Can You Sing proudly presents 'Can You Sing Opera 2012',

As Advertised on English National Opera Spring Programmes & the BBC Proms Brochure.

An International Opera Course in Porthcawl. Aug 25th to Sept 8th 2012,with an International staff of Conductors, Directors and Singers.

 

 
 
Learn to Sing Opera with International Singers, Conductors and Directors!
The International Summer Opera and Singing Course will be held in them  Seaside Town of Porthcawl,  from Aug 28th until Sept 8th ,2012,30mins from Cardiff,South wales

http://welcometoporthcawl.co.uk

  • The Richard Burton Theatre at the Royal College of Music & Drama, in Cardiff has been booked for the Gala Performance on Sept 8th 2012,with Emmanuel Siffert & the Welsh Concert Orchestra.

 

  • One more venue to be announced shortly

The 2010 & 2011 Courses were a great success with 25 singers each year from all over Europe (and a big waiting list for cancellations!!, working with an International staff,with Guest Masterclasses from John Fisher , Director of Welsh National Opera, Doreen O'Neill,Director of Harlequin Agency,Helen Field Soprano, & Dennis O'Neill C.B.E. and Andrew Tidmarsh, RADA.The Gala concerts were in Maesteg,Llanelli and The Porthcawl Pavilion with the Welsh concert Orchestra.

 We are a delighted that International Soprano Helen Field will also give a Masterclass on this year's course. Helen has sang all over the world and in particular for ENO and WNO, and her advice will be unmissable!

 

Doreen O'NEill, Managing Director of International agency'Harlequin will also visit hosting advice from 'Mock Auditions',and will advise students on the best ways to audition and present themselves to Opera Companies. Doreen travels regularly all over the world and is manager to International baritone Bryn Terfel.

The Course is open to all ages from 16. All Students will be given the opportunity to perform in two Gala Concerts  in Porthcawl and Cardiff at the end of the course, with members of the Welsh Concert Orchestra& Piano, attended by agents and Musicians. Staff will include International Conductors, Singers and Directors.

The course is open to Amateurs as well as Music Students and Professionals

Normally the main roles will be given to singers,who are, or have attended Music College,or have been on an Opera Course, or sung in an Opera in the Past. Singers must have the ability to sing in Italian & German. Other roles in Opera  will be allocated according to the singer's ability and voice.
The music must be learnt before the course begins.Singers can also bring with them 2 arias to work with the staff.
All students will perform in the scenes at the Concert.
 

                                                                                     


 

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

 
Optional Classes & Talks Available
Stagecraft Technique
Overcoming your Nerves
Vocal technique
Individual Singing lessons
Individual Coaching Lessons
Audition technique by International Agent ,Doreen O'Neill from 'Harlequin Agency', currently managing Baritone Bryn Terfel.
 
  Fees

Can You Sing beats the Credit Crunch! Fees are lowest of any other similar opera course in the UK!(and are payable in 3 instalments on request:)

Singers over 21 £400...Non Residential, but cheap accomodation is available locally.

Singers 16-21 £325

Deposit of £50 to secure a place on the course ( non refundable)

All fees must be paid by June/July 1st 2012 and are non refundable.

Cheques made payable to 'Can You Sing', and sent to P.Wheatley,38, South Rd. Porthcawl.Bridgend CF363DG.

The course is limited to 25 singers each.

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

Registration open from  Dec1st 2011

Opera Staff to include :

· Emmanuel Siffert (www.emmanuelsiffert.com)

International Swiss Conductor with credits at English National Ballet,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart PLayers. Artistic Director of Opera at Quito,South America2007-2010;European Chamber Opera, Opera Valle and Opera Chismau. Concerts worldwide and numerous recordings.ROH Covent Garden 

· Patricia O'Neill

International Soprano and Teacher. Principal Soprano in the 1980s in E.N.O. Singing all major roles.Sang in Germany, Italy, Egypt, Belgium & with E.N.O at the Met New York. Performed with Scottish Opera, Carl Rosa, Doyle Carte, Opera North. Concerts at the Barbican, Albert Hall, Purcell Room, St David's Hall. Jerusalem, Belgium. Etc. Vocal Consultant for S4C and OPera Coach & Scene Director for Carmona Summer Course in Spain.2009 Producer of 'Can You Sing National Youth Singing Competition.'and Director of the Opera Courses.2012 Director of the Saturday Academy Opera Course WIAV

     

     

    Antonio Gabriele: International Conductor from Spain.Credits include 'Phantom of the Opera ' West End and Currently Conducting the three Phantoms tour.

     

    ANTHONY GABRIELE

    Conductor & Music Coach

    Awarded 2nd Prize in the 2011 biennial Blue Danube Musik Impresario (Vienna) International Opera Conducting Competition, hosted this year by the Bulgarian State Opera (Burgas), Anthony has established an international reputation for conducting with tremendous passion born of a profound knowledge and understanding of the repertoire.Anthony works extensively as a freelance conductor, arranger and orchestrator and made his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011. He conducted the British Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of popular classical works, as part of the 2009 London Tower Music Festival and will conduct at the National Theatre of Opera & Ballet Sarajevo, and the Bulgarian State Opera Ruse during the 2011/2012 season.

    Anthony studied conducting, composition, piano and voice at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia) and since 1993 has amassed a prodigious variety of operatic and musical theatre credits as a Music Director, Conductor, Chorus Master, Language Coach, Vocal Coach and Accompanist.

    Credits includeLa Traviata,Don Giovanni,Madama Butterfly,Il Barbiere di Siviglia,La Bohème,La Cenerentola,The Magic Flute,Orpheus in the Underworld,The Little Mermaid,The Moonrakers OperaandThe Happy Prince.As Music Director his credits includeSouth Pacific,Blood Brothers,Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera,A Grand Night For Singing,Chess, CATS,Grease,The Wizard of Oz,Bye Bye Birdie,The Lion King(London's West End, Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai) and most recently the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber'sThe Phantom of the Opera.