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Making an Opera - A curtain raiser to 'La Fedeltà Premiata'



Making an Opera - A curtain raiser to 'La Fedeltà Premiata'

2018 Opera Season

Royal Opera House and Italian Embassy Cultural Centre in Mumbai in association with Avid Learning, Giving Voice Society, Furtados and The Quarter are organizing a workshop in opera appreciation series with pianist and opera accompanist Mark Troop who will be joined later in the day by special guest speaker Italian opera coach Massimo Taddia. Mark will showcase the practical aspects of actually realising an opera on stage, using the Avid's in-house production, Joseph Hayden's La fedelta premiata as a working example. This is an exciting opportunity for those who have only seen or heard recorded version of opera to experiennce how it comes alive on stage. From production elements to costuming, from musical direction to set design, this workshop will give you a complete behind-the-scene peek into how an elaborate operatic production is conceptualised, painstakingly put together and eventually becomes a live performance on stage. Whether you are an enthusiast, connoisseur or just simply curious, do not miss this rare opportunity to witness an opera coming to life.

Workshop highlights:
Historical production - discover opera in the time of Hayden and Mozart
Contemporizing opera - discover how an 18th century drama is made relevant for the 21st century mumbaikar
Live demonstration of opera techniques with cast members to illustrate their roles (acting vs singing)
Making opera real - Production elements, costuming, set design


About the Artist
Mark Troop
A pianist, broadcaster and writer, is the founder of The Chamber Music Company; a group devoted to creative performance of all types of music. Festival appearances: City of London, Warwick, and Norfolk and Norwich; Mark Troop with cellist Matthew Barley founded the CMC Summer Solstice, bringing together Classical and Jazz in a unique set up, creating “The Ronnie Scotts of Classical Music” (The Guardian). Mark Troop has set up several British Council tours, to India (three times), Spain (twice) and Latin America, including concerts and educational work.Mark Troop taught at the Guildhall School of Music for two decades, and still teaches at Dartington International Summer School and St Paul’s Boys’ School. As a writer he has been published in Musical Opinion, Piano and Musical Performance.

Massimo Taddia
Born in Bologna in 1971, Massimo Taddia graduated in Composition, Piano and Orchestra Conducting at the conservatory “G. B. Martini” of the same town. He attended orchestra conducting masterclasses graduating with maestro Donato Renzetti at Accademia Musicale Pescarese and at the Wiener Musikseminar with maestro Erwin Acèl. Since 2016 he is CEO and artistic director of Opera Line SRL, a private company producing and renting operas worldwide. Among the most recent collaborations developed for Opera Line with others prestigious institutions and opera houses are: Teatro Filarmonico of Verona (Fondazione Arena di Verona, Italy), Accademia di alto perfezionamento lirico of Teatro alla Scala of Milan (Italy), Seoul Arts Center (Korea), Nikikai Opera (Osaka, Japan), Teatro Victoria Eugenia (San Sebastiàn, Spain). From 2017 he’s developing international educational project partnerships with some prestigious Italian opera academy as: Opera Academy of the Fondazione Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Accademia di alto perfezionamento lirico of Teatro alla Scala of Milan and Accademia per l’opera italiana of Verona.


Ticket price: 1000 INR


Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: From 10:00 am To 4:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai

In collaboration with : Royal Opera House,Avid Learning, Giving Voice Society, Furtados and The Quarter

Entrance : With fee


The Quarter, The Royal Opera House, Mumbai