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Vienna Singing Holiday

with
Janis Kelly
Heralded as a “singing actress of near genius” (Sunday Times) who “has such natural grace and emotional eloquence that she cannot fail to touch the heart" (Independent) Janis Kelly continues to be a regular soloist in major opera houses and concert halls around the Globe. Acclaimed internationally for her role as Mrs. Nixon in Nixon in China by John Adams, (London, Athens, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam) and the MET in New York, with live world Cinema relay. Janis has sung over 30 productions at ENO and major roles worldwide including the ROH, LA Opera, Opera de Toulouse, and Opera North. Recent and forthcoming roles are in operas by Mozart, Rossini, Britten, and Bell. Janis returns to the MET in 2018 in Marnie by Nico Muhly. Janis originated the title role in Rufus Wainwrights opera Prima Donna  (Manchester, London and U.S. and Canada) and recorded it with Deutsche Gramophone. She appears in several DVDs, Films for channel 4  and in opera and song with Chandos, TER, and Hyperion as well as all the award-winning series Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour for ITV and recorded on Virgin Classics.
 
Recently appointed Chair of Vocal performance at the RCM Janis been teaching singing privately and at the RCM alongside her performing career for over eight years. Her studio includes eminent singers and students here in the UK as well as in the USA and Europe. Among them are Sarah Jane Brandon (Kathleen Ferrier winner 2009, Salzburg young artist, Operalia finalist),  Soraya Malfi (ROSL winner, Mozart and Ferrier second prize) now singing at ENO, ROH, Vienna Staats Oper, and Aix en Provence.

 
What's included...
  • Return flights on British Airways (economy) to Vienna
  • 3 nights in the sumptuous 5-star Hotel Imperial
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners (lunch and dinner with wine, water and coffee)
  • Rehearsal space and a pianist
  • All church, museum & gallery entry tickets
  • Tuition from Janis Kelly and the support of a tour manager
  • Transport by luxury coach, as the itinerary requires
  • All tips and taxes
Hotel
Imperial Hotel
Getting about
Participants should be reasonably fit. There is a significant amount of
walking, standing and use of stairs.
Highlights
The Vienna State Opera sits on the boulevard that encloses part of Vienna and is indisputably one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Built in1869 by the architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll, it offers its international audiences top-caliber music theater on 300 days of the year.
A significant amount of teaching time with Janis Kelly who will help bring out the best of your voice. 
The December 2018 programme has not yet been announced. We will notify you of the opera performances available on this tour once they are published.
Is singing your secret passion? Or are you just inquisitive to see if there is more voice there? Or have you’ve never dared try? Then we offer a safe place  for you to open up. Everyone has their own, unique, sound and Janis will guide and entice you at your own level to take steps towards a more confident approach. You will learn some technical elements, both vocal and physical, which will offer opportunities for you to develop as a singer.
 
However, mainly its about your journey and the challenges you are willing to face and conquer. For some, delving into the unknown and facing fears will be the challenge.However, it is vital and possible that by doing either we are able to learn from each other. The short concert at the end is about your own individual journey. 
 
You should offer a choice of three songs or arias, one of which will be chosen in advance by Janis as your piece to be worked on during the masterclasses. This can be from classical music, opera repertoire or classic musical theatre in Italian, English, French or German. Knowing your piece by heart will mean you can really learn how to perform it and take it to another level. If you come with a friend, you may also choose a duet.
 
Early classes will deal with aspects of posture, articulation, vowels and laryngeal position along with exercises for warming up and stamina. Approaching technical excellence will apply to all classes.  This will lead on to delving into text and context and conjuring up an atmosphere through imagination, courageousness, openness, honesty and good humour. Yes, it can be great fun too!
 
There will have time to discuss the Opera performance we will attend. Then we will go through the style of singing particular to the composer and the relative time period. We will discuss the different voice categories and characters and why we may have been drawn to a particular singer. How does the production affect us?
 
