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P R E S I D E N T H . R . H . T H E D U K E O F K E N T P A T R O N S P R I N C E F I L I P P O A N D P R I N C E S S G I O R G I A N A C O R S I N I
W W W . N E W G E N E R A T I O N F E S T I V A L . O R G
s u m m e r s c h o o l : o p e r a s c e n e s
I N A S S O C I A T I O N W I T H M A S C A R A D E O P E R A S T U D I O
Housed in the stunning surroundings of the Palazzo Corsini in the centre of Florence, the Opera Scenes Summer School gives students the opportunity to enhance their performance skills in opera. Running alongside the dynamic New Generation Festival (NGF), the course provides one-to-one working sessions with industry professionals, including individually tailored performance psychology sessions with Dr Ralph Strehle and repertoire coaching with NGF music staff. Opera
director, Pedro Ribeiro, and musical director, Julia Lynch, will work with students on a series of opera scenes culminating in a public performance in the ballroom of the Palazzo. The NGF production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola which will be performed in the Palazzo gardens during the course provides opportunities with involvement in the chorus for the male participants as well as working sessions and talks from the exciting young professionals involved.
introduction
general information Accommodation and breakfast will be provided at the Casa del Gesú on Piazza del Carmine. Lessons and classes will take place at the Palazzo Corsini, via il Prato 56. Performances take place in the Gardens and Ballroom of the Palazzo. Participants should budget €10 a day for meals, and the NGF will provide access to special offers for eating in the city.
Transport to be organised independently. Accommodation is provided 22 August - 30 August for ladies and 15 August to 30 August for men.
Male participants will sing in the chorus on stage for the NGF 2020 production of La Cenerentola and the festival will be subsidising the accommodation 15 - 21 August inclusive for the production week before the classes of the summer school begin on Sunday 23 August.
COST £850 for ladies, £950 for men PLACES AVAILABLE 12 DATES 16 - 30 August 2020 for men and 23 - 30 August 2020 for ladies. (please note you must arrive a day before the respective start dates) PERFORMANCES 26 August - La Cenerentola 29 August lunchtime - Summer School Scenes in the Ballroom of the Palazzo Corsini 29 August evening - La Cenerentola
STAFF DR RALPH STREHLE Course Director
JULIA LYNCH Musical Director
ANUSH HOVHANNISYAN Career coach
ASHOK GUPTA Coach and Assistant Conductor for NGF
PEDRO RIBEIRO Opera Director for the Summer School
Ralph Strehle is Director of Mascarade Opera Studio and Associate Head of Vocal Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where his main interests lie in generating, implementing and monitoring strategies and structures for the artistic and professional development of singers at conservatoire and post-conservatoire level.
A sought-after performance coach, he specialises in audition and competition preparation, designs individual psychological skills training programmes, offers peak performance workshops and career management. Having worked as a classically trained singer in Europe and the UK, Ralph’s first-hand performance experience provides him with unique insights into a musician’s mindset and informs all aspects of his coaching.
Ralph is currently writing his second PhD in the field of performance motivation. As well as working with individual clients, Ralph has coached at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Rostov State Rachmaninov Conservatoire, the National Opera Studio and the New Generation Festival.
julia lynch RÉPÉTITEUR AND VOCAL COACH
Julia Lynch is Head of Coaching at Mascarade Opera Studio and vocal coach at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Born in Dublin and raised in Aberdeen, Julia began piano lessons at the age of four, studying with Denis Matthews and David Parkhouse at the North East Scotland Music School. In 1982, Julia won a scholarship to study piano at the RSAMD in Glasgow with Laurence Glover. Whilst a student at the academy, she won all the available prizes for piano solo, accompaniment and chamber music. Having gained her BA and completed a year of postgraduate study, Julia joined the staff of the academy as vocal coach, a post she still holds.
Julia is one of the busiest accompanists in the country, appearing in recital with many distinguished artists. Concerts have taken her all over the world, with recitals in London, Tokyo and Geneva, as well as appearances at the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival and Cardiff Singer of the World. She appears as orchestra pianist with the BBC SSO, the RSNO and SCO, and broadcasts and records regularly. Until 2016, Julia was music assistant to Eberhard Friedrich at the Bayreuther Festspiele in Germany.
Along with Malcolm Martineau and Tom Allen, Julia is proud to be associated with the Samling Foundation, furthering the talents of a new generation of singers.
pedro ribeiro STAGE DIRECTOR
Pedro Ribeiro holds degrees in Stage Direction and Acting from University of Oporto (ESMAE). He has also completed the Harp Course at Oporto Music Conservatory with honours and the Opera Stage Directing Course from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He has directed opera, drama, musical theatre and site-specific works as well as designing sets and costumes. He joined the Royal Opera House young artists programme and made his Royal Opera House directing début in 2011 with Les Nuits d’été/Le Portrait de Manon, Bastien und Bastienne/Mozart and Salieri and showcases in the ROH main stage and Linbury Studio Theatre as well as directing the concert version of Il Viaggio a Reims. He then returned to The Royal Opera to direct El Gato con Botas and in the following years to assist on several main stage productions as Manon Lescaut, Falstaff, Nabucco, Barbiere di Siviglia, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Carmen. He will be the revival director for Richard Eyre’s La Traviata for the Royal Opera in 2020. His recent directing credits, which often feature his designs, include L’Elisir d’Amore, La Cambiale di Matrimonio, The Phantom of the Opera concert staging, Goldilocks, Figados de Tigre, Across, The Passion.
Opera Scenes Music Calls
1:1 Repertoire Coaching (4 sessions)
1:1 Career Coaching (1 session)
Performance Psychology Workshop
course provision
Please submit your CV and links to recordings of two contrasting pieces of your choice via www.mascaradeoperastudio.it/apply.
For more information visit www.mascaradeoperastudio.it or contact [email protected]
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