'Can You Sing ' Opera Course 2012..new Format

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhs2FeDeDgA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Aug 19th-Sept8th 2012 in Porthcawl,near Cardiff .S.Wales.

 

 

 

 

Following it's great success last year,'Can You Sing' is proud once again to welcome acclaimed International  Swiss Conductor Emmanuel Siffert to Summer Opera Conducting Course in Wales,2012   .www.emmanuelsiffert.com

You will find the link below to a taste of last year's Conducting Course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhs2FeDeDgA&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Our aim is to assist a New generation of conductors to reach their potential with the highest quality training.Emmanuel will give his expertise and guidance to budding young conductors,for a study week followed by the opportunity to conduct opera scenes in rehearsal, as part of the adjoined Opera course.and prepare them for a session with the  ensemble Welsh Concert Orchestra .

The course will run from Aug 20th until the Sept 8th in Porthcawl.  near Cardiff S.Wales.UK.                                                                                  


CONDUCTING-AND OPERA-COURSE PORTHCAWL 2012

 

Artistic Draft

·        The conductors have to prepare all scenes, then they will conduct 1 particular scene

·        There will be 6 opera scenes,

·        Duration: 20 days for the conductors, 15 days for the singers

·        Date:Monday 20thAugust - Saturday 8thSeptember 2012 for the Conductors
Saturday26thAugust - Saturday 8thSeptember 2012 for the Singers

·        Singers' Timetable to be given later

 

Teaching- Programme:
Conducting - baton technique
Score reading
Analyzing a score
Analyzing a rehearsal
Approach to an Opera-score
Pronunciation in Opera
Working on Opera-Scenes with the Stage Director, Young Singers and Emmanuel Siffert
Working with Welsh Concert Orchestra/Rehearsal only.

Teaching Programme/Singers

Individual Coaching.                                                                                                          Workshops on Opera singing and Acting (new this year),                                                             Preparation of scenes with Conductor. .Music, Language ,musicality.                                                           Approach to the score.                                                                                                              Preparation of scenes with the Stage director.                                                                                              Singing with orchestra accompaniment.                                                                                                         Master Classes.                                                                                                                                          Public Staged performances

Repertoire: 
Opera-scenes:
to be decided

Schedule:
Monday 20thAugust
10.00am - 11.20am
INTRODUCTION BY PATRICIA O'NEILL

Baton - technique, every Conductor is conducting excerpts from N.N., then the course start with Baton - technique
11.40am - 01.00pm
Analyzing a score, Analyzing a rehearsal, Approach to a Opera-score, Pronunciation in Opera
Preparation of repertoire of the scenes
02.00pm - 06.00pm
Rehearsal with a pianist, Preparation of repertoire of the scenes

Tuesday 21th August
10.00am - 11.20am
Baton - technique
11.40am - 01.00pm
Analyze of a score, Analyze of a rehearsal, Approach to a Opera-score, Pronunciation in Opera
Preparation of repertoire of the scenes
02.00pm - 06.00pm
Rehearsal with a pianist, Preparation of repertoire of the scenes

Wednesday 22th August
10.00am - 11.20am
Baton - technique
11.40am - 01.00pm
Analyze of a score, Analyze of a rehearsal, Approach to a Opera-score, Pronunciation in Opera
Preparation of repertoire of the scenes
02.00pm - 06.00pm
Rehearsal with a pianist, Preparation of repertoire of the scenes

Thursday 23th August
10.00am - 11.20am
Baton - technique
11.40am - 01.00pm
Analyze of a score, Analyze of a rehearsal, Approach to a Opera-score, Pronunciation in Opera
Preparation of repertoire of the scenes
02.00pm - 06.00pm
Rehearsal with a pianist, Preparation of repertoire of the scenes

Friday 24thAugust
10.00am - 11.20am
Baton - technique
11.40am - 01.00pm
Analyze of a score, Analyze of a rehearsal, Approach to a Opera-score, Pronunciation in Opera
Preparation of repertoire of the scenes
02.00pm - 06.00pm
Rehearsal with a pianist, Preparation of repertoire of the scenes

ARRIVAL OF THE SINGERS


Saturday 25thAugust

10.00am - 11.00am
INTRODUCTION BY PATRICIA O'NEILL
11.00am - 01.00am

Singers Music Rehearsal.. Conductors t.b.a.
02.00 pm- 05.00pm
Scenes and coaching and/or Master classes, the conductors watch and observe the scenes/ individual coaching and/or the master classes, the conductors will also conduct in this session, always at the end of a session in a run or in a staging rehearsal. This will be taped by DVD, a analyze and suggestions will be made in the last hour of the day (05.15pm-06.15pm)
06.00 pm- 07.00 pmFOR CONDUCTORS ONLY
DVD-session,
reflectionof the day withanalysisof the rehearsals

