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Workshops/Festivals 2008: Accademia d'Amore -- August 21-31, 2008 (Seattle, Washington, US)

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Accademia d'Amore: Workshop and Performance of Opera Scenes from the 17th century
August 21-31, 2008

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington

Faculty:

Musical coaching:
Stephen Stubbs, musical director
Nancy Zylstra, vocal coach
Maxine Eilander, harps and continuo
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and continuo
George Shangrow, stage accompanist and musical coach
Margriet Tindemans, viola da gamba

Stage directors:
Roger Hyams
Anna Mansbridge
Theodore Deacon

This workshop offers advanced singers and continuo players (keyboards, harps, lutes, bowed bass) the opportunity to work on all the musical and dramatic aspects of the 17th-century opera repertoire with a faculty of specialists. Founded by Seattle native Stephen Stubbs eight years ago in Bremen, Germany, Accademia d’Amore has an established track record for training musicians in the subtle art of 17th-century vocal performance and instrumental accompaniment. Its attendees have gone on to successful careers in baroque opera in Europe, the US, and Canada. Stubbs relocated his successful workshop to Seattle in 2005. 2006 will see the second season of this workshop as well as the opening of an ongoing graduate program for singers and continuo players called the Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera.

Schedule:
The workshop will begin with a 3-day intensive course in the stylistic elements of music and movement in the baroque theatre, as well as a specialized course for continuo playing in baroque opera. This will be followed by a week of musical and scenic rehearsals in preparation for a staged performance of all the scenes worked on during the week.

In the middle of the workshop, there will be an informal student concert with music of the students’ choice. This is a very important part of the week where students have an opportunity to show other sides of their musicianship.

Location: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.
See website for more information: Accademia d'Amore Workshop [2]

 

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