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Classical Singers' Workshop: Opera

  • Starts 3 Dec
  • 70 British pounds
  • Online session

Available spots


Today’s opera singers need to know how to create a real, credible character on stage. They need to have excellent diction and make the bravest colour and dynamic choices all while having an acute awareness of what the orchestra is doing. This practical and inspirational workshop will help you to master the classical sound and adapt it to singing opera. We will do this in the context of Estill Voice Training, a revolutionary vocal development program that offers classical singers unique, precise tools to continuously balance, modify and control their voices throughout their career.  ​ Led by professional opera singer and voice teacher Stefan Holmström, it is a safe space for learning and experimentation with opportunities for individual coaching throughout the session. With a working singer’s experience of performing operatic roles in different languages at both traditional and unexpected venues, Stefan will share his passion for opera and his experience as a performer and musician, including practical advice on sound, phrasing and acting. As part of an overview of the Estill Model, we will identify and explore the vocal structures that play an important role in classical singing. This will give you a deeper understanding of how your voice works and how you can produce an opera sound. ​ Before the workshop, participants will need to learn one or all of five sections of operatic arias which we will use throughout the session to put into practice the tools we will explore.  The songs are: Soprano: Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Omio babbino caro (first 20 bars) Mezzo: Bizet, Carmen, Habanera (first 12 bars) Tenor: Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore, Una furtiva lagrima (first 8 bars) Baritone: Mozart, Marriage of Figaro, Non più andrai (first 13 bars) Bass: Mozart, Magic Flute, In diesen heil’gen Hallen (first You can sing the excerpts in any key that is comfortable for you. Please feel free to explore all of them even if they are not usually performed by your voice type. Sheet music will be emailed to you after you have registered. What you'll learn - How your voice works with an overview of the Estill Model - How to create and project an operatic sound - How to develop a chiaroscuro balance with minimal effort - Breathing and support - Natural and simple phrasing - Tongue and lip control for clear diction - Acting in opera - How to practice these tools moving forward Who it's for Classical singers, choral conductors and voice teachers

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation & rescheduling Singing lessons or vocal coaching: 24 hours or more = full refund less £5 or any processing fees​ (whichever is greater) Less than 24 hours = no refund under any circumstances, including illness Workshops, courses or practice groups: 4 weeks or more = 90% refund 1 week to 4 weeks = 50% refund Up to 1 week = non-refundable for any reason

Contact Details

07970 057 660


St Michael and All Angels Church - Community Garden Entrance Powis Road, Brighton BN1 3FU, UK