Due to Covid-19, all coachings and workshops can be done virtually, or in a large, well ventilated and regularly sanitized space. Only the singer and accompanist are allowed in sessions and for the time being. If you wish to work in person, you must show proof of vaccination. Zoom has worked very well for both private coachings and classes! Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
Being a professional opera singer for over 25 years and a student at HB Studio, I combine my own experience and technique with Uta Hagen's teachings and exercises to help you, the singer, come to a fuller understanding of your character, be in the moment, and be the most believable character - person - you can be. Singers must know their translation word for word as well as the entire phrases - both what you are saying and what is being said to you! I work privately and give workshops. We can work with pianists or without, whichever is needed at the time. I work with all levels of singers
I work in various studios in New York City, my studio in Oradell, NJ or via Zoom or Face Time. I also give workshops around the country and would love to come to your city, town, college, university, etc.
ACTING FOR SINGERS
Being a professional opera singer for over 25 years and a student of HB Studio, I combine my own experience and technique with the Uta Hagen Technique to help you come to a fuller understanding of your character, "get out of your head", be in the moment, and be the most believable character you can be. Singers must know their translations word for word as well as the entire phrases - that obviously goes for what you are saying and what is being said to you! I work privately and in workshops; with pianists or without, whichever is needed at the time.
I work with all levels of singers on their acting, stage presentation, interpretation, and audition skills.
Roger Malouf, Conductor/Assist. Cond./Coach - Metropolitan Opera, NYCO, AIMS, Julliard
“I had the great pleasure of conducting the final act of RIGOLETTO, as staged by Beverly Thiele. She had so many brilliant ideas to share with the singers. Beverly brought tremendous energy to every rehearsal, and the fact that she is a fine singer, herself, meant that her ideas for character and movement reflected what Verdi was saying in the music. It was wonderful to see how much she cared that each singer truly inhabit his or her role. I hope Beverly will continue to work as a stage director, as it is one more area in which this very gifted artist can shine.”
Cindy Sadler, Marketing and Communications Director - Florida Grand Opera, Founder and Executive Director - Spotlight on Opera
"I have been a Beverly Thiele fan since we met as apprentices at Chicago Lyric Opera. We did a Susannah together at DMMO and hers was the best I've ever seen or heard --- every note so beautifully crafted and nuanced and united with her powerful dramatic presence and skill. When I learned that Beverly was directing, I invited her to join the faculty of Spotlight on Opera. She hasn't been able to do an in-person season due to COVID, but she adapted her shows skillfully to a video format and created delightful productions. The students loved working with her both in shows and in her acting classes. Beverly is a positive, creative influence and a wonderful colleague. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Mitchell Cirker, Pianist, Accompanist, Operatic Vocal Coach
“Beverly Thiele is supremely generous with her knowledge of the craft of acting while singing as she has demonstrated several times throughout her distinguished career that she is one of the leading American singing actresses of our time. Her work with others is thought provoking and always nurturing and encouraging and everyone demonstrates immediate growth under her direct supervision.”
Julie Jackson, Soprano
Beverly is incredibly approachable, kind, and considerate. She treated me always like a professional and was never condescending or patronizing in any way. She acknowledged my ideas and gently pushed me to take risks as well as look at any role I was working on with fresh eyes. She genuinely listens and is invested in her students' success. Beverly taught me how to mine the music for subtext, then mine that subtext for intent and motivation that stretches the entire arch of the character I'm playing. I know I can always come to her, and look forward to working with her well into the future.
For more recommendations:
Tim LeFebvre, Chair of Voice Dept.; Assoc. Prof. Of Voice - Oberlin Conservatory of Music. E-mail: Timothy.LeFebvre@oberlin.edu; Phone: 440-775-8213
Kristin Roach, Conductor - Email: email@example.com; website: www.KristinRoach.com
Daniel Sutin, Baritone - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 646-575-4779