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Production Calendar (google calendar link)
DON GIOVANNI Wiki-translation
LA CIFRA Wiki-translation
COSI FAN TUTTE Wiki-translation
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Wiki-translation
Don Giovanni: Edited Barenreiter with cuts marked (for reference only); Vienna Version Adjustments
La Cifra: unpublished ed. by C.Fecteau (Act I; Act 2; both updated 7/18 ERRATA PAGE
Mozart & Salieri: Belaieff (plate number 1617)
Salieri Falstaff scenes from Act I TBD by 3/22, ed. by C. Fecteau
Mozart: Nozze, Cosi
Salieri Cosi fragment: unpublished ed. by C.Fecteau: PV (revised 7/16) Full Score
Important 2018 Dates/Locations
Italian Classes w/ Lucy Yates COMPLETED – review material to be posted below
Recitative Classes w/ Chris Fecteau COMPLETED
Character through Movement and Text w/ Chuck Hudson (5 sequential classes) COMPLETED
Russian Coaching w/ Karina Azatyan (for Rimsky-Korsakov “Mozart & Salieri”)
Tuesday, May 15: 3 – 5 p.m. 255 Cabrini Blvd. #5H Introduction to Russian Diction
Saturday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 Brooklyn Studio of Ms. Azatyan (Salieri only)
Sunday, May 20: 7 – 9 p.m. Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St., PH9 (Mozart and Salieri)
Monday, May 28: 7 – 9 p.m. Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. Studio #308 (Mozart and Salieri)
Wednesday, May 30: 7 – 9 p.m. Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St., PH9 (Mozart and Salieri)
CIFRA REFERENCE MATERIALS from Director Brittany Goodwin:
“This is the Broadway Tony performance so its the opening & like the big hit from the show Run Freedom Run (ay tenors, I’m looking at you to be Bobby Strong!)
Anywho- REALLY take note of Lockstop’s (the cop in the opening) gestures- the nuances with his hands, what he choses to accent, the choreography of closing the sunglasses, all of that is just PERFECTLY timed.
Once they get to the Run Freedom Run- Id love for you to observe the function of the ensemble & how while each one of them have an individual quirky point of view, they are SEAMLESS in their energies with one another. They really read as a pack. In our group numbers, this will be imperative. Thats why we’ll be starting out rehearsals with the Le Coq 7 levels of tension exercise to get us moving like that together!
I’d also like to point out – all they have are stools.
No glitzy glamorous set or effects. Its all THEM. THAT is a beautiful thing.”
“Remember when I said 4 actors taking on 80+ personalities. Its really 140 according to Playbill. Holy crap, right?
Please look at how they create movement & atmosphere again, with just little bits of props (the wind blowing on his scarf- the snow- the cars/train) they COMMIT TO THE ACTION that its silly and crazy and THATS what makes it funny.
Theres a little montage in the beginning then we get into longer clips- AGAIN, note the TIMING of the execution. Timing is EV-ER-Y-THING. Thats why I’ve been coming to recit sessions so I can gauge the comedic timing these musical moments need to live in.
The shtick when he takes off the garter- watch twice. Once, watch the choreography of the moment, then watch only his face.”
