Masterclass Series 2024

A wonderful opportunity to peek behind the scenes of an opera performer’s training.

From stage craft to audition practice, from technique to role preparation, State Opera South Australia’s 2024 Masterclass Series offers a wide range of subjects, harnessing the experience and knowledge of some of the best in the business.

Participants in the tuition-free opportunities are selected from State Opera’s pool of young and emerging artists, who receive coaching and mentoring to assist them in reaching their artistic and professional goals.

Thanks to the support of the Friends of State Opera, limited spots to assist as observer are available and open to the public, with all proceeds from ticket sales funding future training opportunities for artists.

All masterclasses will take place at the State Opera Studio, 216 Marion Rd, Netley SA.

Tickets:

  • General Admission $22
  • Friends members $10

A Friend membership can also be purchased through the ticketing links below and added to your discounted ticket.

THE
CLASSES

Sunday 19 May, 1.30pm

Soprano Cathy-Di Zhang will focus on vocal technique in opera, and best practice for role preparation.

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Sunday 23 June, 1.30pm

Tenor Kyle Stegall will explore how to approach style in Mozart’s music – phrasing, ornamentation, technique and language.

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Sunday 21 July, 1.30pm

Soprano Lucy Stoddart (one of State Opera’s emerging artists herself!) helps young, high-school age singers keen on a career in singing, to navigate the world of auditions: confidence, presentation and dealing with nerves.

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Sunday 18 August, 1.30pm

Baritone Nicholas Lester gives advice and tips on opera performance, from first rehearsal to performance on stage.

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Sunday 22 September, 1.30pm

State Opera Head of Music and Chorusmaster Anthony Hunt works with young pianists on the skills required to accompany singers, and insights into the curious job of a répétiteur.

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Sunday 24 November, 1.30pm

State Theatre Company South Australia Artistic Director Mitchell Butel will focus on stagecraft, and how to carry an audience on a dramatic or emotional journey.

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