Musical Theater / Voice Course

Matthew Surapine United States

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Matthew Surapine

Matthew Surapine, Tenor, has won acclaim across North America for the beauty and incisiveness of his singing and for his spirited stage portrayals. His performances of Hortensius in La Fille du Régiment led the Toronto Globe and Mail to laud his “brilliant timing, breezily free movement, and the spirit of Franklin Pangborn,” and the Charleston Post and Courier to proclaim that the accomplished young tenor “stole every scene he was in.”

He has been welcomed in Opera Companies across the United States, as well as 10 years on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera company as a principal singer, as well as his tenure at the New York City Opera CO., first as a chorister and then joining the roster as a principal singer.

Mr. Surapine’s favorite roles include Goro in Madama Butterfly, his most frequently requested role. Other highlights in his career include his debut with the Chautauqua Institute in Verdi’s Othello, in which he performed Cassio. Also in this versatile performers career include Curley in “of Mice and Men”, Gastone in La traviata, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail Monostatos in “the Magic Flute” as well as Tamino in the same piece. King Kaspar in “amahl and the night visitors has always been a holiday favorite, as well as Baron Puck in Offenbach’s “La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein. Mr. Surapine was proud to co-star with James Earl Jones in the Lincoln Center debut of “Lincoln at Ease”, written by Peter Schickele, AKA PDQ Bach.

Mr Surapine’s Musical Theater roles include Cocky in “the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd”, Motel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, as well as performing alongside Rebecca Luker in “Brigadoon”, Lisa Vroman and Paul Sorvino in the Most Happy Fella where he performed the role of Giuseppe the Chef, appeared with Sally Ann Howes and Jean Stapleton in Cinderella. Mr. Surapine has collaborated with Jazz/Cabaret Icon David Lahm as well as composer and beatnik jazz elf, Bob Dorough. His teachers include(d) Kalmen Opperman, Carolyn Marcell, Dan Marek, as well as coaches Colin Romoff, James Gregory, Jane Steel and Nico Castel.

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NARNI, (TR) JULY 21 – 29, 2019

(Suggested arrival: afternoon of July 21 – Suggested departure: morning of July 29)
The Musical Theater / Voice Course with Matthew Surapine is open to students of all vocal registers.
The program will focus on individual voice lessons and coachings, acting classes, daily jazz / movement class (Luigi Technique) vocal technique, group master classes, performances, audition workshop, vocal ensemble, daily yoga, Italian lessons.
Applicants will perform in beautiful locations during the Narnia Festival.

 

Narnia Festival is an established music festival in the historic city of Narni which is located in the Umbria region of Italy. Each summer in July, Narnia Festival offers a spectacular array of classical music, drama, and dance coupled with a cultural festival celebrating the magnificent history and cultural magic that only Narni and Umbria can offer.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Cristiana Pegoraro is the Artistic Director of Narnia Festival (www.cristianapegoraro.com).

 

The Musical Theater and Voice Course includes:

  • voice lessons
  • coachings
  • acting classes
  • daily Jazz/Movement class (Luigi Technique)
  • vocal technique
  • group master classes
  • audition workshop
  • vocal ensemble
  • daily yoga
  • Italian lessons
  • impromptu evening concerts featuring American song book, jazz standards
  • final concert at the stunning San Domenico Auditorium, July 28
  • lodging
  • two meals per day
  • excursions (Narni Underground, Carsulae, Piediluco Lake, Marmore Falls, Rome)
  • free admission to all Narnia Festival concerts and events
  • roundtrip airport transfers from Rome Fiumicino

INSURANCE: Narnia Arts Academy doesn’t provide insurance. Each student should provide for his/her own insurance.

Faculty

  • Matthew Surapine United States

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    Matthew Surapine

    Matthew Surapine, Tenor, has won acclaim across North America for the beauty and incisiveness of his singing and for his spirited stage portrayals. His performances of Hortensius in La Fille du Régiment led the Toronto Globe and Mail to laud his “brilliant timing, breezily free movement, and the spirit of Franklin Pangborn,” and the Charleston Post and Courier to proclaim that the accomplished young tenor “stole every scene he was in.”

    He has been welcomed in Opera Companies across the United States, as well as 10 years on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera company as a principal singer, as well as his tenure at the New York City Opera CO., first as a chorister and then joining the roster as a principal singer.

    Mr. Surapine’s favorite roles include Goro in Madama Butterfly, his most frequently requested role. Other highlights in his career include his debut with the Chautauqua Institute in Verdi’s Othello, in which he performed Cassio. Also in this versatile performers career include Curley in “of Mice and Men”, Gastone in La traviata, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail Monostatos in “the Magic Flute” as well as Tamino in the same piece. King Kaspar in “amahl and the night visitors has always been a holiday favorite, as well as Baron Puck in Offenbach’s “La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein. Mr. Surapine was proud to co-star with James Earl Jones in the Lincoln Center debut of “Lincoln at Ease”, written by Peter Schickele, AKA PDQ Bach.

