Monday, April 24, 2017

For Tenors Only: Learn Rodolfo with the Legendary George Shirley

Dear Readers,

I am pleased to announce that the legendary tenor, George Shirley, will be teaching an 8-day course on the interpretation of Rodolfo from Puccini's La Bohème.  Mr. Shirley, who turns 83 years today, is still singing beautifully and is a very respected and admired teacher and colleague.  He is known for his specific, dramatically compelling and vocally moving interpretations including his Grammy Award recording of Ferrando (Così fan tutte), his Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), considered by many to be the best recording of the role and certainly Rodolfo, which was one of his most frequent debut roles.

Of his debut as Rodolfo at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Italy, the arts critic of the Giornale del Mattino wrote, “…George Shirley quickly convinced us by his clear phrasing, by his stupifying Italian diction, for the very appropriate scenic play and for the enchantment of [his] soft singing…”

This is one of our special courses and will be limited to 8 active participants (tenors only, of course) and 12 auditors on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The first 8 complete applications will be guaranteed a spot.  The auditors will be on a waiting list in case someone drops out.

If you are a tenor who sings Rodolfo or expects Rodolfo to be one of your future roles, I recommend highly that you do not miss this course.  

For more information Click here!

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