Hudson-Hallak “Opera Clinic”

I am happy to announce the return of my successful collaboration with pianist and coach Mikhail Hallak. This month we are offering the first in a series of master classes for the professional singer, designed as focused “clinics” on a particular composer, language, or style. Each master class is limited to 6 singers for a more personal and detailed experience.

In September, in honor of my month in Italy, we are offering The Puccini Clinic.
Prepare an aria from any Puccini Opera and work on it together with Chuck Hudson and Mikhail Hallak.

* Saturday September 25 from 1PM-5PM in NYC

$80.00 per Singer*
Pay in full by September 15th and pay only $70.00.

This is a collaborative master class with Stage Director Chuck Hudson and Vocal Coach Mikhail Hallak–a true marriage of Voice, Acting, and Movement Techniques, creating singing as a consequence of movement, and movement that is nourished by singing, and truthful acting as a consequence of both.

  • Introduction to characterization, music, and style specific to Puccini’s Operas
  • Brief survey and history of verismo as it pertains to Puccini
  • Pitfalls of singing and acting in Puccini Opera
  • A discussion of what each individual wants to improve in their work
  • 30 Minutes of individualized coaching per singer, and 4 hours of participation in one another’s work as observers / commenters

Singing and Acting Techniques are usually presented separately, and it is up to the singer to make them work together. Exploring a genuine Voice-Movement-Dramatic Vocabulary empowers you to become more convincing performers by increasing your corporeal expression, broadening your vocal range, and deepening your ability to make dynamic dramatic choices.

Contact Chuck to enroll.

*Due to limited availability, you must pay for the master class in advance. You may cancel 24 hours after the confirmation email is sent and you will receive a full refund. After that time, a cancellation fee of $20 will be assessed if you cancel before September 15th. There will be NO REFUNDS for cancellations after that date.