    Mr Surapine’s Musical Theater roles include Cocky in “the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd”, Motel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, as well as performing alongside Rebecca Luker in “Brigadoon”, Lisa Vroman and Paul Sorvino in the Most Happy Fella where he performed the role of Giuseppe the Chef, appeared with Sally Ann Howes and Jean Stapleton in Cinderella. Mr. Surapine has collaborated with Jazz/Cabaret Icon David Lahm as well as composer and beatnik jazz elf, Bob Dorough. His teachers include(d) Kalmen Opperman, Carolyn Marcell, Dan Marek, as well as coaches Colin Romoff, James Gregory, Jane Steel and Nico Castel.

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Application

To apply to the Musical Theater Program it is necessary to:

fill out the APPLICATION FORM
click here to download the application form
and email it to narniaartsacademy@gmail.com before May 15, 2019 together with
– copy of I.D.
– short biography
– copy of bank transfer receipt
– audio/video link to better determine the student’s level. The link is not working as an audition! You can email the link or send the video via whatsapp at the number +39 335 433784
– parent’s authorization, only if the student is a minor
click here to download the parent’s authorization form

PLEASE NOTE: By sending your application material, you are automatically enrolled in the master class. The audio/video link will just help us determine your level of preparation.

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2019, if spots will still be available.

Fees

Euros 2.600 (double/triple room)
Euros 3.260 (single room)

The fee includes

  • individual voice lessons and coachings
  • acting classes
  • daily jazz / movement class (Luigi Technique)
  • vocal technique
  • group master classes
  • audition workshop
  • vocal ensemble
  • daily yoga
  • Italian lessons
  • performances in beautiful locations during the Narnia Festival
  • free entrance to all rehearsals and concerts of the Narnia Festival
  • lodging
  • breakfast and dinner
  • airport transfers

Airplane ticket, lunch NOT included.

Meals Conventions

NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY arranged special conventions for lunch (not included in the package) with local restaurants.

Students can take advantage of a special agreement on meal pricing arranged by Narnia Arts Academy with the restaurants

  • La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera
  • Ristorante La Loggia dei Priori
  • Ristorante Il Fondaco
  • La Bottega del Giullare
  • I Ghibellini.

Lunch coupons available at a special price of €8, €11 and €15 each can be purchased exclusively at the Narnia Arts Academy office (cash only).

  • Pre Fix Menu (€8 exclusively at La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera) includes:
    • First course
    • Second course with vegetable
    • Bread
    • Water
  • Pizza (€8 exclusively at I Ghibellini) includes:
    • Pizza
    • Water or soft drink
  • One Course Meal (€11 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Ghibellini, La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    • Choice of first course or second course with vegetables
    • Coffee
    • Water
  • Two Course Meal (€15 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Ghibellini, La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    • Choice of two first courses
    • Choice of two second courses with vegetables
    • Choice of fruit, dessert or coffee
    • Water

Those who do not want to take advantage of this special meal package can handle lunch on their own.

Lodging Conventions

Students will lodge at one of the following facilities:

  • Le Stanze del Giglio – Apartments
  • Hotel La Loggia dei Priori
  • Residence Palazzo Barilatti

Le stanze del Giglio Apartments, Hotel La Loggia dei Priori, the Residence Palazzo Barilatti are all in the center of Narni and at walking distance to the campus venues.

You can choose the option of double/triple room or single room (extra charge) on the application form

NO NEED TO CALL THE HOTEL. NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY WILL PASS THE BOOKINGS TO THE LODGING FACILITIES.. The lodging facilities will not accept direct reservations from the participants.

The rooms (and any requests for sharing) will be assigned taking into account the dates of your reservation.

REACH NARNI:

How to reach Narni by plane

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

Exclusively for the Musical Theater Program participants, Narnia Arts Academy provides free private transportation by bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni and from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Those who would like to take advantage of our private transportation options should arrive and leave accordingly to the dates and schedule in which the service is offered.

Bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni:

  • July 21: approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 3.00pm (participants with flights arriving after 2pm will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport:

  • July 29, approximate time of departure between 5.30am and 6.30am

Please send us your arrival and departure time, airline and flight number before July 1.

How to reach Narni by train:

The nearest train station is Narni – Amelia and is connected with Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina train station by hourly trains.
Check the train schedule on www.trenitalia.com.
There is a bus running from the Narni – Amelia train station to the main square in Narni very close to all lodging facilities.

Please let us know if you arrive by train by July 1.

How to reach Narni by car

Northbound

  • Take Highway A1 toward Florence
  • Take the exit toward SS3
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Otricoli/Calvi dell’Umbria/Terni
  • Turn left onto SS3
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Romana/SS3
  • Continue to follow SS3
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Southbound

  • Take Highway A1 toward Rome
  • Take exit Orte toward Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perugia/Terni/Narni/Flaminia/Fano/E45/Cesena/Amelia and merge onto Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Take the ramp onto SS675
  • Take exit Narni to merge onto SS204
  • Continue onto Via Tiberina/SS3ter
  • Slight right onto Strada dei Tre Ponti/SP1
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Turn right to stay on Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Sharp left onto Strada Narni- Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Average temperatures in July

72F – 78F (22C – 25C)

Historical information

Narni – Geographic centre of Italy, situated in the province of Terni, in the region of Umbria.

It’s a typical Umbrian town, built on a hill 790 feet above sea level with 20.570 inhabitants and strong medieval traces. The town has outstanding views over the river Nera valley and the wide plane of Terni. Narni offers artistic, archaeological and religious itineraries, plus an abundance of natural history for the tourist. The town’s theater dates back to 1800.

It is surrounded by cultural gems, including the renowned cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto.

Narni is situated 62 miles from Rome and 46 miles from Perugia.

Although Neolithic people lived in this region, the first historical document mentioning the town is dated 600 B.C.
Narni was a Roman colony under the name of Narnia, a name that comes from the Nar River, which today is called the Nera.

  • In 233 B.C., with the construction of the via Flaminia from Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast, Narni became of major importance and it was heavily fortified because the road passed through the town.
  • In 90 B.C., Narnia became a municipally (semi independent) town within the Roman Empire.
    The first Christian Bishop of Narni, Giovenale from Cartage, was chosen in 368 A.D. and later was consecrated as Patron Saint of the town.
    Narni’s strategic position, standing as it does above the deep gorge of the river Nera, has made it a target of many invading and barbarian forces.
  • In the 11th Century it established its power as a free “Comune” (autonomous town).
  • Between the 12th and the 14th century it reached its greatest splendor.
  • In 1371, the Pope Reformed the Statutes of the city and Narni became part of the Papal State.
    Narni developed a school of painting and goldsmithing. Many artists of the renaissance period produced work for clients and patrons in Narni: Rosellino, Ghirlandaio, Gozzoli, Vecchietta, Antoniazzo, Romano and Spagna.
  • On the 17th of July 1527 the Lanzichenecchi (northern mercenaries) stopped on their way back from the sacking of Rome and destroyed Narni.
  • Slowly the walls, buildings and churches were rebuilt and by the end of the century, Narni had been re-established.
    After the rebuilding, many important artists returned to Narni, including Vignola and Zuccari. Also Sangallo and Scalza, who took part in the reconstruction of the town.
  • In 1664 the town library was founded. Many famous people were born in Narni, including: the emperor M.C. Nerva, Gattamelata, the Beata Lucia, Bernardo Eroli, Galeotto Marzio and S. Cassio.

Payments

Payment deadline

Half tuition, non refundable, due May 15, 2019.

Final payment of the remaining half tuition by July 1, 2019 or in cash upon your arrival in Narni.

Methods of payment

Bank transfer to the following account:

  • Beneficiary: NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY
  • Account Number: 2000 405
  • Iban: IT32 B062 2014 4060 0000 2000 405
  • Swift (BIC): BPBAITR1
  • Bank: CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI ORVIETO
  • Branch Address: Via Turati 25, 05100 Terni, Italy
  • Bank Head Office: Piazza della Repubblica 21, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
  • Applicants are responsible for all bank transfer fees.

The Narnia Arts Academy mailing address is: Via Cavour, 3 – 05100 Terni, Italy.
Please specify the student’s name and “Musical Theater” in the bank transfer.
Please specify with your bank that the tuition must be received in EUROS.

Terms & Conditions

  • The International Voice Master Class with Norberg-Schulz & Marriott is open to participants of all nationalities and there is no age limit. For young students, parents will need to sign an authorization form (available from narniaartsacademy@gmail.com) exempting the organization from any liability to insure their child.
  • All participants enrolled in the International Voice Master Class with Norberg-Schulz & Marriott must have appropriate attire to perform within their respective programmatic performances. Appropriate dress for men constitutes a suit and tie. For women gowns that are age and professionally appropriate are required for all performances.
  • In the case of cancellation of the master class, participants will be notified at the earliest convenience of the administration. The association reserves all rights to move forward with cancellation of the masterclass, and will refund all tuition to attendees in a timely manner.
  • If a course is cancelled due to a teacher’s serious problem, participants will be refunded the registration and participation fee, less bank transfer expenses.
  • Those having enrolled who are unable to attend the program will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the tuition fee as long as they give notice of at least 30 days before beginning of the course. The management reserves the right to retain 15% of all tuition paid in processing fees in the case of inability to attend the program.
  • Tuition fees always include Italian bank transfer fees.
  • Management does not assume any risks or damages arising from the on-goings of the participants in the program.
  • The organization is not responsible for any damage to persons and property which may occur during the period of the program.
  • The application to the International Voice Master Class with Norberg-Schulz & Marriott requires the unconditional acceptance of nondisclosure and assumes a total release to Narnia Arts Academy/Narnia Festival for use of photos and filming of performances, concerts, lectures, masterclasses, staging and any other event related to the activity of the program, without any rights resulting from this use by the program’s participants.

For more information, please contact Cristiana Pegoraro, Artistic Director
at narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

Reach Narni

Narni – Geographic centre of Italy, situated in the province of Terni, in the region of Umbria.

It’s a typical Umbrian town, built on a hill 790 feet above sea level with 20.570 inhabitants and strong medieval traces. The town has outstanding views over the river Nera valley and the wide plane of Terni. Narni offers artistic, archaeological and religious itineraries, plus an abundance of natural history for the tourist. The town’s theater dates back to 1800.

It is surrounded by cultural gems, including the renowned cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto.

Narni is situated 62 miles from Rome and 46 miles from Perugia.

How to reach Narni by plane:

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

Those who would like to take advantage of our private transportation options should arrive and leave accordingly to the dates and schedule in which the service is offered. The bus ride from the airport to Narni and vice versa is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Musical Theater participants have this service included in the tuition.

Bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni

  • July 21, approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 2.00pm (participants with flights arriving after 1pm will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport

  • July 29, approximate time of departure between 8.30am and 9.00am

Please send us your arrival and departure time, airline and flight number before July 1.

How to reach Narni by train:

The nearest train station is Narni – Amelia and is connected with Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina train station by hourly trains.
Check the train schedule on www.trenitalia.com.
There is a bus running from the Narni – Amelia train station to the main square in Narni very close to all lodging facilities.

Please let us know if you arrive by train by July 1.

How to reach Narni by car:

Northbound

  • Take Highway A1 toward Florence
  • Take the exit toward SS3
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Otricoli/Calvi dell’Umbria/Terni
  • Turn left onto SS3
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Romana/SS3
  • Continue to follow SS3
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Southbound:

  • Take Highway A1 toward Rome
  • Take exit Orte toward Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perugia/Terni/Narni/Flaminia/Fano/E45/Cesena/Amelia and merge onto Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Take the ramp onto SS675
  • Take exit Narni to merge onto SS204
  • Continue onto Via Tiberina/SS3ter
  • Slight right onto Strada dei Tre Ponti/SP1
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Turn right to stay on Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Sharp left onto Strada Narni- Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Average temperatures in July:

72F – 78F (22C – 25C)

Historical information:

Although Neolithic people lived in this region, the first historical document mentioning the town is dated 600 B.C.
Narni was a Roman colony under the name of Narnia, a name that comes from the Nar River, which today is called the Nera.
In 233 B.C., with the construction of the via Flaminia from Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast, Narni became of major importance and it was heavily fortified because the road passed through the town.

In 90 B.C., Narnia became a municipally (semi independent) town within the Roman Empire.
The first Christian Bishop of Narni, Giovenale from Cartage, was chosen in 368 A.D. and later was consecrated as Patron Saint of the town.
Narni’s strategic position, standing as it does above the deep gorge of the river Nera, has made it a target of many invading and barbarian forces.
In the 11th Century it established its power as a free “Comune” (autonomous town).
Between the 12th and the 14th century it reached its greatest splendor.
In 1371, the Pope Reformed the Statutes of the city and Narni became part of the Papal State.
Narni developed a school of painting and goldsmithing. Many artists of the renaissance period produced work for clients and patrons in Narni: Rosellino, Ghirlandaio, Gozzoli, Vecchietta, Antoniazzo, Romano and Spagna.
On the 17th of July 1527 the Lanzichenecchi (northern mercenaries) stopped on their way back from the sacking of Rome and destroyed Narni.
Slowly the walls, buildings and churches were rebuilt and by the end of the century, Narni had been re-established.
After the rebuilding, many important artists returned to Narni, including Vignola and Zuccari. Also Sangallo and Scalza, who took part in the reconstruction of the town.
In 1664 the town library was founded. Many famous people were born in Narni, including: the emperor M.C. Nerva, Gattamelata, the Beata Lucia, Bernardo Eroli, Galeotto Marzio and S. Cassio.

Contacts

  • Narnia Arts Academy
  • Via Cavour, 3
  • 05100 Terni – Italia
  • Tel.+39 0744 403132
  • Cel.+39 366 7228822
  • Fax +39 0744 430224
  • email: narniaartsacademy@gmail.com