- Adriana Festeu
There are singers and there are Wagnerian singers! That daunting difference will be highlighted as Adriana describes her first attempt at introducing Wagner to her audition repertoire. In November, she hopes to take part in a competition where she will be singing the material presented in the lecture. We will journey with her as she climbs the ladder to success with perseverance, focus and an absolute passion for her art. There will be in depth analysis of the selected excerpts and lighthearted insights into preparing a competition ‘check-list’ with discussion on everything from developing vocal technique to dealing with pre-performance nerves.
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