MUSIC 11AX an operatic play:
Mozart’s 7 Deadly Sins Marie-Louise Catsalis and Nova Jimenez
This course is centered on the operatic repertoire of W.A. Mozart (1756-1791). Students of singing and acting will learn scenes from some of the world’s most loved operas. Simultaneously they will develop their own play to be performed at the end of the course. This play will be linked to the Mozart operatic scenes studied, and the finished product will be a continuous narrative. Similarly, the instrumentalists will prepare an “overture” by Mozart appropriate to the enrolled ensemble (i.e. duo/trio/ quartet etc.). They will then put their arrangement skills to the test as they adapt the music of the opera scenes to their particular ensemble.
Marie-Louise Catsalis is a conductor, vocal coach, and keyboard accompanist (piano and harpsichord). Initially trained as a pianist, she completed a graduate opera repetiteur’s course at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1993. Thereafter, she began to specialize in
vocal music of the Italian Baroque and completed the Master of Music degree at the University of New England, Australia, in 1998. She went on to doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia, which focused on the serenatas or occasional vocal music of Alessandro Scarlatti (degree conferred 2005). More.
Nova Jimenez, soprano, holds a B.M. from University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and an M.M. from New England Conservatory of Music. Nova has performed with The Redwood Symphony, San Jose Symphonic Choir, Stanford Symphonic Chorus,
ArtsPower National Touring Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, West Bay Opera, Mission City Opera, Capitol Opera Sacramento, Jarvis Zarzuela Conservatory, and the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program (Greve in Chianti, Italy). As a soloist, Nova has won several awards including, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Sacramento Symphony and Stockton Symphony Young Artist Award. She is member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and ASCAP. Nova’s teaching experience includes a lectureship at the University of California, San Diego. She has taught voice, drama, and dance at Scripps Performing Arts Center; Scripps Dance Centre; Performing Artists at Lincoln School; Steinbeck Middle School; and Theatre Fun. Nova is currently a lecturer at Stanford University. More.
Photo Credits This page: Michael Silverman, SiCa Student Photographer 2010-2012 Portrait of Nova Jimenez by Lisa Keating
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