Antipodes Tour 2018: Australia

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  • 7th Season in Australia

Melba Opera Trust: Sydney
at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)

  • Acting and Movement Techniques for Singers
  • Arias and Action: Audition Coaching

Pacific Opera: Sydney

  • Acting and Movement Techniques for Singers
  • Arias and Action: Audition Coaching
  • Directing Opera

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Sydney

  • Acting and Movement Techniques for Singers
  • Arias and Action: Audition Coaching

On behalf of everyone – scholars and staff – I would like to thank you for bringing all of your expertise and enthusiasm to our program. It has been, as always, a very challenging and stimulating week for the scholars who appreciate this kind of work so much, I know. They have been fulsome in their praise of your teaching and clear about how much they have learnt… Bruce Raggatt, Programme Coordinator: The Melba Opera Trust

My day ended with a mind-blowing, enlightening and fun coaching session with director, Chuck Hudson, who is so brilliant at showing you that even within a 6 minute aria you can create a scene, a story and a dramatic intensity that supports the music and communicates the text. -Adrian Tamburini, Bass: Opera Australia

It was fantastic to listen to your ideas from the piano and hear the effect it had on these young singers…such a wonderful opportunity for them (and me on the sidelines!) -Kate Johnson, Coach-Accompanist: Opera Australia

Thank you so much for the clear, generous, transformative and astonishing work that you engendered during this visit. You leave many fans. -Simon Kenway, Pacific Opera

Just want to say a heartfelt big thank you to Pacific opera for enabling me to have that coaching..it was the best singing coaching/experience I have had in a seriously long time. Many thanks  -Kate Wilmont, Soprano

Thanks so much for everything you have done with us this week – a few eye-opening experiences for some of them, and so much positive feedback. Thank you. This has truly been the highlight of our program this year.  -Pamela Andrews, Operations Manager: Pacific Opera

I just wanted to send a big thank you to P.O. for subsiding and coordinating private lessons with Chuck Hudson. Chuck brought such incredible dramatic nuance to the texts we worked on. His ability to illuminate rich and expressive subtexts helped me to expand my thinking about characterisation.  He has demystified audition and recital presentation for me in a way that I’m sure will effect every performance I give from now on. I have not experienced this kind of coaching before. It has highlighted for me that every singer can be connected with text and context in a way that enables their best performance, regardless of the setting in which they are performing. I really appreciate that P.O. saw it fit to give everyone the opportunity to work with Chuck at this level. Thank you for your support and mentorship of us all.  -Rebecca MacCallion, Soprano 

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