Matthew Rose
Course Leader

Matthew Rose studied at the Curtis Institute of Music before becoming a member of the Young Artist Programme at ROH. In 2006 he made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), for which he received the John Christie Award, and he has since sung at opera houses throughout the world.

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Joan Patenaude-Yarnell
Voice Teacher

Following her debut with the Canadian Opera Company as Micaela in Carmen, this Canadian-born soprano joined both the New York City and San Francisco Operas. She has also sung with opera companies throughout North America and Europe.

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David Syrus
Vocal Coach

David Syrus is Head of Music for the Royal Opera, where he has worked since 1971.

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Eric Melear
Vocal Coach

Conductor and pianist Eric Melear has established an international reputation as a versatile performer, setting high standards for the singers and orchestras he works with. Based in Vienna, Austria, he serves on the music staff of the Vienna State Opera, regularly working with the best singers and conductors in opera, as well as sharing conducting responsibilities for the stage music.

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Louisa Muller
Stage Director

In recent seasons Louisa Muller has made directing debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opera Queensland, and Atlanta Opera.

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Dario Maughelli
Language Coach

Dario Maughelli studied at the Charleroi Institute of Music (Belgium) before becoming a language coaching ( French and Italian) for singers and choir opera.

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