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NO. 1 LADIES’ OPERA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

April 10-20, 2013   Workshops are  on weekdays from 5:30 – 8:30 PM (including dinner) at Moving Space Theatre  (Maru-a-Pula) +  performances are on the 10th, 13th, 19th at Baobab School Hall. Our grand Closing Ceremony will be offered together with the Maitisong Festival at Maitisong Theatre on Saturday, April 20. See below for details:

WEDNESDAY, April 10

5:30 PM OPENING CEREMONY & CONCERT

             “The Power Ladies of Opera”

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featuring:

Lindsay Feldmeth, soprano

Nandani Maria Sinha, mezzo

Bogdan Dulu, piano

performing some of the best-loved opera arias of all time, from Mozart to Puccini. We’ll talk about strong women and the men who sing with them! You’ll hear the music of opera’s most powerful ladies: lovers, martyrs, gypsies, innocent sweethearts, and evil queens!

6:30 PM DINNER

7:00 PM VOCAL MASTER CLASS* by Lindsay Feldmeth

  • 5197_104777887791_2785942_nLearn the historic bel canto secrets of support and resonance.
  • Use the “hidden microphones” in your own body to project your sound into big spaces.
  • Sing long passages effortlessly by  managing your breath energy.
  • Free up the unique sound of your own voice and sing from the heart!

* for intermediate and advanced singers

* * ask about individual lessons in voice or piano — ALL LEVELS!  Lindsay, Nani and Bogdan will be available in the early afternoons.  By appointment.

THURSDAY, April 11

5:30 PM Great Voices

PriceJoin us for a multi-media presentation about the greatest opera singers who have ever lived: Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price and many more!

6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM  VOCAL MASTER CLASS by Nandani Maria Sinha

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Nani Sinha was already a successful young opera singer when she suffered an airplane accident that broke her lower back and paralyzed her left leg. After several years of intensive rehabilitation, she rebuilt her technique. Now she works at Los Angeles Opera and Long Beach Opera, and she is singing better than ever. Learn about her tools for superior singing!

FRIDAY, April 12

images5:30 PM Singing Through Opera History

A wild ride through classical vocal repertoire from 1603 to 2013, with live performances of opera arias and art songs by Lindsay, Nani and Bogdan!

6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Opera Scenes Workshop: Style & Idiom (language, diction, ornamentation, musicianship and agogics)

SATURDAY, April 13

7:00 PM CONCERT: “The Jewelry Box” img_2578

A fun concert displaying Bogdan’s virtuoisty on the piano, as well as Lindsay and Nani’s favorite opera arias with some crazy vocal pyrotechnics, plus some our favorite songs from jazz, musicals, and other fun surprises!

SUNDAY, April 14           ***Rest Day***

MONDAY, April 15

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5:30 PM The Singing Actor

  • Stagecraft
  • Movement
  • Characterization

6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Opera Scenes Workshop: setting the stage (blocking, creating a setting, rehearsal strategies)

TUESDAY, April 16

               5:30 PM PIANO MASTER CLASS

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Bogdan Dulu, gold medalist at the 2011 Seattle International Piano Competition, will share the secrets of being an international concert pianist.

Pianists (and singers) of all levels are welcome to attend and participate in this exciting event!

6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Opera Scenes Workshop: singing your best ALL the time (maintaining a high standard, zapping stage fright, using the stage to help you with your technique)

WEDNESDAY, April 17

WorldMap5:30 PM Global Opera:

  • Meet opera singers from theaters & opera schools around the world as we place a skype call to 3 other cities!
  • Learn how to use the internet to find resources for study & opportunities for professional singing 

6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Opera Scenes Workshop: Ensemble Energetics (the dynamics of singing and acting with other people)

THURSDAY, April 18

5250_108620277791_5483288_n5:30 Advanced Musicianship

Learn how to help (not hurt!) your partners onstage, including these useful lessons:

  • “Don’t Strangle the Soprano”
  • “Try to Be Nice to your Pianist”

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Opera Scenes Workshop: dress rehearsal for scenes program

FRIDAY, April 19

7:00 Opera Scenes CONCERT!!!Musician-Collapses-On-Stage

PLEASE JOIN US AS THE SINGERS OF THE NO. 1 LADIES’ OPERA FESTIVAL PERFORM A PROGRAM OF OPERA SCENES!

SATURDAY, April 20

7:00 PM: CLOSING CEREMONY

Our festival will culminate in an energetic closing ceremony including both classical and traditional music and dozens of Gaborone’s finest musicians!images-1

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