting of the work, understanding recitative, and analyzing your translation of the text.           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The participants will:

  • Prepare their own translations of the texts

  • Research and be prepared to discuss the literary and historical backgrounds of the opera and their characters while paying special attention to their own character.

  • Explore their character's back story and emotional stability at this point in the story.

  • How does your character fit into the opera as a whole? We study the score and the text to find the relationship between the characters and as they relate to the background of the drama, the time-period of the drama as well as the composition, and, finally, the emotional and, at times, spiritual motivations of the characters.                                                                                                                         


At the end of this workshop, each participant takes part in a performance of these excerpts from the operas they have studied in concert.    


An audition is required for this workshop.

The price of the workshop is $ 950

The SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios, Inc.

P.O. Box 567

Radio City Station

New York, NY 10101-0567

Telephone: (646) 858-9918

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