Janis will also share her professional experiences with you and give you an insight into a classical singer’s life, with opportunities to ask questions. This experience should be like opening the door to your singing soul, to yourself, to the unexpected.
After arriving in Vienna we transfer to the beautiful 5-star Hotel Imperial. We lunch together before an afternoon of singing tuition with Janis. Dinner is together at a local restaurant.
The morning is spent under the tuition of Janis Kelly. There is then some free time available for lunch followed by a behind the scenes tour of Vienna State Opera House. Further singing practice precedes an early dinner, prior to this evening's opera performance.
The morning is spent under the tuition of Janis Kelly. There is then some free time available for lunch and to explore Vienna. Further singing practice precedes an early dinner. We may attend an opera this evening
After breakfast, and hotel check-out, the morning is devoted to further singing practice with Janis. We lunch together, before your concert performance. There is then a little time to tour Vienna before our return to London.
We have reserved superior double rooms for single use and deluxe twin and double rooms for two-sharing at Hotel Imperial. For room upgrades, please contact us for a quote.

Flights - If you would like to fly BA Club class, please contact us and we will provide a price for the upgrade.

Travel advice - Please refer the Foreign Office's website to make sure you are comfortable with the travel advice they provide for the destination(s) you are visiting. www.fco.gov.uk 

Singing ability - singers of all levels are welcome to join this singing master class. The idea is that everyone will improve their singing voice and that it is an interesting, fun and enjoyable holiday too!

Non-singing holiday companions may sign up to the Vienna: Festive Delights tour which runs simultaneously, which will be advertised shortly.

Prices
Classic double for sole occupancy £2,820 (£2,630 without flights)
Deluxe double for sole occupancy £2,910 (£2,720 without flights)

2 sharing a classic room £2,550 per person (£2,360 without flights)
2 sharing a deluxe room £2,590 per person (£2,400 without flights)
 
with
Janis Kelly
Heralded as a “singing actress of near genius” (Sunday Times) who “has such natural grace and emotional eloquence that she cannot fail to touch the heart" (Independent) Janis Kelly continues to be a regular soloist in major opera houses and concert halls around the Globe. Acclaimed internationally for her role as Mrs. Nixon in Nixon in China by John Adams, (London, Athens, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam) and the MET in New York, with live world Cinema relay. Janis has sung over 30 productions at ENO and major roles worldwide including the ROH, LA Opera, Opera de Toulouse, and Opera North. Recent and forthcoming roles are in operas by Mozart, Rossini, Britten, and Bell. Janis returns to the MET in 2018 in Marnie by Nico Muhly. Janis originated the title role in Rufus Wainwrights opera Prima Donna  (Manchester, London and U.S. and Canada) and recorded it with Deutsche Gramophone. She appears in several DVDs, Films for channel 4  and in opera and song with Chandos, TER, and Hyperion as well as all the award-winning series Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour for ITV and recorded on Virgin Classics.
 
Recently appointed Chair of Vocal performance at the RCM Janis been teaching singing privately and at the RCM alongside her performing career for over eight years. Her studio includes eminent singers and students here in the UK as well as in the USA and Europe. Among them are Sarah Jane Brandon (Kathleen Ferrier winner 2009, Salzburg young artist, Operalia finalist),  Soraya Malfi (ROSL winner, Mozart and Ferrier second prize) now singing at ENO, ROH, Vienna Staats Oper, and Aix en Provence.

 
Imperial Hotel
The building which now houses the Imperial Hotel was designed by architect Arnold Zenetti with a Neo-Renaissance facade in 1863 as the city palace of Duke Philipp of Württemberg and his wife, Maria Theresa. Its original name was Palais Württemberg. The building was transformed into a hotel in 1873 and today, the Hotel Imperial is, perhaps, Vienna's most exclusive five-star hotel. It is conveniently located on the Ringstraße, close to all the museums, galleries and the Vienna State Opera.

 
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