Friday, 2 May 2014


                                        DIVAS & SCHOLARS

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Summer 2014

OPERA STUDY DAYS

Bellini             -                                                                                   19th June 2014
                                                                                                            10am – 3.30pm
The study day will focus on the life and operas of Vincenzo Bellini.
A full day of lectures and performances with expert lecturers and opera singers.
We are delighted that Nelly Miricioiu will lecture, perform and give a masterclass for emerging young opera singers during the afternoon.

Lecturers:  Nelly Miricioiu www.nellymiricioiu.com – renowned international diva
                  Sarah Lenton – published opera historian; Radio 3 broadcaster;
                  lecturer  ROH, ENO
                  Robert Hugill  www.planethugill.com

Pianist:       Philip Mountford
Singers:      Hanna-Liisa Kirchin, others TBC

Venue:        Cadogan Hall
                   Sloane Terrace
                   London SW1

Fee:            £150 (lunch included)
                  Concessions available.
                  £15 for music students.

Booking:  By bacs transfer or cheque to Masterclass & Co. Partners
                Divas & Scholars, 15 Markham SquareLondon SW3 4UY
                Or contact Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk  / 07880 640863



HISTORY OF OPERA CHAMPAGNE EVENINGS (Part II)

Evenings begin with a champagne reception.  Lectures & live operatic performances.
6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Markham SquareChelseaLondon SW3

Price per evening: £75 (or £60 if course booked)

Weber, Der Freischutz and German Romanticism                       - 29th April 2014

Lecturer:      Matthew Taylor www.matthewtaylor-composer.com

Pianist:         TBC
Singers:         Joanne Watson (soprano)
                     Iuno Connolly (soprano)


Verdi, La Traviata                                                                            - 7th May 2014

Lecturer:       Dr Carola Darwin (soprano and opera historian)

Pianist:          Christian Dawson
Singers:         Tanya Hurst (soprano)
                     Elgan Llyr Thomas (tenor)


Wagner, The Ring                                                                            - 13th May 2014

Lecturer:       Richard Peirson (senior opera coach/ repetiteur English National Opera)
Singer:          Rachel Nicholls (soprano)


Bizet, Carmen                                                                                    - 11th June 2014

Lecturer:       Sandy Burnett www.sandyburnett.com                        
Pianist:          Christian Dawson
Singer:          TBC


Booking:  By bacs transfer or cheque to Masterclass & Co. Partners
                 Divas & Scholars, 15 Markham SquareLondon SW3 4UY
                 Or contact Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk  / 07880 640863
                 www.divasandscholars.com

Iuno Connolly



Rachel Nicholls

Nelly Miricioiu
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin





Carola Darwin

Sandy Burnett
Christian Dawson
Richard Peirson
Elgan L. Thomas

Friday, 4 April 2014



                                        DIVAS & SCHOLARS

Summer 2014

OPERA STUDY DAYS

Bellini             -                                                                                   19th June 2014
                                                                                                            10am – 3.30pm
The study day will focus on the life and operas of Vincenzo Bellini.
A full day of lectures and performances with expert lecturers and opera singers.
We are delighted that Nelly Miricioiu will lecture, perform and give a masterclass for emerging young opera singers during the afternoon.

Lecturers:  Nelly Miricioiu www.nellymiricioiu.com – renowned international diva
                  Sarah Lenton – published opera historian; Radio 3 broadcaster;
                  lecturer  ROH, ENO
                  Robert Hugill  www.planethugill.com

Pianist:       Philip Mountford
Singers:      Hanna-Liisa Kirchin, others TBC

Venue:        Cadogan Hall
                   Sloane Terrace
                   London SW1

Fee:            £150 (lunch included)
                  Concessions available.
                  £15 for music students.