 

Sunday 26thAugust - Thursday 6thSeptember
09.00am - 09.45am FOR CONDUCTORS ONLY
exercises , theory, preparation for the scenes

10.00am - 01.00pm
Singers Music rehearsal…Conductors.t.b.a.
02.00 pm- 05.00pm
Scenes and coaching and/or Master classes, the conductors watch and observe the scenes, the individual coaching and/or the master classes, the conductors will also conduct in this session, always at the end of a session in a run or a staging rehearsal. This will be taped by DVD, a analyze and suggestions will be made in the last hour of the day (05.15pm-06.15pm)
05.15 pm- 06.15 pmFOR CONDUCTORS ONLY
DVD-session,
reflection of theday with analysisof the rehearsals

Monday 27thAugust
Tuesday 28thAugust
Wednesday 29thAugust
Thursday 30thAugust
Friday 31thAugust
Saturday 1th September
Sunday 2th September               All conductors to attend & conduct rehearsals as before
Monday 3th September
Tuesday 4thSeptember
Wednesday 5thSeptember
Thursday 6thSeptember


Friday 7thSeptember
01.00 pm- 06.00pm DRESS
REHEARSAL with orchestra & piano
SCENE 1 - CONDUCTOR 1
SCENE 2 - CONDUCTOR 2
SCENE 3 - CONDUCTOR 3
SCENE 4 - CONDUCTOR 4
SCENE 5 - CONDUCTOR 5
SCENE 6 -
CONDUCTOR 6

07.30 pm SHOW with Piano, Students and Emmanuel Siffert


Saturday 8thSeptember
02.00 pm- 05.00pm DRESS REHEARSAL with
Piano

SCENE1- 6 - EMMANUEL SIFFERT

Student conductors to take notes in pit.

07.30 pm SHOW with Welsh Concert Orchestra, Students and Emmanuel Siffert

REPERTOIRE to Follow Shortly

 Emmanuel Siffert  www.emmanuelsiffert.com

International Swiss Conductor with credits at English National Ballet,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart PLayers.Aosta Sinfonica .Bucharest, 

  • Artistic Director of Opera at Quito,SouthAmerica 2006-2010.He is finding time in his busy schedule to return to Quito for two months teaching in 2012 ,and will conduct La Boheme in Peru next August.
  • Conducted European Chamber Opera, Peru,Argentina,Chile,Opera Valle and Opera Chismau. Welsh National orchestra.Concerts worldwide and Numerous Recordings.
  •  
    One of his new recordings....F.Maffei et al., "Swiss Symphonic Composers, v.2", E.Siffert / O.d.Svizzera Italiana, Gall (formerly Gallo) 1234, has been named as one of the Top Ten Classical CDs of 2010 by Jens.F. Lawson,
  •  

    PLANED INVITATIONS AND PROJECTS FOR 2012
    Stagione Lirica Lecco (Italy)
    Ballet Bratislava
    National Symphony Orchestra Peru
    Orquesta UNCUYO Mendoza - Argentinia
    Welsh Concert Orchestra
    Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra
    Asti Filarmonica
    Volgograd Opera Orchestra
    Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela
    Recording - Project (Details soon)
    Royal Ballet Covent Garden - Swan Lake (Cover Conductor)
    International Summer Course for Young Opera - Singers Porthcawl - Wales
    International Opera Conducting  Course Porthcawl - Wales
    Conducting - Course in Guayaquil - Ecuador
    Conducting - Course in Lima - Peru
    Artistic Revision of the Opera "Roméo et Juliette" by René Gerber
    Artistic Revision of the the Second Concerto for Chamber-Orchestra by Aloys Fornerod
    Coaching- and Teaching Activity

  • PLANED INVITATIONS AND PROJECTS FOR 2013
    Musikkollegium Winterthurer Switzerland - Ecuadorian Symphonic Music
    Landesjugendsinfonieorchester Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany)
    Aida at the 1th Operafestival "La Perla" Seepromenade Pfäffikon ZH - Switzerland
    Bombay Chamber Orchestra
    Orquesta Sinfonica La Conception (Chile)

  •  How to apply

Conductors should send their CV and Contact details to  Patricia O'Neill 'Can You Sing'

38, South Rd. PORTHCAWL. BRIDGEND.U.K. CF36 3DG.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY JULY 1st 2012

Please use email : patriciawheatley@btinternet.com, as contact not website email as it often crashes!!

Emmanuel Siffert will choose only 6 applicants ,to take part on an active basis,at a fee of £500 not including accomodation, and up to 10 only to observe at a fee of £300.

Email : Patriciawheatley@btinternet.com

Mob: 0793 0493 302

DONT MISS THIS EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY!

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW!