As a result of Covid-19, we must sadly cancel Cratoule for this summer. We will put dates for 2021 on the website as soon as we have them.
The course is designed for experienced solo singers who are keen to improve their performance skills, whether in art song, opera, oratorio or cabaret. Participants are invited to bring at least six songs or arias to work on individually during the week with our tutors, and are also encouraged to bring duets and ensembles. Furthermore, we will offer coaching on a few opera scenes (details to be determined) as part of the mix. Tuition, including individual work on vocal technique, will take place in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere, with regular performance opportunities throughout the week, culminating in a concert on the Friday evening to a local audience.
There are no auditions but only 24 places are on offer this year, so do send your applications in good time. A small number of bursaries will be available for young singers of conservatoire standard.
Updates will be posted on the website from time to time.
Jan Wiener, Jill House
Cratoule is located in the south of France near Issirac (Gard), about an hour’s drive from Avignon. Click here for map.