Expired Opera Workshop with Mary Plazas – SOLD OUT

  •  May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
     6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Opera Workshop

Mary Plazas
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 May 2015
Accompanist: Kelvin Lim
Course No. 3135
Level: All
Fee: £200
Solo Study Course

We’re sorry but this course has sold out. Why not try Staged Opera Scenes with Rosa Mannion and Saffron van Zwanenberg?

Delve into opera’s greatest characters with one of our great stage sopranos. Mary Plazas will take you on an illuminating journey as you explore all aspects of the greatest art form in this unmissable workshop.

You will explore the characters and how they relate to others in the story, the physical and fairytale lands they inhabit and how to use this in your interpretation, without compromising the singing.

The movement, style, characterisation and technique both in the big picture on stage and pared back for the concert and audition platforms will be examined and inform the way you approach your preparation in any context. Bring a minimum of two arias from any period, preferably off copy.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.

B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.