Master Class – A Play Reading with Singing


Master-ClassIn 1971 and 1972 the greatest and most tragic of the 20th century’s operatic divas, Maria Callas, known as “La Divina”, gave a series of celebrated master classes for singing students at the Julliard School of Music in New York.

It was on these masterclasses that award-winning playwright Terrence McNally based his 1996 Tony Award-winning play Master Class. In the play Maria Callas reveals her very soul to her singing students, inspiring them with her passion and commitment.

In a unique presentation, the Elder Hall Masterclass series brings to the Elder Hall stage this masterpiece for one performance only, directed by Independent Theatre’s acclaimed director Rob Croser, with a cast of experienced actors and singers led by Kathryn Fisher, who will read the part of Callas.

Past and present Elder Conservatorium voice students, who have successful careers in the theatre, including Jessica Dean, Michaela Burger and James Nicholson complete the cast of Master Class accompanied by Mark Sandon. Music is by the world’s great operatic composers Verdi, Puccini and Bellini.

Master Class, by Terrence McNally
When: Sunday 16 June 2013 at 2.30pm
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide
Tickets: $10 at door.
Bookings: Phone 8313 5925 or email [email protected]


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