One World, Many Voices – World Voice Weekend

I am very excited to announce that I am planning events not only for April 16, World Voice Day (which, hopefully, will be very different from last year’s), but for the entire weekend, which I’m calling World Voice Weekend. The theme of WVD this year is “One World/Many Voices” and that will be reflected in these events.

Depending on the state of the pandemic by then, the WVD recital that I have planned for my studio members may not be fully attended, but at this point, I am planning for it to be live. The performance probably will have a limited audience and we will stream it on Zoom. The idea will be that people will sing songs of different genres but the same theme. So if someone is singing the Rossini song, “Il trovatore,” about how they are broken-hearted despite singing songs of love, they may follow it up with Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown.” If someone is singing, “Now is the month of Maying,” she may then sing, “The lusty month of May” from Camelot. I intend to finalize repertoire choices by March 10.

The events for the weekend will be open to be the public (for a price) and will feature workshops, masterclasses, and mini-concerts. The clinicians will include Broadway actors, European pop singers and acting coaches, vocologists, and well-known teachers of Alexander Technique, Yoga, and acting technique. Contracts are being finalized, and as soon as I have them, I will reveal who they are.

Early bird registration will open March 1 – the cost is still TBD. After April 1, the price will increase. Registration will close on April 12 and the limit will be 85 people. My plan is to make the program accessible to those who will benefit from it – but not lose any money on my part. I strongly believe that this program will have a great deal to offer the up-and-coming singer and actor, whether they sing musical theater, classical, or pop.

Stay tuned for more information about the clinicians and artists – full information will be coming very soon!

 

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Christine Thomas-O'Meally, a mezzo soprano and voice teacher currently based in the Baltimore-DC area, has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. As an opera singer and actress, she has appeared with companies such as Charm City Players, Spotlighters Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Opera North, the Washington Savoyards, In Tandem Theatre, Windfall Theater, The Young Victorian Theater of Baltimore, and Skylight Opera Theatre. She created the role of The Woman in Red in Dominick Argento’s Dream of Valentino in its world premiere with the Washington Opera and Mary Pickersgill in O'er the Ramparts at its world premiere during the Bicentennial of Battle of Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County. Other roles include Mrs. Paroo in Music Man, Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, both Hansel and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel, and many roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Her performance as the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha was honored with a WATCH award nomination. Ms. Thomas-O'Meally received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She regularly attends master classes and workshops in both performance and vocal pedagogy, and is certified in all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. Her students have performed on national and international tours of Broadway productions, at prestigious conservatories, and in regional theater throughout the country.

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