Opera Masterclass: Margaret Humphrey Clark

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Music Workshop

Level 2, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney NSW

Featuring Conservatorium students Amelia Linquist, Christopher Nazarian, Michaella Ye Zhang, Charlotte Merz and Christopher Bryg, accompanied by Julia de Plater.

Margaret Humphrey Clark is a professor of singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She is also a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique and in this joint capacity she gives many classes at the Guildhall. She has also worked with students from the Junior Department of Trinity College of Music.

Margaret trained at the Guildhall herself and then went on to study in Paris with Pierre Bernac, specialising in French song. Subsequently she had a varied career as a solo singer, performing in most of the major London concert halls in oratorio and recital as well as at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and regional opera companies. She combined this with singing in small groups such as the Monteverdi Choir, the Purcell Consort of Voices, the St Clement Danes Chorale and as an ad hoc member of the BBC singers.

Margaret was Head of Singing at St. Paul's Girls' School, a post she relinquished in order to train as an Alexander Technique teacher. She was also a singing teacher at Eton College, Uppingham and Oundle Schools, Christ's Hospital and at Cambridge and Surrey Universities. She has been teaching on the Eton Choral Courses almost since their inception, initially as a singing teacher and latterly also as an Alexander teacher. For more than ten years Margaret has taught on the internationally prestigious Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers. She also gives Master Classes and Choral Workshops, and was Vocal Consultant for Guildford Choral Society for ten years. Until recently she travelled regularly to Dublin to work with the Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral teaching both singing and the Alexander technique.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
'Deh vieni non tardar' from Le nozze di Figaro

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
'Lubvi vse vosrati pokorni' (Gremin's aria) from Eugene Onegin

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
'Signore ascolta' from Turandot

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
'Parto, parto' from La clemenza di Tito

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
'Ecco ridente in cielo' from Il barbiere di Siviglia

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