Claire Booth - 'Reinterpretation and Performance' Vocal Masterclass

Free to attend, no registration required. Students interested in taking part in this masterclass should sign up here.

For this masterclass, bring an operatic aria, song or oratorio excerpt of your choice - and come prepared to work, not only on your voice - but on the composer’s sound world; understanding not only the text, but how and why the composer has set it; not only knowing what you wish to convey to an audience, but realising what the audience receives from you. In this intensely difficult period for the Arts in general - what will make you, as a performer, worth listening to - let’s bring out what is unique about YOUR performance!

'An actor-singer who can raise the dramatic heat as soon as she enters the stage' (Opera Now), 'that most questing, resourceful and intelligent of sopranos' (Daily Telegraph), British soprano Claire Booth has been widely acclaimed for her 'radiant, rapturous, wonderfully nuanced performances” and voice of “piercing purity [and] luscious richness' (The Scotsman). She is renowned for her breadth of repertoire, and for the vitality and musicianship that she brings to the operatic stage and concert platform, with a versatility that encompasses repertoire spanning from Monteverdi and Handel, through Rossini, Berg and Britten, to a fearless commitment to the music of the present day.