2018 Performance Intensive

For the first time ever, MYOpera is hosting hosting a two-day-long Performance Intensive for advanced emerging artists. From February 16-17, 2018, six of Canada’s most promising young artists will work intensively with Music Director Natasha Fransblow, Stage Director Anna Theodosakis, and guest experts Philip Morehead, Alison Jane Taylor, and Ausar Stweart. 

This intensive will focus on honing singers’ performance skills, from the nuanced interpretation of score markings, to authenticity in their dramatic presentation, to finding their physical centre while under the stress of performance. Each singer will work on an aria and 3-4 ensemble pieces. 

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Public Masterclass with Philip Morehead

We are delighted to welcome Philip Morehead to MYOpera for a public masterclass. Mr. Morehead recently retired as Head of Music Staff of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he had worked since 1981. Mr. Morehead will coach our six singers to finesse arias for audition and performance.
Friday, February 16
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Edward Jackman Centre
947 Queen Street East, Second Floor
Toronto, ON
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Showcase Salon

For our culminating performance, join us to see our six promising operatic talents perform an extraordinary array of music. From Gluck to Puccini, from Strauss to Heggie, you’ll see the future stars of opera showcase their talents in an intimate, salon-style environment.

Saturday, February 17
7:30 pm

The Vandenberg House
1400 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON 

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Intensive Performers

Victoria Borg
Kallie Clayton
Amanda Cogan
Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor
Allison Walmsley
Paul Winkelmans

Artistic Team

Natasha Fransblow, Music Director
Anna Theodosakis, Stage Director

Guest Experts

Philip Morehead, Masterclass Clinician
Alison Jane Taylor, Alexander Technique Instructor
Ausar Stewart, Yoga Instructor