2.00 – 3.00 warm –up & 1st singing session
3.00 – 3.30 talk on Verdi ‘s operas by Lewis Gaston
3.30 – 3.45, tea break
3.45 – 4.45, 2nd singing session
4.45 – 5.30 cream tea
5.30 – 6. 00 Introduction to Macbeth by Stephen Oliver
An introduction by Lewis Gaston, with Polina Gerasimenko at the piano
Split into the various voice groups of soprano, alto, tenor and bass, here Lewis directs the bass section in a particular passage.
Choruses were carefully chosen by Lewis to provide varied and contrasting challenges for the participants.
In all four excerpts were chosen from four Verdi operas. Nabucco -
Stephen Oliver having been introduced as the Stage Director for the production of Macbeth guides us through the characters and the intricacies of the plot
A ‘cream tea’ in the second break provided an opportunity to sample a number of home-