FAVA in France
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The curriculum is designed to give young singers the tools needed to succeed in the profession.
The complete French experience ensures a higher level of competitiveness. All singers accepted into the program are guaranteed to perform an entire role because we believe that it is vital for young singers to perform complete roles, rather than scenes or excerpts
All singers are guaranteed a minimum of four stage appearances - Recitals and Opera/Operetta. Roles are assigned upon acceptance to the program.
Weekly lessons with our outstanding vocal faculty. Lessons focus mostly on diction and interpretation. However, technical advice is available if requested by the student.
Coaching focused on the opera production of the year. Each student will focus on his/her role as well as chorus parts if necessary.
Because we believe ther is nothing like real performance to learn about performance, singers are guaranteed a minimum of three stage appearances
With three levels of French, the program concentrates on oral expression, taking advantage of the possibilities that the city of Angers can offer.
Each summer, one or two guest artists are invited to share their knowledge of the French repertoire with our students.
Focusing on art songs and opera arias, our coaches will work with each student to apply advice received during the voice lessons and achieve the best interpretation of the music selections.
A typical day
A typical day begins with voice lessons and coaching (roles and/or art songs), followed by French 1 and 2. The afternoon focuses mostly on staging and coaching, with dialogue coaching in the end of the afternoon. French 3 is proposed as a social encounter, usually after work, around a glass of lemonade (or other), or before work around a cup of tea or coffee.