LidalNorth



                                                  

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

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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  



UPDATES:

The 2017 LidalNorth International Opera Workshop will take place

JULY 1 - 16, 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!”, Hänsel und Gretel, and Drama Queens & Kings, we are pleased to announce that LidalNorth 2017 will produce Benjamin Britten’s THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA and Stephen Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.


Performance dates:

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC| July 14th @ 7pm

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA | July 15th @ 3pm

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC| July 15th @ 7pm

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA | July 16th @ 3pm

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC| July 16th @ 7pm


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


FACULTY TO INCLUDE:

PATRICIA MCCAFFREY - Voice

MARK SCHNAIBLE - Voice

TORIL CARLSEN - Voice

ELI KRISTIN HANSSVEEN - Voice

JOHN LIDAL - Coach

DAN GETTINGER - Musical director, pianist, conductor, stage director

JAMES DUDDLE - Conductor

HILDE ANDERSEN - Stage Director

NEILL THORNBORROW - Agent

BORIS ANIFANTAKIS - Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

Head of International Opera Studio


Additional faculty to be announced.


Projects:

1.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, by Stephen Sondheim

This will be a semi staged production of the entire piece, performed with piano.

The work will be sung in English.

Musical director, pianist, stage director: DAN GETTINGER


2.

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, by Benjamin Britten

This will be a semi staged production of the entire piece, performed with piano.

The work will be sung in English.

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Please note:

1.

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 lidalnorth@gmail.com


2.

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. 


3.

All participants should expect to be involved in either the Britten or the Sondheim shows. Some participants may have roles in both pieces.


4.

Tuition fee is NOK 9.500, for 16 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.


5.

Domestic transfers, within Norway:

Name account: John Lidal

Mark transfer: LNIOW 2017

Account number: 1201 38 26364


6.

International transfers:

Name account: John Lidal

Address: Sundlandsveien 76, N- 7032 Trondheim

Mark transfer: LNIOW 2017

Name Bank: DnBNor

Address Bank: Stranden 21, Aker Brygge, Norway

Phone number: +47 915 03000

International account number: (IBAN) NO0212013826364.

BIC (Swift-adresse):DNBANOKKXXX


7.

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


8.

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

See links below for suggested budget accommodation. 


9.

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

http://booking.visbook.com/en/371

CITYBOX OSLO - 5 minute walk to Opera house

www.citybox.no

THON HOTEL ASTORIA - 5 minute walk to Opera house

http://www.thonhotels.com/hotels/countrys/norway/oslo/thon-hotel-astoria/

THON HOTEL OPERA - 5 minute walk to Opera House

http://www.thonhotels.com/hotels/countrys/norway/oslo/thon-hotel-opera/

PERMINALEN HOTELL - 5 minute walk to Opera house.

http://www.perminalen.no/Default.aspx?L=GB

SENTRUM PENSJONAT - 5 minute walk to Opera house

http://sentrumpensjonat.no/ENIndex-4350s.html&show=2

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

http://www.cochspensjonat.no/englishindex.html

BJORVIKA APARTMENTS - 15 minute walk to Opera house

http://www.bjorvika-apartments.no/english/

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

http://www.visitoslo.com/en/your-oslo/on-a-budget/accommodation/



AUDITING OPTION:

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

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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