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Matthias organises, devises and directs opera workshops for schools and opera companies.

 

Education workshops are an introduction to music theatre and opera with the main themes of a particular work being investigated in a playful way via physical exercises, role play, music making, singing and acting.

 

Typically a workshop team consists of myself as the director, an opera singer and a pianist but the team can be varied with a choreographer or designer, depending on the planned emphasis.

 

Each workshop includes of a forum for questioning the professionals on all aspects of their work.

Workshops can last from a couple of hours to a few days, even resulting in a performance in front of an audience.

 

Participants will always be invited and encouraged to watch a professional production of the opera the workshop was based on.

 

Matthias has directed workshops for children of all age groups, some of them catering for whole families or children with learning difficulties.

 

Workshops can either be set up via an opera company or an arts organisation, or directly by myself.

 

Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements:

 

matthias@matthiasjanser.com

Workshops held:

 

2012 North London International School Porgy and Bess

 

2011 Deutsche Schule, London A Midsummernight´s Dream

 

2009 Deutsche Schule, London Orpheus in the Underworld

 

2008 Deutsche Schule, London Tosca

 

2007 Royal Opera House Fidelio

 

2007 Deutsche Schule, London Fidelio

 

2006 English Touring Opera I Pagliacci

 

2006 Pegasus Opera, London A Midsummernight´s Dream

 

2000 English National Opera Eugene Onegin