We are delighted to announce that Frederica Von Stade, one of the most brilliant operatic star of our time will be with us in Phoenicia in August 2015.
Just listen to that! Lisa Daltrius in ” Guide My Feet Lord!”
A yummy espresso drink and a delicious talk about all things operatic! Enjoy tasty tidbits from Mama’s Boy Cafe while you injest tasty bits of information on everything going on at the festival of the Voice. Our artists, conductors and directors will sit down and stimulate you, inform you and entertain you with history, tradition and fun anecdotes about the composers, opera, music, history, performers and more. You will learn and laugh- and what you take away with your caffeine jolt will add tremendously to your appreciation and enjoyment of what you will hear on stage at the festival. Don’t miss the festival’s special Latte Lectures, hosted by the stars of the festival.
Friday, August 1
10am- free event
Guests: Frédéric Chaslin ( Composer), P.H.Fisher ( Librettist) and Eric Einhorn ( Stage director and Co-founder of Opera On Site.)
Saturday, August 2
10am- free event
Guests: Beth Greenberg , Elizabeth Scott about the ” Barber of Seville”, Rossini and Beaumarchais.
Sunday, August 3
10am- free event
Guest: Brian Asawa, world acclaimed counter tenor: “The Art of The Castrati”.
“In the first stage of the project, five 13 year olds made drawings of their vision of what should be on the banner. We agreed that the fan design, created by Hominy, best portrayed the spirit of this year’s festival. With my guidance, Hominy and Alexandra enlarged and painted the image on a large piece of foam core at the scale of the banner. For me, it was challenging and rewarding to watch these young people create designs, try different color schemes, and make the final decision of which one we’d use to hang on Main Street, Phoenicia, for the Festival. In the process, they learned about color, mixing paints, and methods of applying it on the surface. The kids came through with flying colors with a bright and beautiful banner that can be seen all the way down the street. I am happy to have been a part of this project and I applaud them.”
Fenner Osmond Friedman
The Catskills Academy for Performing Arts is the latest program of the Phoenicia Festival of The Voice Foundation.It represents the educational departement of the Foundation and has for mission to promote the human voice and in general the performing arts as an instrument of peace, healing, artistic expression, and self enrichment by presenting world class educational programs from technical, administrative, production aspects of the performing arts to artistic disciplines and performances of opera, song, poetry, baroque music, world music, contemporary choral and instrumental music as well as Theatre pieces and the Dance.
CAPA is intended to also serve as an “economic engine” for the greater Catskills community. That is: To place Phoenicia on the map as a major year round cultural destination for people from local communities, the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond.
All year round, CAPA offers programs for the community, developing like this the audiences of the future and sharing the joy of performing arts to the dilettante , bonding members of the community together but essentially has the mission to serve and encourage the next generations of talents and young professionals.
CAPA will develop and add additional programs as it continues to grow within the primary purposes driven by our primary mission.
Finally, CAPA hope to establish itself as an important cultural institution in the North East, support the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice on request and serve also, as said earlier, as a significant player in the Ulster County, NY economy.
The Catskills Academy of Performing Arts
More info later…
Friday, February 21st 2014.
appointment only, send resumes , pictures to info@phoeniciaVoicefest.com or check form at http://www.catskillsapa.org/#!form/c1ru5