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Masterly Singing: Master classes, workshops, and recitals

To purchase series tickets, please call 212-769-7028.
These workshops and master classes explore the areas of preparation vital to the development of young performers, under the guidance of master teachers with diverse backgrounds in stage direction, vocal coaching, conducting, and operatic and theatrical performance.

Showcasing Verdi Duets Presented by Jane Marsh
Sunday, October 21, 4:00–5:30 PM
Throughout his career, Verdi's operatic duets evolved steadily along with the composer's unparalled sense of matching vocal writing to dramatic situation. Soprano Jane Marsh guides singers through the emotionally charged moments of several of Verdi's greatest duets from operas including Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, and Aida.

Works in Progress: Mannes Opera Program
Presented by Joseph Colaneri
Tuesday, December 11, 6:00-7:30PM
Explore the role of the conductor in preparing a performance from the rehearsal room to the operatic stage with Maestro Joseph Colaneri as he leads young artists through this one of a kind session, offering guidance and musical knowledge to students before their upcoming performances.

American Song: Nathan and Julie Gunn
Interview by Louise Guinther
Sunday, January 27, 4:00–5:30 PM
Nathan Gunn, who has delighted audiences on the recital, concert, and opera stage, returns to the Met this season as Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory. Acclaimed interpreters of American music and contemporary works, the baritone and his wife, pianist and vocal coach Julie Gunn, will lead young singers in a master class on American song repertoire. The class will be followed by a discussion with Opera News Senior Editor Louise T. Guinther.
(Part of the Opera News: The Singers’ Studio series)

A Master Class and Conversation with Dawn Upshaw Interview by Paul Gruber
Sunday, March 3, 4:00–5:30 PM
Long one of classical music’s most popular singers for several decades, Dawn Upshaw has given great performances in a repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary works written expressly for her. For this event, she will lead a master class with two talented young singers, before discussing her career with Paul Gruber.
(Part of the Musical Chairs series)

Rediscovered Art: Countertenors Presented by Gary Thor Wedow
Sunday, April 7, 4:00-5:30 PM
In the Baroque era, castrati were the undisputed stars of the operatic stage. Their fame began to wane quickly in the late 18th century, but the music they sang has reawakened interest and enthusiasm from modern audiences with the rise of the art of countertenors. Baroque specialist and conductor Gary Thor Wedow explores the countertenor repertoire and works with singers to master its nuances and challenges.

Please note that Student prices are available to full-time students with valid ID.

These events will be held in the Opera Learning Center located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues. For questions, please call the LCP Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

All Performances in the series

Purchase Individual Events
Masterly Singing: Showcasing Verdi Duets
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:00 PM N/A
Masterly Singing: Works in Progress: Mannes Opera Program
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:00 PM N/A
The Singers' Studio and Masterly Singing- American Song: A Master Class with Nathan and Julie Gunn
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013 4:00 PM N/A
Masterly Singing & Musical Chairs: A Master Class and Conversation with Dawn Upshaw
Date: Sunday, March 03, 2013 4:00 PM N/A
Masterly Singing: Rediscovered Art: Countertenors
Date: Sunday, April 07, 2013 4:00 PM N/A
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