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Friday 20 October 2017

Workshop will end with Italian baroque opera

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A scene during last year's performance of 'Dido & Aeneas'.
A scene during last year's performance of 'Dido & Aeneas'.

WEXFORD-based musical director Heather Hadrill and singing teacher Marketa Malcova are looking for singers and performers to join them for a 10-day workshop in Prague which will end with them performing in an Italian baroque opera.

'Last year, Marketa and I, travelled there with nine of her Wexford students and joined other international singers, for a 10-day workshop, where Marketa was one of the vocal coaches and I was the director of the opera "Dido & Aeneas",' said Heather.

'After last year's success, we've been invited back to stage "La Dafne" by Marco da Gagliano,' she said.

'We are now accepting applications and audition tapes of auditions for singers - for those who would like to come and sing in the opera,' she said. The deadline is March 18.

It will be a full-immersion course lasting nine to 10 days with three performances at the end of the week involving an international cast, including singers from the Czech Republic, Germany and Hong Kong.

Although there will be daily technical training, there will be full daily schedules of music calls, acting and stage rehearsals to prepare for the performances.

Heather said application forms should be sent to j.vacikova@volny.cz as soon as possible, as the numbners of places on the course are limited.

'We shall send all music materials after we will receive application forms and audition fees. We will require a video recording (or audio and photo) of one piece of your own choice from all participants and two verses of 'Amor ch'attendi' by Giulio Caccini for those who are interested at solo part,' she said.

If anyone requires more information they can call Marketa Malcova on 087 7474676.

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