The CASTELS are in full swing in New York! Nico's next two
volumes to be published in his Opera
Libretti Series are: Miscellaneous German Opera Libretti
which includes: Hansel und Gretel, Fidelio, Der Freischutz,
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Der Fliegended Hollander, Lohengrin,
Tannhauser and French Opera Libretti Volume III which includes:
Les Troyens, Louise, Don Quixotte, Les Huguenots, Le Prophete,
Cendrillon. Nico continues to be on the faculty of The Juilliard
School of Music in New York and is in his 35th year at the Metropolitan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nico's private classes are being offered through the newly
York Opera Studio, now in its second year. These classes
are: The I.P.A. De-mystified, Spanish Lyric Diction and Vocal
Repertoire and Opera Role Study.
The ever popular Making It Professional master class with both
Nico and Carol Castel is also being offered through the NYOS.
Carol Castel has finally brought her workshop: Acting, Artistry
and the Creative Process for Singers to New York through the
NYOS. This class was originally offered by the Opera NUOVA program
in Edmonton Canada by Ms. Castel in 1999 and has been developed
over the past 6 years into the only class of its kind. Singers
explore not only acting and performance craft but learn how
to identify and develop the artist within and how to make artistic
choices in their singing.
Ms. Castel continues her Voice Studio and Private Coaching
both in New York and San Francisco. In addition to Opera Directing
she is also the founder and General Manager of the newly established
New York Opera Studio.