- with Tyler Clarke, tenor
Although a secondary role will never get the last bow, opera is full of essential and important smaller roles often involved in pivotal moments in the plot and providing contrast to the leading lady and leading man. Explore the importance of these roles and how they often link very closely to the forms of Comedia dell’Arte, especially in regards to the Spieltenor. The UK is a great exponent of singers who perform just behind the limelight but enjoy huge success at doing so, and often work in the most prestigious houses. How do these roles add to an opera, what characteristics make a leading secondary role, and why we should celebrate them?
Opera is for everyone whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado! You do not need to be an expert to enjoy our 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 qualifications are necessary to attend. The audience is not required to sing!
- Concert Duration:
- 2 hours