Fiona Gillespie (USA) - Tittle role in Armide (02/2016)
One conductor will be pre-selected to conduct a full performance of the opera in original language, in a fully staged production with professional orchestral accompaniment (5 strings, 2 wind, harpsichord). The orchestral ensemble will be formed by members of the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra www.hastingsphilharmonic.com. The conducting student will work under the guidance of Ensemble OrQuesta’s and Woodhouse Opera’s artistic director Marcio da Silva and conductor Prof. Neylson Crepalde. He/she will receive guidance on opera conducting technique as well as language and style coaching.
Ensemble OrQuesta are now one of the leading Opera Academies in the UK and Europe. In 2017 we took, for the first time, one of our academy productions to the Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre in London giving ten of our alumni the chance to perform a run of shows in a very high profile venue. Our production of Armide (Lully) has received several great reviews including two 4-star reviews.
4 star review **** 11/08/2017 – Tim Hochstrasser – Live Theatre UK Reviews
– “This ensemble is certainly one to watch, as indeed are the other operatic and symphonic enterprises for which Márcio da Silva is responsible.”
Course fee: £800 (Includes accommodation)
To apply please send a video link and a cv to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed and answered to within two weeks of receipt.
Application deadline: 4th March