English is the official language spoken during all master classes, seminars, coachings, and lessons.
Mendelssohn's ELIJAH and Mozart's C MINOR MASS are rich in conducting pedagogical potential. Most especially, with limited rehearsal time, the recitatives and arias pose unique problems for everyone involved....including the orchestra. The lessons will focus on effective collaboration and communication between conductors and soloists, soloists and conductors, and the orchestra itself (most especially when there is limited rehearsal time with the orchestra). In addition, conductors will study operatic arias for performances during the Symposium.
Lessons with string quintet, professional soloists, and collaborative pianists
Rehearsals and concerts with the BBS
Joint master classes with singers, conductors, a string quintet, and collaborative pianist
ELIJAH, Op. 70
C MINOR MASS, K. 427
MASTER CLASSES WITH CONDUCTING, VOICE AND COACHING FACULTY
Singers will participate in master classes, coachings as well as a variety of workshop sessions on character analysis, subtexting, role preparation, aria preparation, auditioning, as well as Singers and Conductors Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration where all the symposium participants interact together. Course offerings: Conversational Italian and Italian Diction (Italian Recitatives for Non-Speakers), Laboratory Experience: Conductors, Singers, and Orchestra–Meaningful Collaboration. The week will culminate with the grand finale concert featuring our conductors, singers, and orchestra.
Voice Master Class and Private Voice: Jennifer Cowgill, Danilo Formaggia, Karen Kanakis, and Jacob Lassetter
Coachings: Annalisa Monticelli, Dearbhla Brosnan, and Mildred Roche
Voice master classes with string quintet, conductor, and singers
Arias will be selected once the 2020 roster has been chosen, and participants will audition for the Aria Concert on 23 June 2020, the first day of the symposium. Our study will culminate with an evening or arias with the Brugnatelli Chamber Orchestra and col-laborative pianists.
CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN AND DICTION
Sessions will focus on basic conversational Italian as well as studying and performing recitatives (for non-Italian speaking singers) from the Italian opera tradition. The class will be taught by Annalisa Monticelli, a native Italian, and Italian coach at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland.