Antigua y Moderna will be hosting its festival and young artist program (Academy 2020)  online from July 6-12th, 2020. The festival will focus on Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto, with possible other  baroque works (cantatas) if applicants express interest in something other than the opera.  

THE FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE:

- vocal instruction (two 60-minute sessions)

- complete role coaching, including customized ornamented arias for every aria of your role

- Italian diction instruction 

- complete translation sent to the singers, including breakdown of grammar 

- lecture on Handel oratorio and opera

- complete recordings / backtracks (piano for orchestral music / harpsichord for recitatives)

FACULTY (click name for more) 

Dr. Kristin Ditlow (harpsichord, piano, coach)

Dr. Michael Hix (vocal instructor)

Dr. Andrew Megill (lecture in Handel scholarship and style) 

APPLICATION AND FEES

Tuition for the week (for all of the above) is $300.00. Application fee is $10.00. Applications are due Monday, June 8th. Here is the application form in PDF. 

 

To apply, contact us either by email: antigua.y.moderna.nm@gmail.com or via this website (see Contact).   

To apply, send a video of yourself singing a selection in Italian or English which would be comparable to the role(s) to which you are applying. Videos made with a back-track are very much accepted this year. 

Performances will be recorded remotely and then released serially, similar to a television series. 

Here is the Schedule as of 6/13.

THE ROLES WE ARE CASTING ARE:

Giulio Cesare 

Curio 

Cornelia 

Sesto Pompeo 

Cleopatra 

Tolomeo

Achilla 

Nireno 

We are flexible regarding casting. For example, almost every role listed above can be done by different roles-fachs.

For tenors interested in the program, we are open to also doing a cantata of Handel, J.S. Bach, Rameau, or Telemann.