Lyric Diction coach Teresa Desmarchelier

TERESA DESMARCHELIER

LANGUAGE COACH

Born in Piacenza, Italy, Teresa Desmarchelier is one of Australia’s leading coaches in Italian and French Lyric Diction.

A graduate of The University of Queensland, majoring in Modern Languages and Fine Arts, Teresa continues a long association with the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Opera Queensland and The University of Queensland’s School of Music, as lecturer and coach to opera singers. Teresa is also a Mentor of the Melba Opera Trust Program.

Teresa’s career over 30 years has involved her in every level and aspect of singers’ linguistic and vocal training. Having worked closely with directors, conductors and singers of national and international repute in the production of over 40 operas, a major part of Teresa’s professional activity centres on assisting singers in achieving textual expressiveness in in performance through and understanding of prosodic recitation.

Teresa’s diction training skills are distinguished by her knowledge of the singing process and by her deep understanding of the synergistic relationship between voice, music and language – and understanding she attributed to her long and close collaboration with eminent vocal teachers, accompanists and chorus masters.

As a specialist language consultant, Teresa assists singers abroad in the full preparation of operatic roles, giving particular attention to recitative techniques, in which she specialises.

Bi-lingual in Italian/English, she is fluent in French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of German.

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Audiences are raving about State Opera's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Have you booked to see the barber? ... See MoreSee Less

Pie Contest! The legendary Maggie Beer has created an exclusive pork, apple and blood sausage pie for the launch of Sweeney Todd. To get your hands on one of these mouth-watering delights, let us know how far you would go (within the law of course) for a Maggie Beer pie.

T&Cs. The top 10 answers across Facebook and Instagram, as judged by State Opera, will be announced by 6pm, 6 May and winners will be notified via private message. For winners within the Adelaide metro area, pies can be delivered on 7 May, otherwise pickup will be arranged.

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Pie Contest! The legendary Maggie Beer has created an exclusive pork, apple and blood sausage pie for the launch of Sweeney Todd. To get your hands on one of these mouth-watering delights, let us know how far you would go (within the law of course) for a Maggie Beer pie.

T&Cs. The top 10 answers across Facebook and Instagram, as judged by State Opera, will be announced by 6pm, 6 May and winners will be notified via private message. For winners within the Adelaide metro area, pies can be delivered on 7 May, otherwise pickup will be arranged.

📷 Martin Philbey

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Did you see us in Adelaide Central Market this morning? 7NEWS Adelaide was there to catch all the action! ... See MoreSee Less

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How wonderful! Would've loved to have seen/heard it!

I love flash mobs, would love to be around when one performed!

Sensational! Best of luck for an awesome season

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Great to see the family well represented😃🥰

Issy Darwent

Ha! Great stuff!!

Wish one day to witness it ...while I’m out there...must be awesome!

Wow 😯 wish I was there!

Wow,wish we knew of this absolutely beautiful performance today 👏

André Agnew 😃

That is so powerful

Francis Nicholls 🙂

Brilliant 👏👏👏

Rebecca

I saw you and I.m in England loved the singing and the market.

Stephanie McAlister 😍

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Blink and you'll miss it! the Sweeney Todd cast sneak into the markets. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant

Love it. Would have been fun to film near a butchers 😀

Just great love this musical have my ticket so looking forward to it.

Incredible - wish I could have been there!!!

Looks like and sounds like the market came to life this morning! Well done

Tania Macdonald, Kylie Tee, Greg Simes - looking forward to next Saturday night!

Love it

Awesome 👍 ... is it too late to get down there 🧐🥴😁😁

Awesome👏👏

Amazing ❤

Fabulous

Bec Bulley highly recommend you and Tom go see if you can. Same production WAO did a few years ago

Wish I could see it!

Awsum

Loved it

Awesome Jo Can't wait to see you x

Yay!!!

Wow impact

Wonderful 💜

Saw you on Ch7 news Andrew!

Fabulous 😍

Sue Denton I must've *just* missed this!

Fabulous

Wow.

Saw you on the news!

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