Applicants successful for this class will work individually with Ann Murray for 30 minutes on any suitable repertoire of their choice.
(Click to read more.) A handful of applicants will also be chosen to take part in the Public Masterclass on the evening of Sunday 23rd July 2017.
Ann Murray has been acclaimed for her performances of the great Handel, Strauss and Mozart roles in the opera houses of Hamburg, Dresden, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Zurich, Amsterdam, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala Milan, the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. She has particularly strong links with English National Opera, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera. In 1998 Ann Murray was made a Kammersängerin of the Bavarian State Opera and in 2002 was appointed an honorary DBE in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Birthday Honours.
She is a regular guest with the Glyndebourne Festival, English National Opera , the Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Successful applicants for Opera Scenes will be allocated repertoire in advance to learn and memorise. During the week coaching will be available and scenes will be directed by either Janis Kelly or Linda Ormiston with Sergey Rybin and William Vann conducting. The course culminates in the Opera Scenes performance – a high point of the week for many.
In this class participants and audience will experience song cycles prepared and performed in their entirety. It will involve group sessions with Malcolm early in the week, with all class participants exploring the poetry and music in preparation for a concert on Friday afternoon. Before the concert Malcolm will give a short talk about the cycles and discuss class highlights from the week.
This class is worth two class points and is only available to full-week course applicants. Please note that successful applicants may not select additional classes with Malcolm as part of their weekly allocation, but may apply for extra classes subject to availability.
Repertoire allocation will be confirmed in advance and applicants should be familiar with their whole cycle prior to arrival on the course. Malcolm will then allocate individual songs during the group classes. The chosen cycles this year will be: