Werther premiere, Opera Zuid

After a successful premiere last Friday in Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, Opera Zuid tours throughout the Netherlands with Massenet’s Werther. De Volkskrant and Theaterkrant both awarded the production 4 stars, with much acclaim for the production: “Opera Zuid’s …

Werther Work session with Marcel

Leading up to the premiere of Werther, Opera Zuid invited Marcel to give a work session / master class. Marcel coached young singers who performed selections from Werther and he shared insights and anecdotes with the master class participants and …

Dawn Upshaw / The Rake’s Progress / Perfection!

Sometimes I send my students a recording or performance that I think they should hear. This aria from The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky is phenomenal. And Dawn Upshaw sings with absolute perfection. It doesn’t get much better than this. The …