With Adriana Festeu, mezzo-soprano
Donizetti’s genius stretches beyond his popular comic operas, as this historic trilogy demonstrates. In the past few years the three operas have experienced a surge in their performance practice as they have been successfully staged throughout the world. The title roles are fascinating from a vocal point of view as they are intrinsically linked to the strong characters portrayed.
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