The European Opera Centre offers selected professionals the opportunity to be involved in full opera productions

 

Performing under the direction of well established personalities gives valuable guidance and experience at a start of a career

 

The unusual nature of many of our projects attracts high-level exposure through national and international media, which in turn benefits our artists 

 

 

Past performances

 

Operas

Fleishman Rothschild's Violin 

Shostakovich The Gamblers

Ravel L'enfant et les sortilèges

Donizetti Emilia di Liverpool (1824 version)

Offenbach Un mari  à la porte

Rameau Dardanus (1744 version)
Wolf Ferrari I quattro rusteghi, Il segreto di Susanna

Mendelssohn Die Hochzeit des Camacho

Britten The Beggar's Opera  

Mozart Così fan tutte  (new version)

 

Orchestras

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal 

 

Conductors

Vasily Petrenko, Kent Nagano, Laurent Pillot,

Richard Farnes, Giovanni Pacor

 

stage directors

Bernard Rozet, Elena Tzavara, Ignacio Garcia

OPeRAs

The Falstaff project with Sir Bryn Terfel

There is an opportunity to perform in Verdi's Falstaff with Sir Bryn Terfel in the title role. The principal roles in the opera have now been cast with European Opera Centre singers

The project is underway and lasts until Sunday 26 November 2017 in Liverpool, UK. Falstaff will be performed in a dramatized version with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Vasily Petrenko. It is directed by Amy Lane, Chief Staff Director, Royal Opera, Covent Garden 

Some singers have asked whether they can be involved as Members of the Vocal Ensemble for a reduced period. They will sing in both performances of Falstaff. This reduced period is from 2:00pm on Saturday 18 November to the end of the performance (5:30pm) on Sunday 26 November. Singers taking part receive a Masterclass on How to audition most effectively given by Laurent Pillot. They also receive a bursary of £300 towards their expenses and living costs.  If you wish to apply, complete the application form and send this as soon as possible together with a biography and recording to bairdk@hope.ac.uk

The project will suit singers of high talent starting a professional career in opera and is open to all nationalities. 

All singers and repetiteurs will be selected by Laurent Pillot who founded the Opera Studio at the Bavarian State Opera and was Associate Music Director of Los Angeles Opera working with Kent Nagano and Plácido Domingo; 

This project presents not only a strong learning experience for singers and repetiteurs developing careers, but will enhance their profile. Working on a project with cast members Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rebecca Evans (Alice Ford) will be a very considerable asset to their biography.

All candidates should complete the application process for the performance programme.