New York Opera Studio and Delaware Valley Opera present
An Intensive two-week summer program for singers
and collaborative pianists
July 7 - 22, 2013 SUNY Sullivan in the Catskill Mountains, Loch Sheldrake, NY
The singers of Opera Advantage
Violetta Zabbi, Music Director
Carol Castel, Stage Director
Tom Muraco, Master Coach and Conductor
Nico Castel, Diction Master
Cathy Burnett, Dance and Movement Coach
Nathaniel Leonard, Guest Drama and Acting Master
This intensive program is designed to guide singers through the exploration of the musical language, verbal language and body language of the operatic art form and the creative process necessary to integrate them all into meaningful, inspiring and artistic performance. Each singer will participate in scene study, music coachings, diction coachings, music and stage rehearsals, movement classes, creative process classes, acting classes and study of 18th century drama and its influence on the operas of the day.
Singers and pianists will perform in several concerts during the program as well as a final production of staged scenes from “Marriage of Figaro” and other comic operas of Mozart. Two performances of the final program will be presented by the Delaware Valley Opera as the “kick-off” to their 2013 season “Mischievous, Magnificent Mozart!”.
Working with this famous team of professionals in this inspiring and creative program will change the way you approach your singing and performing forever!