ARTIST DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP ON LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
November 14, 2013 | November 16, 2013
Our Artist Development Workshop on Le Nozze di Figaro in November of 2013 was an opportunity for a group of nine singer-actors to delve deeply into the music, text, plot, and characters of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). The singer-actors worked together for three weeks, exploring the musical and psychological/emotional minutiae of their individual roles as well as in-depth ensemble training techniques. The workshop culminated in two presentations in which the performers and creative team shared their process and selected scenes from their work together. These presentations provided a unique opportunity for audience members to gain insight into the very human story of Le Nozze di Figaro as well as the process and storytelling power of opera more generally.
Cast and Creative Team for Artist Development Workshop on Le Nozze di Figaro:
Paul An as Figaro
Alisa Suzanne Jordheim as Susanna
José Rubio as Il Conte
Barbara Paterson as La Contessa
Kate Maroney as Cherubino
Steven Hrycelak as Bartolo
Lacey Jo Benter as Marcellina
Chee Shen Tan as Basilio/Don Curzio
Adam Alexander as Antonio
James Bassi, music direction
Kelvin Chan, stage direction
Watch Founding General Director Kelvin Chan talk more about the idea behind the Artist Development Workshop in the video below!
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