Opera Theatre Guest Artists, Instructors, and Clinicians

“Do You Love Me” from Dirty Dancing, the finale of the show which followed a recreation of the Sull’ aria scene from the movie Shawshank Redemption
“Do You Love Me” from Dirty Dancing, the finale of the show REAL TO REEL which followed a recreation of the “Sull’ aria” scene from the movie Shawshank Redemption

2020-2021

  • Octavio Cardenas, stage director – master classes
  • JJ Hudson, stage director – discussion on opera stage direction
  • Amanda Johnston, coach – master class and German/English diction
  • Linda Lister, stage director, UNLV – Yoga for singers
  • Richard Masters, coach, Virginia Tech – lecture and class on preparation
  • Annalese Starzec – dance instructor
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham – improvisation workshop
  • Susan Williams, University of Alabama – Yoga for singers

2019-2020

  • Matthew von Redlich – stage combat
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham – master class
  • Susan Williams, yoga for singers – University of Alabama
  • Megan Ree Taylor, soprano and stage director – MM, University of Alabama
  • Stacy Searle, actor and stage director – Aurora University – acting classes

2018-2019

  • Libby Larsen, composer, master class on Larsen scenes (in collaboration with the Capstone Song Initiative)
  • Kelley Schoger, Laban Movement – University of Alabama Dept. of Theatre and Dance
  • Nicholas Perna, tenor, master class – Mississippi College (in collaboration with the Capstone Pedagogy series)
  • Drew Baker, acting coach – acting for singers
  • Anne Gabrielle Richardson Henning, soprano, Troy University – master class
  • Chuck Chandler, tenor, Florida State University – pedagogy and fitness lectures
  • Elizabeth Kirkland, director, clown and character workshops – MFA, University of Alabama
  • Matthew von Redlich – stage combat
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham – master class
  • Alison Hollingsworth, dancer – ballet classes
  • Susan Williams, yoga for singers – University of Alabama