Building on the success of their pilot Workshop Opera courses, Joe Austin and Libby Burgess are offering further dates for these one-day courses, aimed at professional and training singers. The workshops focus on the development of character in arias, and how this plays out in musical and dramatic terms. The courses run from 10am to 6pm and involve a mixture of open coaching and group discussion sessions.
Joe and Libby have worked together as Director and Musical Director for five years, on productions ranging from Britten’s The Prodigal Son and Mendelssohn’s The Homecoming for Ryedale Festival Opera to new work by Stephen McNeff at Tête à Tête Festival and the Linbury Studio. They regularly coach together and have run a residential course focussing on similar work.
See Workshop Opera for further details of the course.