Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Britten-Pears Programs at Aldeburgh for 2008-09

The Britten-Pears Program at the Aldeburgh Festival has announced their 2008-09 lineup of courses. Here are some of the programs that might be of interest to CPB readers:
  • New Music New Media, May 4-13. Featuring Ian Dearden and Sheppard, course directors, and Jonathan Harvey, composer and guest teacher.
  • Schubert Lieder, July 6-13. This is a duo course for singers and pianists taught by baritone Christian Gerhaher.
  • Italian Opera Arias, July 23-30. A masterclass for singers and repetiteurs featuring renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes that will be covering arias from Rossini to Puccini with a focus on Verdi.
Be sure to check out the Aldeburgh site for a complete listing of programs, as well as their online application form, which also lists audition venues in London, New York, and Amsterdam. The Canadian auditions will be held in Toronto on December 6 and 7.

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