The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Masterly Singing  


These master classes and showcases explore aspects of preparation vital to the development of young performers under the guidance of master teachers with diverse backgrounds in stage direction, vocal coaching, and operatic and theatrical performance. All master classes will be hosted as live webinars on our online-learning platform, Thinkific, and will feature all the usual aspects of a master class, including a Q&A at the conclusion of the program.
Registration is now open, and each live webinar will be hosted on the date and time listed. Registered participants will receive further instructions for login and participation in advance of each class.
Registered participants will receive access to revisit each program for 72 hours after the live presentation. 
Master Class: Roméo et Juliette    
SUNDAY JAN 31 3–4:30PM 
Jane Marsh 
The sumptuously romantic score of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette takes center stage as Jane Marsh guides three singers through the musical and vocal nuances of this timeless tragedy. 
 REGISTRATION: $40 Public | $35 Met Patrons, Guild members, and students  
Master Class: Staging Carmen  
Jay Lesenger
Bizet’s Carmen broke new ground in French opera, forming the bridge between the tradition of French opéra comique and 19th-century Italian verismo. Join stage director Jay Lesenger and three singers as he explores some of the staging specifics of Bizet’s Carmen.
REGISTRATION: $40 Public | $35 Met Patrons, Guild members, and students  
Vocal Showcase: Viva Verdi   
Jane Marsh 
Honoring the great Giuseppe Verdi, join Jane Marsh as she explores the composer’s distinctive melodic and vocal hallmarks. The program will feature five singers highlighting Verdi’s innovative works. 
The Vocal Showcase will be pre-recorded and released on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
REGISTRATION: $40 Public | $35 Met Patrons, Guild members, and students 
Master Class: Tenors   
SUNDAY MAY 2 3–4:30PM 
Jane Marsh 
The term “tenor” was created in relation to classical and operatic voices, where classification is not only based on a singer’s vocal range but also vocal weight and color. Join Jane Marsh as she explores three different tenor voices.
REGISTRATION: $40 Public | $35 Met Patrons, Guild members, and students 


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