Opera for Peace Masterclass
Opera for Peace

Lawrence Brownlee & Brian Jagde Masterclass

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Created to promote cultural understanding across continents, Opera for Peace works to develop the next generation of opera professionals to become ambassadors of important values, acting as a positive influence on society and future generations. During a week in April 2024, Opera for Peace brought together a diverse group of emerging artists from across the globe at the Villa Medici in Rome to learn from each other and from a selection of their artist Ambassadors, some of the greatest artists of today. This film features six singers who followed masterclasses with Opera for Peace Ambassadors and tenors, Lawrence Brownlee and Brian Jagde.

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a tenor on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (New York Times). Heralded internationally as an artist with ‘a remarkable future’ (Opera World), American tenor Brian Jagde has a celebrated career on the world’s leading opera stages. In the 23/24 season Brian returned to Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera as Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La forza del destino, followed by his house debut in Cavalleria rusticana at Teatro alla Scala.

Artists

In order of appearance:
 

Tenor
Víctor Jiménez Moral (Spain)
Soprano
Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué (France/Martinique)
Soprano
Celine Mun (South Korea)
Soprano
Khayakazi Madlala (South Africa)
Baritone
Maxim Lisiin (Russia)
Mezzo-soprano
Hannah Jones (USA)
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Tenors and Opera for Peace Ambassadors
Lawrence Brownlee
Brian Jagde
Pianist and Opera for Peace Artistic and Musical Advisor
Kamal Khan
Pianist
Naoki Hayashi
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