Booking:  By bacs transfer or cheque to Masterclass & Co. Partners
                Divas & Scholars, 15 Markham Square, London SW3 4UY
                Or contact Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk  / 07880 640863



HISTORY OF OPERA CHAMPAGNE EVENINGS (Part II)

Evenings begin with a champagne reception.  Lectures & live operatic performances.
6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Markham Square, Chelsea, London SW3

Price per evening: £75 (or £60 if course booked)

Weber, Der Freischutz and German Romanticism                       - 29th April 2014

Lecturer:      Matthew Taylor www.matthewtaylor-composer.com

Pianist:         TBC
Singers:         Joanne Watson (soprano)
                     Iuno Connolly (soprano)


Verdi, La Traviata                                                                            - 7th May 2014

Lecturer:       Dr Carola Darwin (soprano and opera historian)

Pianist:          Christian Dawson
Singers:         Tanya Hurst (soprano)
                     Elgan Llyr Thomas (tenor)


Wagner, The Ring                                                                            - 13th May 2014

Lecturer:       Richard Peirson (senior opera coach/ repetiteur English National Opera)
Singer:          Rachel Nicholls (soprano)


Bizet, Carmen                                                                                    - 11th June 2014

Lecturer:       Sandy Burnett www.sandyburnett.com                        
Pianist:          Christian Dawson
Singer:          TBC


Booking:  By bacs transfer or cheque to Masterclass & Co. Partners
                 Divas & Scholars, 15 Markham SquareLondon SW3 4UY
                 Or contact Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk  / 07880 640863

Iuno Connolly



Rachel Nicholls

Nelly Miricioiu
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin





Carola Darwin

Sandy Burnett
Christian Dawson
Richard Peirson
Elgan L. Thomas

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

DIVAS & SCHOLARS - OPERA STUDY DAYS & HISTORY OF OPERA EVENINGS

THE HISTORY OF OPERA (Part 1) Champagne Evenings

Featuring Nelly Miricioiu - world famous soprano.                            

                               
Lectures & live performance, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

21st January   Monteverdi & The Birth of Opera    Professor Richard Wistreich
                                                                             Mezzo - Hanna-Liisa Kirchin
                                                                             Theorbo - Mattia Corda
4th February   Lully: Music for the Sun King          Professor Jean-Philippe Calvin
                                                                             Soprano - Sarah Parkin
                                                                             Piano - Harry Sever
11th February  Purcell & Handel - England            Chris Parsons
                                                                             Mezzo - Hanna-Liisa Kirchin
                                                                             Piano - Harry Sever
4th March       Mozart - A study of two operas        Norbert Meyn
                                                                             Baritone - Dan Shelvey
                                                                             Piano - Christian Dawson
11th March     Fidelio - Beethoven's opera             Matthew Taylor
                                                                             Soprano - Tanya Hurst
                                                                             Baritone - Louis Hurst
                                                                             Piano - Christian Dawson
18th March     Bel Canto                                         Nelly Miricioiu

Venue: Markham Square, Chelsea, London SW3
Price:    £75 (per evening), £360 (full series)
********

OPERA STUDY DAYS


Expert lecturers and live operatic performances. Master class with Nelly Miricioiu


27th February   Rossini          
                       Lecturers : Christian Dawson - The Life & Operas of Rossini
                                         Robert Hugill - The opera seria for Naples
                                         Richard Peirson (ENO) - The Barber of Seville
                       Singers: Royal Northern College of Music - Opera school
                    
13th March       Donizetti
                       Lecturers:  Mel Cooper (founder of Opera Now) - The Life & Times
                                         Philip Headlam - The musical language of Donizetti
                                         Nelly Miricioiu - Donizetti roles
                                         Nelly Miricioiu  Masterclass for talented young opera singers.
                                    

Venue:   Cadogan Hall
Price:     £175 per day ( £150 each if both days booked).  Including lunch.

CONTACT:  Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk
0044 (0)7880 640863
www.masterclasscompany.co.uk

Thursday, 16 January 2014

DIVAS & SCHOLARS - HISTORY OF OPERA EVENINGS & OPERA STUDY DAYS

                             DIVAS & SCHOLARS
THE HISTORY OF OPERA (Part 1) Champagne Evenings

Featuring Nelly Miricioiu - world famous soprano.                            

                               
Lectures & live performance, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

21st January   Monteverdi & The Birth of Opera    Professor Richard Wistreich
                                                                             Mezzo - Hanna-Liisa Kirchin
                                                                             Theorbo - Mattia Corda
4th February   Lully: Music for the Sun King          Professor Jean-Philippe Calvin
                                                                             Soprano - Sarah Parkin
                                                                             Piano - Harry Sever
11th February  Purcell & Handel - England             tbc
                                                                             Mezzo - Hanna-Liisa Kirchin
                                                                             Piano - Harry Sever
4th March       Mozart - A study of two operas        Norbert Meyn
                                                                             Baritone - Dan Shelvey
                                                                             Piano - Christian Dawson
11th March     Fidelio - Beethoven's opera             Matthew Taylor
                                                                             Soprano - Tanya Hurst
                                                                             Baritone - Louis Hurst
                                                                             Piano - Christian Dawson
18th March     Bel Canto                                       
  Nelly Miricioiu

