Sunday 16 February 2014

Rossini lecture for Divas and Scholars

Tenor Giovanni David
The tenor Giovanni David who performed
in 6 of Rossini's operas

On 27 February 2014 I will be lecturing on Rossini's sequence of opera serias written for Naples. The lecture is part of the Divas and Scholars study day on Rossini at the Cadogan Hall.

Besides my lecture, Richard Peirson from the English National Opera will talk about The Barber of Seville as well as his long career working behind the scenes as a repetiteur/opera coach. He will work with opera singers Adrian Powter and Jessica Eccleston on Rossini repertoire. The two singers will perform arias such as the favourite Una voce poco fa. Pianist, Christian Dawson will examine Rossini's life with piano illustrations. My own lecture will look at the nine operas Rossini wrote for Naples, including Otello and Ermione, illustrating them with recorded examples. You also get lunch!

If you don't fancy a full day, then Divas and Scholars are also running a series of evening lectures, on the History of Opera. And if you do fancy a full day, then in addition to the Rossini day there is a Donizetti day on 13 March which will include a masterclass from Nelly Miricioiu.

Further information from the Divas and Scholars website

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