Acting for Opera Singers

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Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan, Chicago

Acting demands for opera singers are unique and must often be handled and executed differently than in straight acting. Yet, due to time restraints and tight personal budgets, acting is often left to a singer's own device and many think "it'll come". If you're lucky, you'll get to have an in depth discussion with the director at some point, but that's usually not until you get to rehearsals. In 2-3 week rehearsal periods, that doesn't leave a lot of time to really understand and portray your character, all while keeping a strong vocal technique.

In my Acting for Opera Singers workshops and private coachings, I combine the wonderful and common sense principles of the Uta Hagen Technique with my own stage and vocal experience of over 25 years of singing some of the most demanding singing/acting roles in the soprano repertoire.

For only $60 to participate and $35 to audit, please come and discover this unique, in-depth work in a fun and supportive atmosphere!

We will work at the Fine Arts Building, Suite 412. The wonderful Saori Chiba will be at the piano. Please let me know the aria/scene you would like to work on by Thursday, Sept. 12. Please bring TWO copies of the music - one for Saori and one for myself - with WORD FOR WORD TRANSLATION!

I look forward to working with you!

(Photo: Caroline Whisnant as "Elektra", I as "Chrysothemis" - Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe)