Opera Coaching for Pianists

September 17th, 2019 – January 25th, 2019 OR February 18th, 2020 - May 24th, 2020

Open for:

  • 1-2 piano students
  • Content:

  • Opera coaching (individual lessons about all the skills necessary to become an opera coach – how to obtain the orchestra sound, how to play different styles, needs according to the vocal technique of the singer, how to approach different styles of vocalities, preparation of the main opera repertoire)
  • Reading piano- and orchestra opera-scores
  • Singing lessons
  • Practice of opera coaching in several projects of the vocal department (participating and accompanying masterclasses, projects, lessons, stage-productions)
  • Construction of a target opera repertoire (creating a “ready” and “stand-by” repertoire of mostly presented arias to accompany during auditions for singers – approximately 50 most important opera arias for all kind of voices)
  • Vocal technique and style coaching
  • Phonetics and operatic diction (French, English, German, Italian, Russian)
  • Knowledge of the international operatic world
  • Masterclass (a possible one week seminar in preparing roles for singers and (pianist)coach under supervision by an international (guest)coach)
  • Individual follow-up and personalized advice
  • Full methodology program concerning the preparation of opera professional coaching for pianists. Individual teaching with full recognition of the artistic potential and possibilities of each student in agreement with the international professional context.

    Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module:

  • James Alexander (opera coaching)
  • Nina Uhari, Réginald Le Reun (practice of opera coaching)
  • Florence Millon-Krattenmacher, Sacha Michon (phonetics and operatic diction)
  • Sacha Michon, Fabrice Farina (singing lessons)
  • Celine Latour (scores reading)
  • Preparation of an entire role from opera repertoire: Nina Uhari, Graham Lilly
  • Possible extras:

  • Grotowski’s Actor Training, Marc Mayoraz
  • Masterclasses and seminars
  • Conducting sessions, Celso Antunes
  • Chamber music (with singers), Guy-Michel Caillat
  • Baroque opera coaching (maestro al cembalo), Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Description of the final examination:

  • Progress examination
  • Activity: Training
    Academy of music: Geneva
    Language training: English, French
    Student: Pianists

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