This Friday, March 5th, an online singing masterclass with famous mezzo-soprano Alice Coote will take place with talented singers from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music: Annija Kristiāna Ādamsone, Diāna Bistere, Jana Lute and Līga Anševica. Anyone can watch the masterclass online through the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page!
Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is regarded as one of the great artists of our day. Equally famed on the great operatic stages as in concert and recital she has been named the ‘superlative British Mezzo’ (San Francisco Chronicle). Her performances have been described as ‘breathtaking in [its] sheer conviction and subtlety of perception’ (The Times and The Sunday Times).
The recital platform is central to her musical life, and she performs throughout the U.K., Europe and the U.S., at the Wigmore Hall (where she has been a resident artist), the BBC Proms, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Lincoln Center NY and Carnegie Hall, among many other prestigious venues.
The Telegraph writes: “[Her voice is] beautiful, to be sure, but, more importantly, it thrills you to the marrow.”
Online participants include Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music students Annija Kristiāna Ādamsone (doc. A. Jankava’s class / accompanist J. Žvikovs) performing Anne’s aria from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and Almirena’s aria from Handel’s Rinaldo, and Diāna Bistere (doc. A. Rūrāne’s class / accompanist V. Rinkule) performing Charlotte’s Letter Scene “Werther, Werther!” from Massenet’s Werther and Dalila’s aria “Printemps qui commence…” from Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila.