Patricia Nessy

Presentation and
Interpretation of
Operetta and Musical
Master Class: 25.08.-01.09.2014

Patricia Nessy, whose parents were both opera singers, developed her talent and love of music from an early age. Ms. Nessy first studied singing with her father and later graduated with distinction from Vienna’s Conservatory of Music. In 1993 she won Germany’s national singing competition and in 1997 was awarded the Berlin Artist Prize for her performance in the "Pirates of Penzance". Ms. Nessy has performed extensively both in Europe and North America. Her wide repertoire includes leading roles in several operettas and musicals, from "The Merry Widow" to "Funny Girl", from "The Magic Flute" to "Cabaret". She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London in "A Night of 1000 Voices" and at Carnegie Hall in New York with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops. Her Love for Viennese Operetta has reached it’s peak in her role as the artistic leader of the operetta summer Open-air in Vienna – Wiener Operettensommer.

Ms. Nessy has performed in several "Salute to Vienna" concerts in the United States and Canada.

Since several years she also works as a singing teacher and coach for musical- and dramatic interpretation.

Course Description:

Maximum capacity: 16

Course participants should be professional singers or singing students whose aspiration it is to become professional singers. Each participant will receive 3 individual coaching sessions of 60 minutes each during the course. 

In these coaching sessions, 2 or 3 audition lieder or aria will be worked on. The lesson focuses on the right piece selection, on interpretation and highly professional presentation  and on technical assistance for difficult  passages. The main themes are a musical and emotional presentation, the musical drama and the choreography/staging. Other themes such as clothing, stage presence and preparation will also be covered. The lessons are open to other participants and auditors thereby enhancing the pressure for the singer; singers can thus also "practice" dealing positively with performance stress. The finale will be an "audition class" open to the audience where singers can put the newly acquired experience to the "one-off" test.

Languages: German and English