Master Class Series
Discover vocal performance insights, as masters of the craft instruct members of the Emerging Artist Development Program and participants from Calgary’s music community.
Students at all levels, teachers, and the general public will find these classes a fascinating look at the process helping to motivate talented classical vocalists reach their full potential.
Calgary Opera will be sharing the following esteemed and internationally lauded voice teachers and repertoire coaches with the general public, while in their week-long guest residencies with our Emerging Artist Development Program.
Each masterclass session throughout the season will focus on a particular aspect.
Master Class Series 1 - ACHIEVING VOCAL EXCELLENCE
Instructed by Tracy Dahl – University of Manitoba faculty member with a career spanning the world’s opera stages.
Sunday, November 13 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Mamdani Opera Centre
Master Class Series 2 - CABARET, MUSIC THEATRE & LIGHT OPERA REPERTOIRE
Instructed by Peter Tiefenbach – JUNO Award winning composer, teacher and performer.
Sunday, January 15 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Grace Presbyterian Church
Master Class Series 3 - FOCUS ON OPERA REPERTOIRE
Instructed by John Churchwell – San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera coach and conductor.
Sunday, January 29 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Mamdani Opera Centre
Master Class Series 4 - ORATORIO REPERTOIRE
Instructed by Nancy Argenta – Victoria Conservatory faculty member and acclaimed soloist as the leading Handel soprano of her time.
Sunday, April 2 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Mamdani Opera Centre
Where & When
- nov 13
ACHIEVING VOCAL EXCELLENCEMamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 St SW
- jan 15
CABARET, MUSIC THEATRE & LIGHT OPERA REPERTOIREGrace Presbyterian Church, 1009 – 15 Avenue SW
- jan 29
FOCUS ON OPERA REPERTOIREMamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 St SW
- apr 02
ORATORIO REPERTOIREMamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 St SW