Opera Playhouse runs workshops and courses for singers of all standards – from community workshops and schools to specialised role coaching for professional and student singers.
Our work in schools ranges from an introduction to opera to more detailed work, such as a fully-staged production of Purcell’s Fairy Queen in three days for Godolphin School.
Our week long courses for professional and gifted amateur singers take place in Tregwynt Mansion, Wales and La Almuna in Andalucia. This intense period allows us to develop productions of particular operas that can then be tailored to any situation. The courses culminate in performances and then tour to professional theatres.
Tutor – DARTINGTON INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL for the past ten years.
First Western European singer to be invited to give master classes at the leading conservatoire in the Czech Republic – the AKADEMIE in Prague.
Adjudicates and examines for London Music Colleges, THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC and TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Worked with the education departments of the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA, GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA, OPERA NORTH and ENGLISH TOURING OPERA.
Workshop leader and teacher at WELSH NATIONAL OPERA, at THE SAGE, GATESHEAD, at THE ANNA SCHER THEATRE and at CALDICOT CASTLE.
Director of productions for Operaplayhouse.
Workshop leader for the Samling Foundation.
Karl has formed THE SINGING CLUB, a social singing group for adults. www.singingclubber.co.uk