Sun, Jan 27 | OPERA America - Charles MacKay Hall

Masterclass workshop & Concert - French opera and songs

The event will features 5 Opera Singers willing to take their interpretation of French music to another level. An evening of learning anf fun!
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Masterclass workshop & Concert - French opera and songs

Time & Location

Jan 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
OPERA America - Charles MacKay Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA

About The Event

“To listen to and learn from Ms. Cley was a highly rewarding experience both for us and for the five excellent singers we heard. To set the tone for the class, Ms. Cley herself performed Debussy's "Nuit d'étoiles" far lovelier than we have ever heard it sung before. [...] We hope to attend more of Ms. Cley's upcoming master classes and urge all singer who sing in French to seek a place in her classes.” VOCE DI MECHE (Review "A LA FRANÇAISE", December 17, 2018)

Teaching artist: Anna Cley

Pianist: Kelly Lin



Anna Cley: “Les Berceaux” - Fauré

Workshop & Concert

Elizabeth Saunders: Elégie - Charles Ives

Andrew Parsley: Avant de quitter ces lieux - Faust, Gounod

Zoya Gramagin: Il est doux - Hérodiade, Massenet

Nathan Thorp: La fleur que tu m’avais jetée - Carmen, Bizet

Rachel Hall: Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante - Carmen, Bizet


Anna Cley: Séguédille - Carmen, Bizet

General entrance:

$10 purchased ONLINE before January 27 - Price valid until January 26, 2019 at midnight

$18 purchased ONLINE on January 27

$15 CASH at the entrance.

Ms. Anna Cley is an internationally recognized mezzo-soprano. Her credits include Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Il Tabarro, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, Wagner’s Die Walküre, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Rubinstein's The Demon, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann and Bizet's Carmen. Ms. Cley performed several times at Carnegie Hall in NYC. In 2014, she founded her company “Souffle d’Or” to provide a lyrical music experience to those unfamiliar with this kind of events. She recorded a CD of operatic arias for the book-cd “Art & Aesthetics” written by Dr. Benedict Beckeld and published by French label Lux Classic in January 2016. In 2017, she was a judge for the International singing competition 'The Featured' held in New York. In March 2018, her first music video, “Destinée”, was released: the singer and the lead actress, she wrote the lyrics and directed the project. Strengthened by 22 years of singing experience, a former career in the space industry, and trained in hypnosis, Ms. Cley has a deep understanding of the human being and of the vocal instrument. Her coaching expertise has yielded tremendous results. Ms. Cley is dedicated to charitable projects with a focus on children’s wellbeing and is currently founding a non-profit to help children recovering from traumatic experiences.

Dr. Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin, is a sought-after young pianist, who began her musical studies at an early age on the piano, violin, viola, and er-hu. Soon after, she was winning national competitions and awards on all four instruments in her native Taiwan. Dr. Lin has made regular appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2014, Dr. Lin was invited to perform with the Trinity Church Concert on Wall Street for their Festival Concert Series. She was one of the judges for the Steinway Society Competition in year 2014. In the summer of 2014~ present, Dr. Lin was the piano faculty and accompanist for the Berkshire Summer Music, the Westminster Piano High School Camp, and 4string Music Festival, and QM International Music Center. In 2015 - 2016, she was the staff accompanist at Rutgers University. Currently a collaborate pianist at Juilliard school, Mannes the new school, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, and Young Concert Artist. Dr. Lin received full scholarships while getting her BM, MM, and AD at University of Southern California as a piano performance major, studied with John Perry. Later received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance at Rutgers University with Daniel Epstein in 2015, where she received full scholarship with a teaching assistantship, while balancing a busy schedule as a solo pianist, an accompanist, a piano teacher, and a chamber musicians.

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