The main goal of the coaching sessions is to stimulate and explore imagination, interpretation and communication.
By covering a thorough study of both the text and the music and the link between them, the repertoire is analysed in detail. Translation, pronunciation, meaning, dynamics, expression marks, phrasing, intonation, vibrato, rhythm and many other components are brought together to explore and discover the most interesting interpretation possible. In addition to this, the differences of styles are discussed. The focus is always on how to communicate well to an audience.
The lessons can be connected to a production at the IOA or the repertoire can be completely free of choice. They encompass opera, song, oratorio, operetta and musical theatre styles from early baroque to contemporary music.