Eugene Opera is aware of the challenges in delivering music education content during the time of COVID-19. In order to address this issue, and in consultation with local choral music educators, Eugene Opera is currently creating a pilot model of virtual vocal instruction, “Opera DISH.” In this virtual vocal education program, Eugene Opera mainstage artists and professionals break 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.
Enjoy these videos and DO try this at home!
1. Posture Platforms for Singing
2. Breathing for Singing
3. Bridging Registration
1. Vocal chords
2. Soft Onset Phonation
3. The Glottal Stop
1. The Art of Conducting
2. Conducting Basics
3. Making Learning Music Easier
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