With lectures and live performance.
Masterclass & Co. immerse you in different aspects of Rossini’s operas. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, specialist lecturers guide you through the historical background, the operas and the musical language. Richard Pierson, a senior repetiteur at the English National Opera, gives an insider’s view of his work with opera singers and directors with special reference to The Barber of Seville. Former Classic FM presenter Mel Cooper talks about the life and times of Rossini with entertaining anecdotes and recordings. Respected opera reviewer Robert Hughill discusses Rossini’s Opera Seria for Naples. Opera singers trained at the leading British conservatoire the Royal Northern College of Music sing arias to illustrate the lectures.
Event ends approximately 3.30pm.