Expired Staged Opera Scenes with Saffron van Zwanenberg and Rosa Mannion

  •  July 5, 2018 - July 8, 2018
     6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jackdaws Artistic Director Saffron van ZwanenbergStaged Opera Scenes
with Saffron van Zwanenberg & Rosa Mannion

Thursday 5 July – Sunday 8 July 2018
Three Day Course
Level: All
Fee: £315

Course No. 3288
Ensemble Course

During this extended weekend course, Rosa Mannion, Professor of Vocal Studies at the Royal College of Music, guides you through the vocal preparation of your pieces whilst experienced opera director, Saffron van Zwanenberg, directs 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!

Repertoire – each participant should offer three suggestions of roles and one solo piece that they would like to explore. They will then work on their solo and an ensemble piece, which will be one of their suggested roles, where possible. To ensure that all participants have the opportunity to perform in an ensemble, a suitable and mutually agreeable alternative may need to be chosen.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £70 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.

Course Fee
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B cost.

Accommodation is payable in addition to the Course Fee. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) booked through Jackdaws. Please let us know your requirements when booking on a course.
B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and local Guest Houses, and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes).

Please let us know at the time of booking of any dietary allergies or if you require a vegetarian menu, and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks.
Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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