FAVA 2020 in France

May 26 to June 30

(subject to change by a few days)

Voice and Interpretation

Hubert Weller, Bass-baritone

Born in Montreal, Canada, the French-German Bass-baritone studied voice at the Conservatoire d’Aix en Provence, then at the CNIPAL in Marseille, and acting at the Cours Florent in Paris.He made his debut in the French capital in 1988 at the Comédie Française as an actor-singer in Esther by Racine and also in La Cagnotte, a vaudeville by Labiche. Other appearances in various operas and operettas followed during six years with the Company Opéra Eclaté, touring in France and Spain.He has sung more than a numerous different roles in many Offenbach’s operettas in Paris with the Philipppe Ermelier Company. For 25 years, he is also a successful singing teacher, working with singers from various horizons: opera, baroque music,operettas, melody, musicals, but also from the Moulin Rouge and the Lido.

William Lewis, Tenor

FAVA President William Lewis was a heralded leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1957 to 1992. Renowned internationally at Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; Vienna Staatsoper; Hamburg Staatsoper; Opera de Paris; San Francisco Opera; and the festivals at: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto Italy, Spoleto USA, Wexford, Ireland and Amsterdam.

 

He is a distinguished professor of the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas and the president of FAVA.

William Lewis was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.

 

For more information, please visit WILLIAMLEWISTENOR.NET

Master Class Guests

Isabelle Aboulker, Composer

Isabelle Aboulker was born in 1938 into a family of artists and musicians. Her grandfather Henry Fevrier was a renowned composer and student of Massenet, Faure and Messager. Her father Marcel Aboulker was a cinematographer and writer. She studied piano, accompaniment and composition at the  Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, while composing for the cinema, theater and television. Early in her career she decided to dedicate her time to collaboration with singers, as the heiress of French Art Song tradition.
isabelle-aboulker.com

Anne Grappotte, Pianist Coach

Mrs Grappotte is a Professor of Vocal Accompaniment at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she teaches art song repertoire to pianists and singers. She worked in master class with Christa Ludwig, Gerard Souzay, Regine Crespin.She has taught French art song in the Musikhochshule of Vienna, the Hochschule für Musik of Frankfort, the Northern Royal College of Music of Manchester and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
 

Stage Director

William Lewis

FAVA President William Lewis was a heralded leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1957 to 1992. Renowned internationally at Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; Vienna Staatsoper; Hamburg Staatsoper; Opera de Paris; San Francisco Opera; and the festivals at: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto Italy, Spoleto USA, Wexford, Ireland and Amsterdam.

 

He is a distinguished professor of the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas and the president of FAVA.

William Lewis was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.

 

For more information, please visit WILLIAMLEWISTENOR.COM

Pianists

TBA