Meet the 11 students enrolled in the inaugural Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop, a new initiative from the Heifetz International Music Institute expressly for aspiring and emerging professional singers who wish to deepen their understanding of Baroque music and style. Heifetz Baroque adds an exciting new dimension to the Institute’s teaching philosophy that artists express their individuality not only through technically and intellectually robust music-making, but also through emotional and even physical engagement.
The inaugural program will be directed by David Stern, Music Director of the acclaimed Paris-based studio and company Opera Fuoco, Chief Conductor of the Palm Beach Opera, and director of the Shanghai Baroque Festival. Principal vocal instruction will be led by soprano Dominique Labelle, Professor of Voice at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University renowned for her interpretations and teaching of the works of Handel, Mozart, and Bach.
These 11 singers will be supported by a cadre of faculty instrumental artists and students enrolled in the Heifetz Institute’s summer program, who will participate in the rehearsals and a culminating public performance of scenes and arias from Baroque operas. This final concert will take place on July 9 in the iconic Blackfriars Playhouse of Staunton’s American Shakespeare Center, the only replica in the Western Hemisphere of Shakespeare’s Elizabeth-era indoor theatre in London – BUY TICKETS HERE for this one of a kind event.