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Opera Courses




(For more details please visit http://associatedstudios.co.uk/event/3-year-ba-hons-opera-performance-studies/)

1-Year part-time Opera Course 2018-19

September 2018– July 2019 | 10.00am – 6.00pm
Thursdays & Fridays
To audition: e-mail info@associatedstudios.co.uk or call 020 7385 2038

For more info please visit:http://www.associatedstudios.co.uk/event/1-year-part-time-opera-course-2016/

This 1-year part-time Opera Course is designed to afford talented singers the intensive study and development of skills required to pursue a career in Opera. This course is designed for singers who demonstrate operatic potential but would benefit from a period of intensive study of all aspects of an opera singer’s craft.

The program will focus on the all-round performer, with a significant focus on acting and stagecraft as well as vocal mastery, technique and stamina. Participants will develop their vocal and dramatic skills with eminent industry practitioners including conductors, performers, language specialists, repetiteurs, directors, agents and specialised coaches. One-to-one coaching sessions are included as part of the course.

The course will encompass:

  • In-depth role study including Opera Scenes
  • Group workshops in dramatic, musical and interpretive skills
  • Coaching sessions with repetiteurs and conductors (including 1-to-1 sessions)
  • Language coaching including German, Italian & French
  • Acting, Improv & Stagecraft workshops
  • Sessions in Pilates, stage combat, movement & dance
  • Audition Technique training and practice
  • Performance classes focusing on vocal mastery, stagecraft & professional etiquette

‘I believe that the Opera Course offers young and aspiring singers valuable opportunities to connect with professionals, outside of the traditional music college environment. The expertise we can share, coupled with the nurturing and challenging environment provided by Leontine Hass and her team, combine to stimulate and provoke singers as they prepare for the rigours of a performing career.’ Brad Cohen (Conductor)

Fees and Finance

Course Cost: £6,250. Fees may be paid in instalments. The deposit for the course is 25% of the full fee. Overseas students are required to pay a 50%  deposit). In instances of financial difficulty Associated Studios sometimes allow lengthy instalment plans.

The Associated Studios are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 21311. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Full-time Opera Course London Guest Opera Coaches include:
James Conway (Artistic Director of Olivier Award winning English Touring Opera) • Jeremy Silver (Conductor, AHM NOS) • Martin Fitzpatrick (Head of Music ENO) • Janice Chapman (Vocal Coach and founding member of the BVA) • Rebecca Evans (Grammy Award Winning Soprano) • Olivia Fuchs (Director at ROH, ENO, Opera Holland Park) • Brad Cohen (Conductor at Opera Holland Park, RPO, BBC 2’s Maestro) • Giles Havergal (Director at Opera North, WNO, Scottish Opera) • Jonathan Hinden (Conductor and Senior Coach at Glyndebourne) • Mary King (Director of VoiceLab, Channel 4’s Operatunity) • Natalie Murray (Opera Coach, RCM, Jette Parker Programme, NOS) • Robin Norton-Hale (Director of Olivier Award Winning La Boheme for Opera Up Close) • Robin Newton (Conductor, Head of Music at Garsington Opera) • Jonathan Cohen (Associate Conductor of Les Arts Florissants) • Mandy Demetriou (Movement Director at ROH, ENO, Opera North) • Sophie Daneman (Internationally acclaimed Baroque Soprano) • Alessandro Talevi (Director at Opera North, Sadler’s Wells, Buxton Festival) • Brindley Sherratt (Internationally acclaimed Bass) • Andrew Watts (Internationally acclaimed Countertenor) • Justin Way (Head of Staff Directors at ROH) • Rory Bremner (Satirist and English Librettist for Scottish Opera) • Max Key (Opera Director) • Mary Hill (Repetiteur RAM/RCM) • Christopher Cowell (Opera Director) • Stuart Barker (Opera Director) •  Norbert Meyn (Coach, Guildhall) • Philip Headlam (Opera Coach) • Robert Fried (Acting Coach/Director RADA) • Lawrence Cummings (Repetiteur/ Coach) • Roger Vignoles (Diapason d’Or Award Winning Pianist) • Iain Burnside (Grammy and Sony Radio Award Winning Pianist)

“After completing my training in the U.S and pursuing a career in the UK, I found it difficult to make the relevant contacts in London to help further my career. The Associated Studios London have been immensely supportive in directing me along the right path to achieve this aim. From working with a widely diverse group of professionals, on a one to one basis and creating important relationships, essential in this business, has helped me enormously on this next stage of my development. I am forever grateful to the amazing and unique team at Associated Studios London, and am lucky enough to know that their endless support is only a phone call or email away!” (former student Jessica Costelloe)

‘Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the Opera Course with Associated Studios London. I learned more about Baroque style and recitative from Lawrence Cummings in 6 hours than I had in my entire career prior to that. Highlights for me included the amazing drama workshop with Robert Fried and an aria session with Brad Cohen but I received so many pearls of wisdom from everyone who taught at the studio. I was greatly humbled by the care and dedication shown to me by Leontine and her lovely team. I was encouraged to try repertoire that I might not have chosen previously (which suited me beautifully) in a safe and fun environment where I was given the opportunity to experiment, play and make mistakes. I am also quite excited by the contacts that I’ve made during my time on the course and have already been hired to play Josephine in HMS Pinafore with Lyric Opera in Ireland in Feb 2014. I am incredibly grateful to have been awarded a scholarship to study with Associated Studios London, without which it would have been tremendously difficult for me to do so.’ (Emma Walsh – former student)

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4-Month Part-Time Opera Course 2014

Dates: 20th September 2015 to 7th February 2016

Days: Sundays, 1pm – 8pm & Mondays, 10am – 6pm | 16 weeks

Info: 4-Month Part-Time Opera Course: The primary focus of this course is to work on the essential skills needed in order to launch a successful career as an opera singer
Location: The Hub @ St Alban’s Church Fulham, London
Coach: Various
Price: £3100.00

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