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




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.




Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Divas and Scholars: Interpretations and Perspectives

Study Days and Courses on Opera


Masterclass & Co. and the renowned conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music offer carefully constructed Study Days and courses which will immerse both novices and connoisseurs in different aspects of that powerful and passionate art form.   This is a unique opportunity to study opera with eminent specialists and opera singers who will guide you through the history and the music.  The lectures will be illustrated by live performance. 

Location
Most of the events will take place at
The Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

The Study Days
Britten ...................................... 15th October 2013
Puccini ...................................... 12th November 2013
R. Strauss .................................. 26th November 2013
Introduction to Opera
Verdi    
Wagner
Early Opera
Baroque Opera
Classical Opera
Romantic Opera
Modern Opera

Dates will be posted as soon as they are available.
Price: £195 per Study Day (or £175 if booking more than one)
Cheques to 'Masterclass & Co. Partners'

Contact and Booking information
Further details may be obtained from:
Lucy Woodruff
07880 640 863
lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk

www.masterclasscompany.co.uk

Monday, 8 April 2013

Divas & Scholars: Interpretations and Perspectives

A Series of Intensive Three Day Short Courses on Opera



Masterclass & Co. and the renowned Manchester conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music, offer you an unparalleled learning experience. Over a series of three day, carefully planned courses, we will immerse you in different aspects of that powerful and passionate art form, Opera. Choose the period that interests you the most or attend them all and build up a familiarity with the entire four hundred year history and background of Opera. Whether you are a novice or an initiate, there will be things to learn and performances to enjoy. Eminent lecturers and opera singers will inform and entertain you during these meticulously constructed intensive courses on everything you need to know about opera, and its musical, social and performance history. This is a unique opportunity to study the world of opera with in-depth lectures illustrated by live performances.

Each course will look at a different period in the history of opera. Composers and librettists will be studied in their historical and sociological contexts. The great emblematic operas of the period will be analysed and put in context. A respected director will discuss the historic and contemporary approaches to staging of the operas. During each course a Master Class will be given by an international opera star working with young opera singers highlighting the training of the operatic voice, authentic performance approaches and vocal technique.

Location

The Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Aims of the Courses

  • To make attending opera an informed pleasure.
  • To enhance connoisseurship and promote an in-depth understanding of the art form.
  • To promote sound methods for analysing operatic performance.
  • To improve listening skills.
  • To develop good background knowledge of the history of opera and of the lives and works of the composers.
  • To demonstrate vocal technique.
Contact Us

Further details can be obtained from the Director:

Lucy Woodruff BA (Hons), MA
Phone: 07880 640 863
Email: lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk
www.masterclasscompany.co.uk

Cadogan Hall Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Friday, 19 April 2013

Masterclass & Co.
in association with
RNCM
Royal Northern
College of Music

Divas & Scholars: Interpretations and Perspectives

Study Days and Courses on Opera




Masterclass & Co. and the renowned conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music offer carefully constructed Study Days and courses which will immerse both novices and connoisseurs in different aspects of that powerful and passionate art form.   This is a unique opportunity to study opera with eminent specialists and opera singers who will guide you through the history and the music.  The lectures will be illustrated by live performance. 

Location
Most of the events will take place at
The Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

The Study Days
Introduction to Opera
Verdi     ............................... Thursday, 23rd May 2013
Wagner ...............................  Tuesday,  11th June 2013
Britten ................................   Tuesday,  18th June 2013
Early Opera
Baroque Opera
Classical Opera
Romantic Opera
Modern Opera

Dates will be posted as soon as they are available.

Contact
Further details may be obtained by the director:
Lucy Woodruff BA (Hons), MA
07880 640 863
lucy.woodruff@masterclasscompany.co.uk
www.masterclasscompany.co.uk