In 2017 we’re going to rehearse and perform all pieces with conductor and collaborative pianist, as we did in 2016. This strikes us as a happy medium between gaining or reinforcing the essential skill of singing with a conductor and the need to keep costs down for the performers. We’re going to add a few more musicians to the accompaniment for the Britten and the Baroque.
We’ll have three special concerts — an Opera Backwards concert to celebrate Halifax Pride, a Cabaret concert and evening featuring Britten’s settings of William Blake’s poems. We may also present a regular noon hour concert series.
We’ll only have four masterclasses over the course of the entire workshop and only singers who don’t sing arias as part of their assigned roles will perform at them. This will free up a lot more time for other rehearsals or just down time. Nina will choose the masterclass participants
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