Ensemble OrQuesta

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Ensemble OrQuesta Opera Academy 2016

After the hugely successful 2015 production of L'Incoronazione di Poppea and 2014 production of Les Indes Galantes in cooperation with Woodhouse Opera, Ensemble OrQuesta announces it's 2016 Opera Academy which will happen from March 31st to April 10th in Hastings, UK. The course comprises of one performance of a role in a fully staged production of Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A.Mozart (in Italian) with the accompaniment of a professional orchestral ensemble and harpsichord aligned with sessions on pronunciation and style. The course will be ministered by the music director of Woodhouse Opera/Ensemble OrQuesta Marcio da Silva  and Jenny Miller (Barefoot Opera). It is open to singers for all roles. 

Performances will be on April 9th and 10th at the amazing venue St. Mary in the Castle.

For application please send a cv with recording (or link) to auditions@ensembleorquesta.com

Course price: £500,00

Accommodation (10 nights)

Twin room in guest house with shared bathroom: £250 per person (1 room available)

Twin room in 4 star hotel: £270 per person (8 rooms available)

Twin room in 4 star hotel with sea view: £300 per person (1 room available)

Single room in guest house with shared bathroom: £330 (2 available)

Rehearsal Schedule


10-14h Musical rehearsal cast I / Staging
15-17h Musical rehearsal cast II / Staging


10-14h - Musical Rehearsal cast II / Staging
15-17h - Musical Rehearsal cast I / Staging
18:30-21:30h - Musical Rehearsal Chorus

13-21:30h - Staging

10-19h - Staging

10-21:30h - Staging

13-18h - Staging
18:30-21:30h Piano run cast I


10-13h Piano run cast II
14:30-17:30h Stage orchestra cast I
18:15-21:15h Stage orchestra cast II


10-11:30 - Recit call cast I & II
12-15h - Stage orchestra cast I
16-19h - Stage orchestra cast II


10-11h - preparation of the venue
11-13h - Walk through cast I & II
14-17h - Orchestra rehearsal
18-21h - Dress rehearsal cast I
21h notes


12:15h Notes orchestra
13h dress rehearsal cast II
19h Performance cast I


16:15h Notes orchestra
17h Performance cast II