Expired Staged Opera Scenes with Rosa Mannion and Saffron van Zwanenberg

  •  July 9, 2015 - July 12, 2015
     6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Staged Opera Scenes

Rosa Mannion and Saffron van Zwanenberg
Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 July 2015 Three Day Course
Course No. 3143
Level: All
Fee: £270
Ensemble Course

Have you always wanted the experience of working with an opera director on staging a scene or aria, whilst also having the chance to work on it musically and technically?

During this extended weekend course, renowned RCM voice teacher Rosa Mannion will guide you through the vocal preparation of your pieces whilst experienced opera director, Saffron van Zwanenberg, will direct you in a series of staged scenes culminating in a performance at the end of the course. They will also work together to help solve some of the problems of technique vs performance!

Each participant should offer one solo piece and 3 suggestions of roles they would like to tackle. They will then work on their solo and one ensemble piece, which will be one of their suggested roles IF POSSIBLE. To make sure everyone has the opportunity to perform in an ensemble it may not be possible to allocate roles based on these suggestions, but every effort will be made, and if not then something suitable and mutually agreeable will be chosen.


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.

If you like this course, try Singing and Imagination or Come & Sing The Magic Flute

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