Welcome to our popular masterclass series DIVAS & DONUTS!
While we all enjoy our fancy masterclasses, it’s time to get sugared up and down to work. Potomac Vocal Institute hosts some of the opera world’s most exciting artists in an very informal question and answer/ masterclass setting. Don’t be fooled: just because the class is casual, the work won’t be. These folks are at the very top of their fields and will put you through the paces!
This is a great opportunity to learn from those who are out singing on the great stages of the world and we are grateful that they are here!
Singers will be chosen from the PVI studios, but the events are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend! Fee for singers and attendees is only $20; please register so that we know you are coming!
Our classes take place at The United Church, 1920 G st, NW in Washington DC. Parking is available in local garages and on the street.
Watch this space for upcoming Divas!!!!
Stephen Powell joins us for Divas & Donuts on December 1st, 5pm!!!
Mr. Powell, known equally well for his work on the world’s opera stages and for his concert appearances with major orchestras, has a remarkable gift. His beautiful baritone sound coupled with the force and intensity of his acting make him one of the most solid talents in the field today.
Come meet this extraordinary artist!
The dynamic American baritone Stephen Powell brings his handsome voice, elegant musicianship, and robust stage presence to a wide range of music, from Monteverdi and Handel through Verdi and Puccini to Sondheim and John Adams. Opera magazine has hailed him, writing "the big news was Stephen Powell's gorgeously-sung Onegin: rock solid, with creamy legato from top to bottom and dynamics smoothly tapered but never exaggerated," while The Wall Street Journal lauded his "rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship." In his recent debut in the title role of Verdi's Falstaff, the Washington Times had this to say - "Vocally, Mr. Powell has a dominant, authoritative instrument but capably works falsetto and humorous tics into his routine as well. He is quite simply a marvelous, fully realized Falstaff, which is, after all, what this opera needs....with a Falstaff like Mr. Powell, everything else in the production pretty much falls into place."