The aim of this series of units is to continue to develop singers' technical and performance ability in line with developing individual artistic sensibility. Singers will become increasingly aware of the inter-relationship of diction and poetic/dramatic aspects of repertoire with musical, performance and cultural context. Growing self-sufficiency in practice, repertoire learning and role choice, is expected. Emphasis in repertoire is given to character and role building, including stage movement, gesture, and the communication of narrative, emotion and meaning.
13 one to one lessons/semester, 1 hr Opera Performance class/week plus 8 hrs of Performance Workshops and/or Masterclasses/semester
Major role in an opera production OR minor roles or chorus and 20 min Jury Recital. Programs include at least two contrasting operatic arias and accompanying program notes; Panel- Unit members (80%), Program Notes (10%), Teacher grade (10%). Two Performance Workshop performances (Pass/Fail)