Dorin Dougall: Thank you Opera Steamboat |

Dorin Dougall: Thank you Opera Steamboat

I wish to thank Opera Steamboat for the opportunity to participate in the recent, first-ever community master class for community vocalists offered by the organization. This event opened Opera Steamboat’s 2018 Summer Festival.

Adult and youth singers participated in this event. Each singer prepared a vocal piece in advance and presented it to those attending. The vocal pieces ranged from Italian and Russian arias to musical theater and contemporary song. Each singer was then coached for 20 minutes on presentation and technique. This format, typical of vocal master classes, provided the opportunity to learn from both the critique on one’s own singing and the critique offered to the other singers.

Originated and organized by Opera Steamboat’s Administration and Development Director Beth Blaskovich, with vocal coaching provided by Opera Steamboat’s Artistic Director Andres Cladera, the community master class offered a level of experience and professional expertise usually reserved for the career vocalist.

The quality of this master class was excellent and I believe exemplifies Opera Steamboat’s commitment to community outreach.

I look forward to continued participation in all that Opera Steamboat brings to our community, and I encourage fellow community members to check out Opera Steamboat’s world class Summer Festival.

Dorin Leigh Dougall

Steamboat Springs

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