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Rediscover, Reconnect, Revitalise

Posted: February 2nd, 2023

A four day Spring course with Barefoot Opera Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 April 2023 inclusiveBarefoot Studio, 93 Endwell Road, London SE4 2NF  and Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Rd,London SE14 5TY

About the Course
‘Rediscover, reconnect, revitalise’ – our four-day Intensive Course in April 2023 offers a chance to reconnect with and explore all the tools you already have at your disposal as a singer and learn some new ones to complement and enhance your power of expression. 

Content of the course
The days begin with group work to differentiate and integrate body, voice and movement
Themed group workshops are then interspersed with individual slots in informal masterclasses, accompanied by our Music staff.

Examples of workshops: 

  • Rehabilitative somatic movement practice, breath and voicework to support singers re-entering the profession after interruption – for example, after Covid, childbirth, injury, or managing ongoing health conditions
  • Playful drama workshops explore how we can use text and intention in our performances as singers.
  • Audition technique workshop examines how to integrate and access our skills in a pressurised setting
  • One day will be devoted to the staging and performing of a pre-agreed operatic aria of your choice.
  • You will be invited to bring at least two other pieces of your own choice to work on during the course.

As well as the above, you can expect to:

  • Find exercises to free up your movement and its communicative power
  • Find exercises to balance your breath and sound, creating optimal personal resonance
  • Develop ways to connect to the space around you with presence and imagination 
  • Receive individual feedback and bespoke consultation

 Tutors 

  • Jenny Miller: Voice & Drama          
  • Penelope Randall-Davis: Voice
  • Lesley Anne Sammons , Nicholas Bosworth, Laurence Panter :  Repetiteurs/Coaches
  • Alexandra  Baybutt: Movement Specialist

Weekly vocal workshops with Jenny Miller

Posted: February 2nd, 2023

Barefoot Studio 93 Endwell Road London SE4 2NF
7-9pm Tuesdays
7 March – 4 April 2023
Max 8 participants per workshop

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.

One day full immersion course

Posted: February 2nd, 2023

26 Feb 2023
10:30 – 5pm
Barefoot Studio
93 Endwell Road SE4 2NF

“A voice means this: there is a living person, throat, chest, feelings, who sends into the air this voice, different from all other voices.”
—Italo Calvino, “A King Listens”

If you are an advanced and passionate classical singer, and want to refresh your whole experience of singing, Penny Randall Davis and Jenny Miller will give you in-depth body, voice, movement and mindfulness in the warmth and safety of Barefoot Studio, London SE4.  Over many years we have been developing alongside our excellent coaches and movement specialists, a holistic approach to sound-making. Our exercises aim to free your voice and body, and de-stress the process of training.  We work with you individually, supporting whatever study you are currently engaged in.