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June 2021

ITALIAN OPERA IN CLOSE UP (WEEKEND)

June 11th at 18:30 to June 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Rather than following individual operas we will examine Italian Opera from the standpoint of its main constituents. The voices: sopranos, mezzos, contraltos, tenors, baritones and basses. Recitative, Arias, Duets, Trios, Ensembles, Choruses. Music by Verdi, Puccini and others. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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July 2021

THE KEYS TO MOZART

July 21st at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Mozart favoured particular keys for certain moods and types of piece. C major for majesty (Jupiter Symphony): A major for lyricism (concertos for piano & clarinet): D minor for dark foreboding (piano concerto 20, Don Giovanni final scene and Requiem). Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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August 2021

WAGNER’S “RING” CYCLE

August 16th at 18:30 to August 21st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

RESCHEDULED DATE NOT IN BROCHURE The Ring is unique: Four operas designed as a cycle. Only accomplished once, it took a genius of extraordinary self-confidence such as Wagner. A superb fusion of poetry and sound, an experience enthralling an audience over four long evenings, an art-form like no other. We will investigate its genesis, its writing, and the wonders of its music. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £459 Non-residential: £289

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