LidalNorth offers vocal training at the highest level.

Each time I go, I leave a better singer.

Lori Guilbeau, soprano

Grand-prize winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera

National Council Auditions, New York




DRAMA QUEENS AND KINGS ! | July 7th @ 6pm

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL| July 8th @ 6pm

DRAMA QUEENS AND KINGS ! | July 9th @ 6pm

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL| July 10th @ 6pm

Workshop and Performances to be held at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo.




This will be a semi staged production, performed with piano, consisting of scenes, arias, duets and trios from operas where royal and aristocratic figures appear !

Repertoire can include, but is not limited to, excerpts from the following operas:

Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Idomeneo, La Clemenza di Tito, Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux, Anna Bolena, Hérodiade, Die Zauberflöte, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Armida, Boris Godunov, Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, Armide, Salome, Pénélope, Les Troyens, Hamlet, Roméo & Juliette, Capuleti e Montecchi, Die Königin von Saba, Dido & Aeneas, Otello, Don Carlo, Aida, Macbeth, Nabucco, Turandot, Lucrezia Borgia, A Life for the Tsar, Prince Igor, Norma, Semiramide, The Tsar's Bride, Partenope, Orlando, Rodelinda, Armida, Pénélope, Les Troyens, Lakmé, Le Roi de Lahore, Roméo & Juliette, Suor Angelica, Alina-Regina di Golconda, Elisabetta-Regina d'Inghilterra, Maria di Rohan, Beatrice di Tenda, and Anthony and Cleopatra.

Singers are encouraged to suggest repertoire choices for this show.

Final selection of repertoire will be made by John Lidal.

Confirmation of repertoire will be given in ample time prior to start of workshop.

Every effort will be made to present each singer in at least 2-3 selections, that is, a solo and a trio, a duet and a solo, a duet and a quartet, etc.  Most likely not every singer will sing a solo, but will be featured as mentioned.



A semi staged production, performed with piano, and a conductor.

The opera will be sung in German.

LidalNorth International Opera Workshop was created by John Lidal.

The mission of the program is to provide a comprehensive program for singers at an advanced level, including: vocal technique, vocal coaching, and body and movement coaching, masterclasses, and performance opportunities.

We believe that through hard work and careful planning, we can make LidalNorth a program that spotlights international talent and helps them on their way to operatic careers on the international stage.

Lidal North International Opera Workshop will continue to be a program in which singers, teachers, and supporters will feel proud to participate. We know we can provide the highest quality-training and performance opportunities to the finest young singers in the world - truly the up and coming opera stars of the future.

John Lidal

Artistic Director

LidalNorth International Opera Workshop



The 2016 LidalNorth International Opera Workshop will take place JUNE 26 - JULY 10, at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway.

We will be offering voice lessons, masterclasses, production work, and performance opportunities. 

Following the previous years' successes of Dialogues des Carmélites, Il Trittico, Cendrillon, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, “Back to Broadway!”,

we are pleased to announce that LidalNorth 2016 will produce Engelbert Humperdinck’s ’s HÄNSEL UND GRETEL and ‘DRAMA QUEENS AND KINGS !’, a show consisting of scenes, as well as arias, duets and trios from operas where mythical and historical royal and aristocratic figures appear.

There will be two performances of each show. The performances will be held at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, at the following times:

DRAMA QUEENS AND KINGS ! | Thursday July 7th @ 6pm

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL| Friday July 8th @ 6pm

DRAMA QUEENS AND KINGS ! | Saturday July 9th @ 6pm

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL| Sunday July 10th @ 6pm

Please note:


A pre-screening application and audition via 1 soundtrack sent by e-mail, are required for all first-time participants unless notified otherwise by a member of the LidalNorth Faculty. 

To receive an online application form, email


Because Master classes and lessons are one-on-one, registration will be limited to the number of available slots. 

Please apply early. 

Alternatively, please let us know as soon as possible even if you are still unsure, but think that you might want to come. This way, we can keep you in mind, and be able to plan accordingly. 


All participants should expect to be involved in either the Humperdinck opera, or the Drama Queens and Kings !  show.


Tuition fee is NOK 9.500, for 15 days of instruction.

One fee for all.

See account details below. 

Scholarships are not available.

Payments are refundable ONLY in the unlikely event of the cancelation of the workshop.


Domestic transfers, within Norway:

Name account: John Lidal

Mark transfer: LNIOW 2016

Account number: 1201 38 26364


International transfers:

Name account: John Lidal

Address: Sundlandsveien 76, N- 7032 Trondheim

Mark transfer: LNIOW 2016

Name Bank: DnBNor

Address Bank: Stranden 21, Aker Brygge, Norway

Phone number: +47 915 03000

International account number: (IBAN) NO0212013826364.

BIC (Swift-adresse):DNBANOKKXXX


Singers must provide their own transportation to and from Oslo, as well their own  housing. 


Oslo is an expensive city. Booking your accommodation early may reduce these costs. 

See links below for suggested budget accommodation. 


Please check distance to the opera house, where we work, before booking.  

The address of the opera house is Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, N - 0150 Oslo.

P-HOTELS OSLO - 12 min walk to Opera House

CITYBOX OSLO - 5 minute walk to Opera house

THON HOTEL ASTORIA - 5 minute walk to Opera house

THON HOTEL OPERA - 5 minute walk to Opera House

PERMINALEN HOTELL - 5 minute walk to Opera house.

SENTRUM PENSJONAT - 5 minute walk to Opera house

COCH’S PENSJONAT - 25 minute walk (10 minute on tram) to Opera house

BJORVIKA APARTMENTS - 15 minute walk to Opera house



This option is particularly meant for students who want to become teachers.

You would here be welcome to come for the entire period and watch Ms McCaffrey’s voice lessons. You would also be given the opportunity to have one session yourself with Ms McCaffrey. This session you could use by asking Ms McCaffrey any questions you might have, also you could sing something for her, and she will explain further what she is looking for, and show you how best to get it.

Fee for this is option is: 3000 NOK