Barefoot Opera is all about training – on many levels and in many situations. See our video below to sample our unique offer.

We offer training for singing professionals, and for members of the community with no prior experience.

If you are a young singer trying to get into the profession or into postgraduate courses, Barefoot Opera has several options for you. Equally, we can be found workshopping with amateur choirs and drama groups, as well as in schools and a range of community engagements.

You’ll find our upcoming sessions listed below.

Winter and Spring Workshops

Barefoot Opera’s tutors positively enable and support the work that singers are already engaged in, whilst offering fresh insights into the skills of classical singing and integrated movement.

Since we believe that real artistry and satisfaction in our art form is only found by engaging our whole self in the process, we work with the whole body /person in every sense.  We firmly believe that a deeper understanding of how your body and breath work in movement will significantly develop your understanding of your voice, and to this end we have been creating a unique body of work for over fifteen years with our movement specialists.

Vocal workshops
Over a period of twenty years, vocal tutor Jenny Miller ( also Barefoot’s artistic director ) with a consistent and dedicated team, has developed and refined a methodology for liberating sound and freeing expression for classical singers, based on the natural responses of our body and breath.This distinctive approach brings out new  qualities in the participating singers, enriching singers’ expressive palettes, whilst supporting their individual current practice. 

We start with a short group warm-up, followed by a solo spot of 20 minutes duration, depending on numbers. Your own choice of repertoire is supported by a repetiteur, and the active engagement of the whole group. For all these workshops, the outstanding coach and repetiteur Satoshi Kubo will be collaborating with Jenny.
Please wear comfortable clothing and expect to go barefoot. Please let us know in advance of your choice of repertoire, and bring a copy for the accompanist.

Vocal Workshop dates

Tuesday evenings
Jan 30
Feb 13, 27
March 12 and 26

Cost: £20 per workshop

Book workshops here 

What is special about Barefoot Opera’s integrated training?

Barefoot Opera invites you to rethink and deconstruct: to strip opera down to the basics of body, breath, movement, sound. We help you to access what you already have: the tools and resources to improve your whole experience of singing and performing. See the video below to sample our unique offer.

Our training exercises enable you to develop an energised, physical, ensemble approach-  key to facilitating the demands of contemporary directors.

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