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Ian Rosenblatt OBE
Course Supporter

Ian is a supporter of charitable causes, notably in the field of classical music. He is the founder of Rosenblatt Recitals. In 2013 he launched the Branscombe Festival in Devon, is a trustee of the Susan Chilcott Scholarship Fund for young singers. He also supports a number of other musical causes and a variety of charities and is the owner of Les Aldrich Music Shop in Muswell Hill, one of the oldest music shops in London.

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Giulio Zappa
Vocal Coach

Giulio Zappa was born in Monza in 1971. He studied under the guide of Oleg Marshev, finishing his piano degree with honours at the Conservatory of Novara. At the same time he graduated with honours in Foreign languages and literatures at the Statale University of Milan, with a dissertation upon Russian opera.

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Marco Canepa
Language Coach

Marco Canepa studied Sociology and Flute in Italy, and did his musical post-graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He was Italian coach in the Opera Schools of the Royal College of Music-London and Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1989 until 2006.

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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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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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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 the former Head of Music for the Royal Opera, where he worked from 1971-2017.

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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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