Venue: Markham Square, Chelsea, London SW3
Price:    £75 (per evening), £360 (full series)
********

OPERA STUDY DAYS


Expert lecturers and live operatic performances. Master class with Nelly Miricioiu


27th February   Rossini          
                       Lecturers : Christian Dawson - The Life & Operas of Rossini
                                         Robert Hugill - The opera seria for Naples
                                         Richard Peirson (ENO) - The Barber of Seville
                       Singers: Royal Northern College of Music - Opera school
                    
13th March       Donizetti
                       Lecturers:  Mel Cooper (founder of Opera Now) - The Life & Times
                                         Philip Headlam - The musical language of Donizetti
                                         Nelly Miricioiu - Donizetti roles
                                         Nelly Miricioiu  Masterclass for talented young opera singers.
                                    

Venue:   Cadogan Hall
Price:     £175 per day ( £150 each if both days booked).  Including lunch.

CONTACT:  Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk
0044 (0)7880 640863
www.masterclasscompany.co.uk



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

THE HISTORY OF OPERA (Part 1) Champagne Evening Series
(Including a lecture-recital from world famous soprano Nelly Miricioiu)

21st January          Monteverdi & The Birth of Opera       Professor Richard Wistreich
                                                                                             Mezzo soprano - Heather Lowe
                                                                                             Theorbo accompanist

4th February          Lully: Music for the Sun King               Professor Jean-Philippe Calvin
                                                                                             Soprano - Sarah Parkin
                                                                                             Piano - Harry Sever

11th February        Purcell & Handel - Opera in England   Mel Cooper
                                                                                              Mezzo soprano - Hanna-Liisa Kirchin
                                                                                              Piano - Harry Sever

4th March             Mozart - A study of two operas             Norbert Meyn
                                                                                             Baritone - Dan Shelvey
                                                                                             Piano - Christian Dawson

11th March            Fidelio                                                    Matthew Taylor
                                                                                             Soprano - Tanya Hurst
                                                                                             Baritone - Louis Hurst
                                                                                             Piano - Christian Dawson

18th March            Bel Canto                                              Nelly Miricioiu

Venue: Markham Square, Chelsea, London SW3
Price: £75 (per evening) or £365 (full series)

*******

OPERA STUDY DAYS

27th February        Rossini

13th March            Donizetti

Expert lecturers and live operatic performances.  Master class with Nelly Miricioiu.
10am - 3.30pm

Venue: Cadogan Hall, London SW1
Price: £175 per day (group discounts available). Includes lunch.











         

Wednesday, 18 December 2013



MASTERCLASS & CO. present the DIVAS & SCHOLARS SERIES

THE HISTORY OF OPERA (Part 1)
Lectures & live performance, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

21st January   Monteverdi & The Birth of Opera    Professor Richard Wistreich
                                                                                     Mezzo - Heather Lowe
                                                                                     Theorbo accompanist
4th February   Lully: Music for the Sun King           Professor Jean-Philippe Calvin
                                                                                     Soprano - Sarah Parkin
                                                                                     Piano - Harry Sever
11th February  Purcell & Handel - England               Mel Cooper
                                                                                     Mezzo - Hanna-Liisa Kirchin
                                                                                     Piano - Harry Sever
4th March       Mozart - A study of two operas          Norbert Meyn
                                                                                     Baritone - Dan Shelvey
                                                                                     Piano - Christian Dawson
11th March     Fidelio                                                  Matthew Taylor
                                                                                     Soprano - Tanya Hurst
                                                                                     Baritone - Louis Hurst
                                                                                     Piano - Christian Dawson
18th March     Bel Canto                                             Nelly Miricioiu

Venue: Markham Square, Chelsea, London SW3
Price:    £75 (per evening), £360 (full series)
********

OPERA STUDY DAYS

Expert lecturers and live operatic performances. Master class with Nelly Miricioiu

27th February  Rossini

13th March       Donizetti

Venue:   Cadogan Hall
Price:     £175 per day (group discounts available). Including lunch.

CONTACT:  Lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk
0044 (0)7880 640863