I want to congratulate you on your workshop and say how impressed I am with what you are doing. I came to see Cosi fan tutte expecting a typical pay-to-learn situation. I was amazed at what I saw. The production values you provide for your singers, the musical standards and the general level of care for the art form were on a higher level than some companies that consider themselves professional.
Where else offers an emerging singer the advantage of being in NY and performing a complete role with orchestra? Not a student orchestra, but musicians so proficient that the audience’s attention goes to the stage. Without having to worry about what is going on in the pit, your conductor was able to guide the singers through a role, so they could give their energies to the music and drama. Although many of them have never had the chance to do a complete opera on such a level, you helped them give performances unhindered by technical limitations. I would recommend your workshop without hesitation, and I wish you all the best. It is encouraging to see such a selfless commitment to helping artists achieve their goals.” - Victor DeRenzi - Artistic Director Sarasota Opera If you would like to know more about Maestro DeRenzi click here.