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Coachings, Classes and Workshops

Carol Castel will be in San Francisco the last week in January 2003 for a week of master classes and private teaching.

On Thursday, January 30th she will present a Master Class for voice students at the San Francisco Conservatory from 7:30 to 10:00 pm which will be open to the public. Also at the Conservatory, Ms. Castel will be present her two-part workshop, "Creative Process for Singers" on Wednesday and Friday, January 29th and 31st from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Throughout the week she will be available for private teaching and coachings. For additional information or to register contact Carol at nccastel@aol.com or Natalie Wilson at natalie@nataliewilson.com.

The CASTELS are in full swing in New York! Newly published in Nico's Opera Libretti Series are Four Strauss Operas and a third Bel Canto volume containing Italian and French Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini opera libretti. Nico has recently completed Wagner's complete Ring cycle and a volume of Miscellaneous German Opera which will include Hänsel und Gretel, Fidelio, Der Freischütz, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin and Tannhäuser. They are expected to be published by summer of 2003. Nico is in his 33rd season at the Metropolitan Opera and teaching at the Juilliard School of Music.

Remarkably there is still time in the schedule for Nico's Private Coaching which he does either one-on-one in New York, by phone or by cassette tape through the mail. Interested students and professionals should contact him at nccastel@aol.com.

The Spring 2003 "Making It Professional" Weekend Intensives in New York have now been scheduled. Registration is being accepted for both weekends. Carol and Nico Castel combine their experience and expertise to give participants honest evaluations of the strengths as well as the weaknesses of their work and offer the guidance and expertise needed to help each singer bring his/her performance to the most competitive and professional level possible.

Two series of classes are being offered in 2003:

  • The first, the weekend of February 21-23
  • The second, the weekend of March 28-30.

Each weekend intensive includes: a Friday class from 7:00 - 9:30 pm; two Saturday classes, one from 12:00 - 2:30 pm and one from 4:00 - 6:30 pm and a Sunday class from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. To register or for additional information contact Nico or Carol at nccastel@aol.com.

Carol continues her Voice Studio and Private Coaching both in New York and San Francisco. In addition to opera directing she is now General Manager of the newly established New York Opera Studio offering students and professionals a "community conservatory".

On the west coast?

CASTEL-STAPP VOCAL MASTER CLASSES

will return to San Francisco again in 2003
Dates: May 2 - 12, 2003

Two five-session "Making It Professional" workshops with both Nico and Carol are scheduled for early May. Private coaching sessions will be available with both Castels. Singers, coaches, pianists and just plain interested lovers of singing are invited to contact Marcie Stapp at 415-681-7625 for additional information and registration.