Festival 2016 / Master class with Chris Merritt

MASTER CLASS WITH CHRIS MERRITT

Teatro della Grancia

August 21 - 25, 2016

 

Teacher Chris Merritt

Piano Beatrice Benzi

Répétiteurs Beatrice Bartoli, Fabio Maggio

 

A master class with Chris Merrit is certainly a rare opportunity for young singers to familiarise themselves with the bel canto repertoire through the advice and suggestions of one of the greatest interpreters of the operas of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, and the grand opéra francais. Being a great bel canto singer, does not, of course, just mean knowing what techniques to use to tackle demanding vocal scores, but also knowing the style of a composer, ways of varying and enhancing the music in an appropriate way, phrasing with intensity, and expressing moods and feelings. Learning such things from an artist of the exceptional calibre of Chris Merritt will clearly be an unforgettable experience.

 

The class will be limited to 12 persons, selected by the Artistic Director of the Festival, who will also award 3 scholarships to students considered to be particularly deserving.

In attendance at the master class will be Beatrice Benzi, pianist and répétiteur of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Beatrice Bartoli and Fabio Maggio.

At the conclusion of the lessons the students considered most suitable will participate in the Concert for Montisi to be given at the Teatro della Grancia on Thursday 25 August at h 19.00.


The fee for attendance at the master class is € 200 for participants and € 50 for auditors.
Information by email at masterclass@solobelcanto.it.


Enrolments for the master class can be made online by sending an email to masterclass@solobelcanto.it, with one or more audio file attachments and/or one or more links to video recordings.
Payment must be made within a week of the confirmation of the enrolment by means of a bank draft made out to:

 

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