•         Commedia dell’Arte and its relevance to Opera

        explains the history of Commedia and the use of its characters in opera; actively involves the participants

     •         Dramatic coachings at the piano

        preparing a role from the practical music-dramatic point of view

     •         Auditioning well


     ★        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)