FECTEAU COACHING AVAILABILITY:
Send email to CFilto@gmail.com with 2 – 3 specific choices for EACH of your coachings, spread out over the next 10 weeks or so; if your work progresses quickly and you are well prepared for each session, more coachings will be granted for additional polishing work. The coaching allotment is a minimum. All coachings at my studio: 255 Cabrini Blvd. #5H; corner of 187th. A train to 181st (north/front end); elevator on the right after the turnstiles up to Ft. Washington Ave.; exiting station go right (north) 1 long block to 187th; left on 187th one short block to intersection – building is on the right – phone: 917 232-6273
Fri. June 1: 3
Sat. June 2: 5
Sun. June 3: 3
Mon. June 4: —
Tues. June 5: 3, 5:30
Weds. June 6: 11, 1:30, 3, 5:30
Thurs. June 7: 11, 5:30
Fri. June 8: 3
Sat. June 9: 12, 1:30
Sun. June 10: 1:30
Mon. June 11: 1:30, 3, 5:30
Tues. June 12: 3
Weds. June 13: 11, 1:30, 3, 5:30
Thurs. June 14: 11, 1:30, 3
Fri. June 15: 11, 1:30, 3
archived 2017 information
Italian Classes w/ Lucy Yates: Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15 — 11 – 2 p.m. @ 255 Cabrini Blvd. #5H
Class 1 VIDEO Sadly, audio failed
Class 2 VIDEO Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Class 3 VIDEO Part 1 Part 2 (labeled 3 on Youtube) Part 3 (Youtube 4) Part 4 (Youtube 5)
Florio’s 1611 Italian/English Dictionary
Archaic Italian Verb Forms
Verb Mood Chart PDF – PowerPoint
Montessori Parts of Speech
Czech “Boot Camp”
Handouts: Alphabet/Pronunciation – Vowel Length/Tongue Twisters – Dvorak: Písne milostné (Love Songs)
Poetry reading (short/long vowels) – Kozena singing Dvorak
Online Czech Dictionary
Recommended Recording (for Czech) Mackerras (cond.)/Popp (Vixen)
Class 1 VIDEO Part I Part II Part III Part IV
Class 2 VIDEO Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Class 3 VIDEO Part I Part II Part III Part IV
- “Ovid’s Gaze” by Wendy Heller
The Janacek Opera Libretti: Translations & Pronunciations (Vol. 1: Příhody lišky Bystroušky/The Cunning Little Vixen) by Timothy Cheek. Scarecrow Press, 2003
Online, downloadable libretto and translation of Příhody lišky Bystroušky (5th on the page)
Original Cunning Vixen story by Tesnohlidek, translated by Firkusny, Morgan & Jones, illustrated by Sendak
Singing in Czech by Timothy Cheek. Scarecrow Press, 2001.
David Stech’s Vixen Recording Recommendations:
- Mackerras, Vienna Phil, Popp, etc. https://open.spotify.com/
- Neumann, Prague Nat. Theater https://open.spotify.com/
Native Czech cast: while the voices aren’t as spectacular they’re still pretty terrific!
Prevost, Manon Lescaut (Waddell translation, 1935) Book I Book II
Murger, Scenes de la Vie de Boheme (Marriage/Selwyn transl., 1901) various formats
Kushner: Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth Century Paris (Cornell University Press) Amazon listing (Victoria Crutchfield’s recommended reading at least for Manon, Poussette, Javotte, Rosette)
Nicholas John, Violetta and Her Sisters (Faber & Faber, 1994) Full text (PDF)
“How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion” (Smithsonian magazine)
Splendeurs et Miseres (overview of the Musee d’Orsay exhibition “L’art de prostitution”)
Manon Resources from Victoria!
The Draughtsman’s Contract on YouTube – this is a little earlier than our period (the wigs for men by 1730 are muuuuuch smaller), but it is still a good reference for movement.A scene from Barry Lyndon on YouTube – this is exactly our period!
The Elegant Art of Movement by Alicia Annas (excerpts)
Victoria’s Pinterest board of Rococo poses – still images can be helpful too, although many of these are a little later than our period.
Scioglilingua Exercise (tongue twisters for fun and practice)
Big Green Book of Italian Verbs by Katrin Maes-Christie and Daniel Franklin Marcello Sensini.
Grammar and Translation for the Italian Libretto by Richard M. Berrong. Excalibur Publishing. 1996.
Grammatica italiana. Milano: Mondador Scuola. 1990
Archaic Italian Verb Forms
Location for Classes and Rehearsals:
- 255 Cabrini Blvd. #5H (Chris Fecteau’s home/studio): DIRECTIONS: A train to 181st (front/north of train); elevator up to Fort Washington Ave.; exiting the station, go right one long block; left on 187th one short block; building on the right under scaffolding is ours! 917 232-6273
- 353 Studios = 353 W. 48th St., 2nd Floor
- Alvin Ailey Studios = 405 W. 55th St. (ask at desk for studio #)
- Shetler Studios = 244 W. 54th St., 12th Floor
- City Center = 130 W. 56th St., 4th Floor
- Pearl Studios, 519 and 520 8th Ave. (various floors)
Bios and Headshots due May 1
Please send BOTH in one email if possible.
– Before submitting your bio, please refer to our STYLE SHEET. We may exercise the option to return your bio for editing. Bio must be written to refer BACKWARDS from August 12, 2017 (projects occurring between now and then should be referred to in past tense). Final version will have approval right by artist.
– Headshots (preferably vertical/portrait layout) should be in .jpg format, as high-resolution as you have. We reserve the right to crop and edit as necessary for the program book; photos generally posted ‘as-is’ on the website.