Two More Great Singers – Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi
The second in a series of day schools in which we explore the careers of great singers, focusing on this occasion particularly on the Italian bel canto repertoire, the operas of Verdi, Puccini and the composers of the verismo era. Callas was arguably the most expressive soprano of her generation and certainly the most controversial. Gobbi, a close colleague, was the foremost dramatic baritone of his time, a superb interpreter of a number of great roles.
Tutor: Andrew Borkowski
Saturday 14 March Fee: £56
Andrew Borkowski LLB, was Reader in Law, University of Bristol, where he taught for 42 years before retiring in 2007. He was awarded the University Teaching Prize in 2005 for outstanding contribution to teaching and is author of two widely used undergraduate law textbooks: Textbook on Roman Law; Textbook on Succession (both OUP). Andrew was a Continuing Education Tutor in the Bristol University Music Department for many years, specialising in Italian opera, and also tutoring on the Undergraduate BA Music course. He has also been giving opera talks since 1980 to many music and arts societies, as well as to the branches of the Friends of Welsh National Opera and pre-performance talks for WNO. He has twice been the National Chairman of the WNO Friends and the Chairman of the Bristol WNO Friends three times.