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OVERVIEW | MASTER CLASSES | CONCERTS & EVENTS | PARTICIPANTS

IVAI - NYC 2016

IVAI’s master classes are unique in the way they invite the audience in and open up the creative process in new and enlightening ways. This is made possible by extraordinary voice teachers and coaches who share the insight and artistry they have gained in their operatic careers, thereby “passing the torch from one generation to the next.”

Please join us for these unforgettable master classes, featuring many of New York’s finest artists.

MASTER CLASSES (FREE!!!)

Tuesday, June 7
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Simon Saad
Location: 55 West 13th Street
As a regisseur and coach with expert communicative abilities and encyclopedic knowledge of opera, Simon Saad has worked with opera companies on three continents.
 
Wednesday, June 8
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Diana Soviero
Location: 55 West 13th Street
An American soprano of international stature, Soviero is a recipient of the Richard Tucker Award and has sung at many prominent opera houses including La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.
 
Wednesday, June 8
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Bernard Uzan
Location: 55 West 13th Street
As a stage director and producer, Bernard Uzan’s 390 productions have appeared on the stages of more than 100 opera companies throughout the world.
 
Thursday, June 9
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Steven Eldredge
Location: 55 West 13th Street
Eldredge is an Assistant Conductor and distinguished vocal coach at the Metropolitan Opera
 
Friday, June 10
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Djordje Nesic
Location: 55 West 13th Street
Djordje Nesic’s career as a pianist and vocal coach has been highlighted by recital, concerto, chamber, and collaborative performances.
 
Friday, June 10
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Master Class with Sherrill Milnes
Location: 55 West 13th Street
The foremost operatic baritone of his generation, Sherrill Milnes sang more than 650 performances at the Met, including seven opening nights and ten national telecasts. Over his remarkable career, Milnes performed and recorded with Domingo, Pavarotti, Caballé, Sutherland, Sills, Horne, Price, Tebaldi and other fellow luminaries.
 
Monday, June 13
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Ira Siff
Location: 55 West 13th Street
Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast co-host Ira Siff has been a renowned voice teacher and interpretive coach for over thirty years.
 
Tuesday, June 14
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Tom Muraco
Location: 55 West 13th Street
The career of pianist and conductor Tom Muraco has included sensitive accompaniment in concerts with scores of the world’s leading opera singers.
 
Wednesday, June 15
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Dr. Daniel Kuhn
Location: 55 West 13th Street
Board-certified psychiatrist Daniel Kuhn is a leading expert in empowering singers to achieve optimal performance by helping them overcome obstacles such as stage fright.
 
Thursday, June 16
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Christian Sebek
Location: 55 West 13th Street
The powerful voice of lyric spinto tenor Christian Sebek has been hailed on opera stages across the United States.
 
Friday, June 17
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Deborah Birnbaum
Location: 55 West 13th Street
A former pupil of renowned soprano Montserrat Caballé, Deborah Birnbaum is an internationally established teacher with particular expertise in breath technique.
 
Monday, June 20
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Marni Nixon
Location: 55 West 13th Street
Marni Nixon’s career has encompassed opera, chamber and concert work as well as stage and television (winner of four Emmy Awards). She is also known as the singing voice of Deborah Kerr (The King and I), Natalie Wood (West Side Story) and Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady).
 
Tuesday, June 21
Time: 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Master Class with Olga Makarina
Location: 55 West 13th Street
Celebrated Russian soprano Olga Makarina has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, the Kirov Opera and around the world in such roles as Desdemona, Lucia, Gilda, Elvira and Violetta.
 
Tuesday, June 21
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Master Class with Joan Dornemann
Location: 55 West 13th Street
IVAI co-founder and leading coach of the Metropolitan Opera Joan Dornemann brings her extensive experience and insights to young aspiring artists as well as accomplished professionals.
 
   

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