“I prefer an actor with an imperfect voice to an amazing singer who's boring to watch because they can't act.”
In 2017, the Semi-Finalists have the opportunity to experience a specially-crafted workshop with National Adjudicator Catrin Johnsson.
Catrin will present a dynamic workshop on how to apply the actor’s craft to singing. Using the decades of experience she has amassed through a diverse performance career and her years spent teaching singers, Catrin will cover topics such as using the meaning of the words in an aria to develop one’s performance; Stanislavsky’s ‘6 Fundamental Questions’; ‘The Magic What If”; understanding subtext; and an exploration of how emotion can affect the voice.
Catrin Johnsson is a Swedish mezzo-soprano who is currently an Artist Teacher at the University of Auckland.
Winner of the Marianne Mathy Scholarship in 2010, Rachel was also in our first MasterClass held that same year. In this video Rachel shares her experience working with Lisa Gasteen and David Harper.