Workshops

Recitative performance with Elizabeth Rowe and Martin Lloyd Evans

Workshop in association with enoa
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Workshop in association with enoa
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 20th April 2018
Operosa, Belgrade, Serbia

Excellence in recitative needs much work on detail and understanding of moving the story forward. 
The conversational quality yet the wealth of interpretation options are learned by good coaching, 
repetition and attention to structure. With guest music director, British opera stage director, Martin 
Lloyd-Evans and coach Elizabeth Rowe, work with singers was concentrated on the importance of 
“knowing and understanding the content of the lines” and “how to bring them to life”. 

The recitatives lead into ensembles; all of which was semi-staged for performance/presentation. The 
workshop was mainly focused on Mozart’s opera on Da Ponte’s libretti. It lasted for 5 days with 
involved 10 to 12 singers, 2 pianists, and 2 stage directors. 

This workshop is part of the enoa cycle of three workshops cycle on Mozart. 

4-11 December 2017 / Discover the workshop Don Giovanni by Ruggero Raimondi at the Escuela 
Superior de Música Reina Sofía. 
11-23 June 2018 / Discover the workshop with Susanna Eken at the Académie du Festival d’Aix. 

Martin Lloyd-Evans 
Opera and theatre director. Martin has directed over 40 productions in the UK and abroad. As well as 
directing both core repertoire and lesser-known pieces for companies such as Opera Holland Park 
and Classical Opera Company. He has worked extensively on new and developed pieces, including 
The Articulate Hand which featured on TEDMED. He holds a part-time post at the Guildhall School 
of Music and Drama – Resident Producer – where he provides a bridge between conservatoire and 
profession.

Elizabeth Rowe graduated from Birmingham University, the Royal Academy of Music and was 
sponsored by the Royal Opera House and the Sir Henry Richardson Award to attend the National 
Opera Studio. Upon leaving the NOS, Elizabeth free-lanced as a répétiteur with Scottish Opera and 
English Touring Opera and then joined the Music Staff at English National Opera from 1997 – 2004. 
Whilst at ENO she worked on numerous productions. Since leaving ENO, Elizabeth has freelanced 
for numerous companies, including: The Royal Opera, Oper Frankfurt, The Canadian Opera 
Company, Glyndebourne, Opera North, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera and British 
Youth Opera. Elizabeth also works extensively with young singers: she has been a regular coach for 
the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at The Royal Opera House, The National Opera Studio, 
the Associated Studios London, the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and 
for Morley College Opera Course. 

Cast was open for: Pianists, Singers, Stage directors

Mentors: 
Martin Lloyd Evans
Elizabeth Rowe
Participants:
Victoria Stevens
Nataša Rašić
Mladen Prodan
Beatriz de Spousa
Adam Rogala
Jasin Rammal Rykala
Francesca Enrica Padula 
Agnieszka Grochala
Viviana Rojas
Jovana Antić
Đorđe Petrović 
Christophe Bornet
Luka Jozić
Boris Papak
Tamara Lorenzo Gabeiras
Jasmin Ković
Luna Murratt