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  • with Lynne Dawson
  • Tuesday 24 March 5.00pm - 7.00pm
    Basics of Teaching Singing with Lynne Dawson
    This is a free event - advanced booking advised. Refreshments provided.

    Join Lynne Dawson, Head of Vocal Studies and Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, for an opportunity to discuss vocal development and training of the professional voice user at this interactive workshop. Teachers can benefit from theoretical and practical advice and it will be a great opportunity to network and get to know other singing teachers in the York area.

    This workshop is recommended for singing teachers working with students at Grade 5+ standard.

    Lynne Dawson was one of Britain’s best loved and respected sopranos for more than thirty years. She trained as a translator and interpreter and spent several years in industry before beginning her training as a singer.
    She was very fortunate to work with many conductors and ensembles at the forefront of the Historical Performance movement, including the Deller Consort, the Hilliard Ensemble, John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, and with them made many recordings for most of the major international labels.

    Her career developed to encompass opera, concerts and recordings at the highest international level. She worked with all the major British Orchestras and abroad with orchestras such as the Leipzigewandhaus, the Concertgebouw, San Francisco Symphony, La Scala Milan, Chicago Symphony and Berlin Symphony over many years, in addition to chamber orchestras all over the world.

    Her recordings number more than 80 and include many roles by Handel and Mozart, as well as solo discs of English song and French song and lieder.

    Her operatic roles include Pamina, Zaide, Donna Elvira, Countess, Queen of the Night, Constanze, Aspasia and Vitellia, as well as Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi, leading roles in Handel’s Orlando, Guilio Cesare, Orlando, Hercules and Ariodante, Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio, Iphigenie in Gluck's Iphigenie en Aulide, Mimi in La Boheme, Zdenka in Strauss' Arabella, and Violetta in La Traviata, in opera houses such as Amsterdam, Opera North, Brussels, Paris, and Berlin Staatsoper.

    She has sung many concerts all over the world and particularly with Daniel Barenboim, Frans Bruggen, Marc Minkowski, Zubin Mehta, Carl Maria Guilini, Neville Marriner, John Eliot Gardiner and Christopher Hogwood. Her repertoire encompasses many compositions for soprano and orchestra such as Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs, Ravel's Sheherezade, Berlioz's Les Nuits d’Ete, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven concert arias and Berg's Seven Early Songs and the Lulu Suite, but she has never lost her love of the baroque repertoire.

    Lynne began teaching some 10 years ago. She is a vocal consultant for Yorkshire Young Musicians and has given masterclasses at many summer music festivals, especially in Spain, Japan and Italy. In September 2010, she was appointed Head of the School of Vocal Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and in September 2017 as Head of the School of Vocal Studies and Opera.

    We make every effort to help with your access needs if you require a wheelchair space or have other specific requirements please let us know in advance of your visit. Click here for full details on NCEM access.

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