With Adriana Festeu, mezzo-soprano
Opera vocabulary can feel intimidating if you don’t understand it! This morning’s lecture (for all levels of musical knowledge) takes the mystery out of opera criticism and reviews! Adriana covers definitions and exemplifications of widely used technical and operatic terms with live demonstration, enabling us to more fully enjoy and understand the music we are listening to. The talk will also explore the extensive range of voice-types, looking at how they emerged and are used in the current casting system.
Opera is for everyone whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado! You do not need to be an expert to enjoy these performance based lectures. Of course, the more you know, the more there is to enjoy! With that in mind we aim to make each class informative, interactive and entertaining, offering singer’s insights illustrated with live performance and well known recordings. These lectures form the bridge across the footlights, bringing you nearer to opera singers and their diverse, enriching art form; increasing your knowledge and enjoyment of opera.
No previous qualifications are necessary to attend. The audience is not required to sing!
‘For anyone wanting a performer’s eye view of opera, Opera Prelude is ideal: lecture demonstrations by professional singers offering engaging insights on repertory and technique.’ (Country Life magazine)
- Concert Duration:
- 2 hours