June 19 – 23, 2017
June 26 – July 1, 2017
on the shore of Lake Como
in the Italian Alps
Each class will be a week of intensive vocal work for a small group of singers. All classes will be held in the grand Palazzo del Vescovo, in the village of Dongo. This palace houses the Upper Lake Como Music Institute and the International Piano Academy (www.comopianoacademy.com).
In the mornings, each participant will have a private voice lesson and a private coaching session (with Terrence Woollen). Every late afternoon, there will be a performance class, which will include work with the Alexander Technique. Week II will conclude with a public concert on Saturday evening, July 2, at the Church of the Ascension in Cadenabbia, co-sponsored by the town of Griante.
Individual 3 day Intensives can also be arranged during this period.
Lake Como is a dramatic and romantic setting. Since Roman times the lake has attracted artists, notably Liszt and Verdi (who composed La Traviata here) and in this century, physicists and celebrities. It is a stimulating place to focus on singing while also vacationing.