April 30, 2021

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE Online Opera Workshop

On April 26-29, 2021 TOA organized its second virtual opera workshop: "Pelléas et Mélisande" by Claude Debussy. The 4-day virtual workshop examined the opera from several aspects which are crucial in order to analyze, rehearse, and perform the work successfully.

The workshop was open by invitation only to highly-trained musicians who can bring complementary points of view to the workshop discussions, and include vocalists, vocal coaches, and conductors.

Each day included an interactive presentation and studio class, as well as asynchronous assignments. In addition, optional one-on-one coaching was available to participants.

At the end of each TOA opera workshop, participants were able to have a more clear and rich overview of the work, including its architecture, dramatic pacing, historic context, harmonic and orchestration analysis, and the relationship between voices and orchestra. Participants have also identified and overcome conducting technical difficulties found throughout the score.