City Lit Opera Studio provides training for those interested in applying for entry to conservatoires or for entering the profession. Participants come with a range of backgrounds and experiences; those moving from an undergraduate course and wanting time to consolidate skills before the next stage in their careers, people who have had a break and want to get back into performing and people who just want to chance to explore their potential.
Please see Auditions page for upcoming audition dates and details of what to prepare.
2018/19 academic year
The course runs on Fridays, 18:00–21:30, at City Lit in Covent Garden. Click on the links below for a more detailed course outline for each module on the City lit website.
Module 1 focuses on language skills for opera singing, including dialogue and recitative, vocal technique and musicianship in solo and ensemble singing, basic presentation and stagecraft, and understanding character in the context of an opera. You will sing in English and Italian as appropriate.
Course dates: 28 Sep-7 Dec 2018 (break on 26 Oct)
Module 2 develops further your musical interpretation and understanding of operatic repertoire and style, stagecraft, musicianship and ensemble skills. You will sing in English and Italian, and other languages as appropriate.
Course dates: 18 Jan-29 March 2019 (break on 22 Feb)
Module 3 develops your skills further, making use of more demanding and varied repertoire, and aiming towards performances of entire scenes.
Course dates: 10 May–12 July 2019 (no break)