Mastercourse Day One
23 October 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD
We are thrilled to welcome the internationally celebrated mezzo- soprano Ann Murray to lead this year’s residential Mastercourse. Each day the students also work with a renowned guest tutor, and observers are free to move between these fascinating sessions.
Mezzo-SopranoAnn Murray was born in Dublin and studied with Frederick Cox at the Royal Manchester College of Music. She has established close links with both the English National Opera, for whom she has sung the title roles in Handel Xerxes and Ariodante and Donizetti Maria Stuarda, and with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where her roles have included Cherubino (Mozart Le nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Mozart Cosi fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Mozart Don Giovanni), Rosina (Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia), Octavian (Strauss Der Rosenkavalier), Child (Ra... Read Full Biography
PianistRoger Vignoles is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished accompanists. In the course of his distinguished career he has collaborated with such leading singers as Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Kathleen Battle, Christine Brewer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Bernarda Fink, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Lott and Sarah Walker. He performs extensively at major venues across the world such as the Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Cologne, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, the Royal C... Read Full Biography
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