MASTER CLASSES / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS
and its relevance to Opera
Comedic archetypes are everywhere! They go
through times, places, and artforms.
Here is a look at how they took control of Opera.
Presentation; overhead projector & Audio/Video samples
In Search of a Character
Find your character
by connecting to the music,
to create an emotional,
that captures the audience!
★ An Introduction to Opera (OCHSA - Orange County High School of the Arts)
★ Commedia dell’Arte and Opera (UCLA, UCSB, CSULA, Israeli Opera Young Artist Program
★ Lecture on the emergence of similarities in directing opera and film
with particular emphasis on the growing use of film direction techniques on the opera stage,
and conversely, the methodsemployed to adapt opera to the cinematic screen
(Salzburg Festival 1999)
★ Pre-performance lecture on “Little Women” (Mark Adamo) (Opera Pacific 2001)
★ Pre-performance lecture on “La Navarraise” (Massenet) and “The Bear” (Walton)
(Yale Opera 2009)
★ Pre-performance lecture on “Le Nozze di Figaro” (Mozart) (Yale Opera 2010)
LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS
Digging into the
Do you want to present a truly in-depth character?
There is a treasure of beautiful information in the orchestra score!
Lecture; overhead projector & Audio/Video samples
Excel in Recitative Delivery
Singers dread them, conductors are often bored by them, and yet, they drive the story and are the foundation of every aria.
How to make recitatives a singer's best friend!
Presentation; overhead projector, Audio & Video images
Orchestra Score !