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Opera studies degree to offer vocal skills

12 August 2013, London, UK

Experiencing opera at Rose Bruford
Experiencing opera at Rose Bruford(Photo: Marc Wilson)

The UK's Rose Bruford College will be expanding its Opera Studies degree course through a new partnership with The Associated Studios, offering a practical element for students who wish to study singing. 

Rose Bruford’s unique BA (Hons) in Opera Studies was established in 1997 and is the world’s only distance learning undergraduate programme focusing on opera as a performance art. The Associated Studios, based in Hammersmith, London, was founded in 2007 to offer professional development courses for opera singers, actors and musical theatre performers

Together, Rose Bruford and Associated Studios will offer a practical element for students who wish to develop their vocal skills as part of their Opera Studies degree.  From January 2014 there will be Saturday workshops focusing on vocal technique, performance craft, connexion to text, musical interpretation, character work, style, performance traditions and presentation.

The practical strand is not compulsory. Selected students will have the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent figures in today’s opera scene, including singers such as Sally Burgess, Janis Kelly and Chris Maltman, coaches such as Iain Burnside and Antony Legge, and stage directors including Giles Havergal and James Conway.

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