- Caitlin Hulcup
- Adriana Festeu
- Natalie Burch
This morning’s lecture explores the process of preparing and performing widely different repertoire, from dazzling coloratura roles to dramatic characters, to the intimate setting of a song recital.
Opera singers often work on such diverse repertoire in parallel – rehearsing one whilst performing another and all the while auditioning for ’the next thing’. This process constitutes a profound change of mindset, vocal requirements and dramatic involvement, and it is one that singers learn to balance and negotiate throughout their entire careers.
Our event is led by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup, who is also in the process of writing her PhD at Melbourne University and mezzo-soprano Adriana Festeu, recently awarded her doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music. Caitlin and Adriana’s professional relationship was established whilst working for Garsington Opera’s production of Rossini’s Maometto secondo where Caitlin sang the lead trouser role of Calbo, which Adriana understudied.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 2 hours