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 2018 Lidal North International Opera Workshop will take place

JUNE 23 - JULY 8, at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway.


The program offers voice lessons, coachings, masterclasses, production work, and performance opportunities. 


Following previous years' successes of Dialogues des Carmélites, Il Trittico, Cendrillon, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, “Back to Broadway!”, Hänsel und Gretel, Drama Queens & Kings, A Little Night Music, and The Rape of Lucretia, we are pleased to announce that LidalNorth 2018 will produce Richard Wagner’s GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG and HEROES & VILLAINS.


Performance dates:

HEROES & VILLAINS | July 7th @ 12.30pm

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG | July 7th @ 4.15pm

HEROES & VILLAINS | July 8th @ 12.30pm

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG | July 8th @ 4.15pm


All teaching and performances to be held at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo.


FACULTY TO INCLUDE (Additional faculty to be announced shortly) :

PATRICIA MCCAFFREY - Voice

MARK SCHNAIBLE - Voice

TORIL CARLSEN - Voice

ELI KRISTIN HANSSVEEN - Voice

JOHN LIDAL - Coach

HILDE ANDERSEN - Stage Director

NEILL THORNBORROW - Agent

BORIS ANIFANTAKIS - Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

Head of International Opera Studio



Projects:

1.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, by Richard Wagner

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

The work will be sung in German.


2.

HEROES & VILLAINS

This will be a semi-staged show consisting of scenes, arias and duets from operas where historical and mythical ladies and gentlemen appear. Typical works are, but not limited to: Andrea Chénier, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Der Freischütz, Don Carlo, Don Giovanni, Faust, La Gioconda, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Macbeth, Otello, Pagliacci, The Rake's Progress, Rigoletto, Tosca, Die Zauberflöte, a.o.


Each participant will be performing up to 4 substantial operatic excerpt in this show.


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 Wagner or the Heroes & Villains show. 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 cancellation of the workshop.


5.

Domestic transfers, within Norway:

Name account: John Lidal

Mark transfer: LNIOW 2018

Account number: 1201 38 26364


6.

International transfers:

Name account: John Lidal

Address: Sunnlandsveien 76, N- 7032 Trondheim

Mark transfer: LNIOW 2018

Name Bank: DnBNor

Address Bank: Dronning Eufemias gate 30, N-0191 Oslo, Norway

International account number: (IBAN) NO0212013826364 (Make sure to differentiate between O (capital letter) and 0 (the number) when writing this IBAN.

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/

AIRBNB, OSLO

https://www.airbnb.no/s/Oslo--Norway



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

2017/2018