Seattle: Accademia d’Amore
For a couple of summers, I took part in the Accademia d’Amore back when it was based in Bremen, Germany. Now that it’s in Seattle, any young professional on this side of the Atlantic can take advantage of an early music workshop with few peers. (Believe me, it’s worth it.)
The 2011 Accademia d’Amore offers 30 advanced singers, nine continuo players, four dancers and four stage assistants the opportunity to work on musical and dramatic aspects of 17th century vocal repertoire with a faculty of world-renowned specialists. Founded in 1995 by Seattle native Stephen Stubbs, the Accademia has helped many singers and instrumentalists go on to successful careers in Baroque opera in Europe, the US, and Canada. This 10-day workshop will include movement/gesture classes, Baroque dance, group and solo work on operatic scenes as well as private coachings. The week’s activities will lead up to two fully-staged, public performances on the evenings of August 19 and 20 at Cornish College of the Arts.
Learn more: Accademia d’Amore (Pacific Musicworks)