During the pandemic, Eugene Opera was made aware of the challenges in delivering music education content. In order to address this issue, and in consultation with local choral music educators, Eugene Opera created a pilot model of virtual vocal instruction, “Opera DISH.” In this virtual vocal  education program, Eugene Opera mainstage artists and professionals broke down vocal and operatic components for high school music educators and their students for online release during the school year.

Featured in the first group of videos is Leah Partridge, a soprano who has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutche Oper Berlin, Vlaamse Oper Antwerp Belgium, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Palau de les Artes Valencia Spain, Opera Philadelphia, Maggio Musicale Florence Italy, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova Italy, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, and Dresden Semper Oper, among many others.  At Eugene Opera, she sang the leading roles of Lucia and Violetta to great acclaim.

Malcolm MacKenzie is a dramatic baritone, who has been heard at leading opera houses throughout the U.S. and Europe, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Paris Opera (Bastille), Finland’s Savonlinna Festival,  Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera. At Eugene Opera, he sang the roles of Figaro and Scarpia.

Andrew Bisantz is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Eugene Opera. His bio can be found here.

Enjoy these videos and DO try this at home!


Opera DISH is supported by:

Leah Partridge

1. Posture Platforms for Singing

4. Resonance

2. Breathing for Singing

5. Tips for Torsos

3. Bridging Registration

6. Musical Theater Singing

Malcolm MacKenzie

1. Vocal chords

2. Soft Onset Phonation

3. The Glottal Stop

4. Legato

Andrew Bisantz

1. The Art of Conducting

2. Conducting Basics

3. Making Learning Music Easier

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