Theatron Novum with the support of RECSO is organising a singing masterclass with soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, one of the world’s most renowned early music specialists. The masterclass will take place at the Somerville College Chapel from 2 to 4pm on the 29th February 2016 and it is free and open to the public (registration required, please click here to register). The repertoire will include dramatic songs and arias by Henry Purcell. The participants will be singers from Theatron Novum’s production of The Fairy Queen which will be on at the Oxford Playhouse in 4th-7th May 2016.
The masterclass will be preceded by a lecture on historical gesture and acting practices given by Professor Tiffany Stern who will discuss what she learned as researcher for Hidden Room Theatre's ‘happy ending’ King Lear. The lecture will be followed by a short practical workshop run by Dionysios Kyropoulos so you can learn some of the gestures for yourselves. This session will take place from 12 to 1pm at Seminar Room 3, Radcliffe Humanities Building (no booking required). The lecture will be followed by lunch.