“A course that will make learning about this most complex of art forms a richly enjoyable pleasure.”
Rupert Christiansen, Opera Critic, The Telegraph
“Divas & Scholars is an excellent project giving paid performance opportunities to many talented young singers from all over the UK.” Jason Orange, pop musician
“Many alumni and students of the conservatoire have valued the performance opportunities offered in London by Divas & Scholars over the last few years.” Stefan Janski, Head of Opera, Royal Northern College of Music
An exceptional opera studies evening course for connoisseurs
For over three years, Divas & Scholars has offered Lecture-Recital Evenings, Opera Study Days, Master Classes, opera parties and home recitals. We have now created a Certificate of Opera Studies course beginning in September 2015. The key events will be a series of ten evening seminars followed by dinners with illustrious speakers from the opera world at the Lansdowne Club. You will have the chance to meet and discuss opera with our stars over dinner. Internationally famous soprano and chatelaine of Glyndebourne, Danielle de Niese will be our first guest. We are delighted to be working in association with National Opera Studio who train some of the very best emerging opera singers here in London. Singers will be on hand to illustrate the lectures with live performances.
In addition to the seminars and dinners there will be a programme of other events including opportunities to research subjects that particularly interest you should you wish to. Whether you are new to the genre or are already an aficionado, there will be fascinating insights and performances to enjoy. Eminent lecturers from the opera houses, conservatoires and broadcasting will inform and entertain you. You will learn about the music, the composers, the librettists and performance history.
Opera singers will talk about and demonstrate their extraordinary vocal technique. You will improve your listening skills and learn sound methods for analysing operatic performance. This is an opportunity to meet talented young emerging opera singers as well as established stars of the opera world. Our aim is to make attending opera a more informed pleasure.
We are proud to introduce and promote the opera stars of the future as well as provide a new platform and performance opportunities for young talent.
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