Women Conductors Workshops/Royal Opera, Royal Ballet Conducting Weekends

Women Conductors Workshops/Royal Opera, Royal Ballet Conducting Weekends

The Women Conductors Course at Morley College, in partnership with the Royal Opera House, London will present two separate weekend workshops for female conductors.

Conducting for Opera (30-31 January, 2016; application deadline 8 January, 2016): Lead Teacher: Julia Jones, Chief Conductor at Theater Basel, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa; Guest Conductor Staatsoper Berlin, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among others.

Conducting for Ballet (20-21 February, 2016; application deadline 29 January, 2016): Lead Teacher: Andrea Quinn, past Music Director of the Royal Ballet and the New York City Ballet; Guest Conductor Dutch National Ballet, Swedish Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and New Zealand Ballet, among others.

These courses will explore the techniques and skills involved in conducting opera and ballet, while working with leading conductors, professional musicians, dancers, and choreographers. Singers will be from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in residence at the Royal Opera House, and Dancers and Choreographers will be from the Royal Ballet. Both courses will be accompanied with piano played by professional repetiteurs or ballet pianists.

Participant (maximum 12 Participants per course):
Uk student/UK resident: £150/course
Non-UK student/non-UK resident: £300/course


Both courses will take place at the Royal Opera House, Bow St, London WC2E 9DD

Repertoire for the Opera Course:

Bizet: Habanera, from Carmen, Act I
Bizet: ‘Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante’, from Carmen, Act III
Verdi: ‘De miei bollenti spiriti’, from La traviata, Act II
Mozart: ‘Hai gia vinta la causa’, from Le nozze di Figaro, Act III

Puccini: Scene I Duet (10 bars after rehearsal figure 29), from La bohème, Act I
Mozart: Duet, from Così fan tutte, Act I
Verdi: Quartet, from Rigoletto, Act III

Repertoire for the Ballet Course:

Stravinsky: Agon (Complete)
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (Balcony Pas de deux)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Grand Pas de deux)

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