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Classical Singers' Workshop Series

Master the classical sound & adapt it to early music, art song & opera

  • Starts 22 Oct
  • 175 British pounds
  • Online session

Available spots


Three practical and inspirational workshops to help you master the classical sound and adapt it to singing early music, art song and 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 sessions. With a working singer’s experience of performing a broad range of classical repertoire, Stefan will share practical advice on sound, phrasing and acting. Each session includes 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 start to play with a classical sound. Participants are required to learn a few excerpts of songs and arias in a particular style that we will use to put into practice the tools we will explore. You can sing the songs in any key that is comfortable for you. Sheet music will be emailed to you after you have registered. Early Music Monteverdi, Sì dolce è’l tormento (verse 1) Purcell, Sweeter than roses (first 16 bars) Handel, Lascia ch’io pianga (first 22 bars) ​ Art Song Quilter, Now sleeps the crimson petal Brahms, Feldeinsamkeit (first 8 bars) Schubert, An die Musik (first verse) Fauré, Chanson D’Amour (first 29 bars) ​ Opera 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 10 bars) ​ What you'll learn - How your voice works with an overview of the Estill Model - Chiaroscuro balance for early music, art song and opera (with squillo) - How to bridge the passaggio - Breathing and support - Natural and simple phrasing - Vibrato control - Tongue and lip control for clear diction in English, German and French - How to add ornaments: singing trills and articulating fast runs - How to work together with a pianist and an orchestra - Acting in early music, art song and opera - How to practice these tools moving forward

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