With the new opera season upon us, UK residents have an exciting year ahead of them in opera.  Juan Diego Florez is already thrilling audiences in London in his role-debut as Orphee in Gluck’s ORPHEE ET EURIDICE, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and featuring the Hofesh Shechter dance company from Israel, the final performance takes place on October 3rd.  Later in the season at Covent Garden audiences will have the chance to hear German coloratura soprano Diana Damrau in the challenging role of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, a role made famous at this house by the legendary Joan Sutherland.  This will be a new production directed by Katie Mitchell and conducted by Maestro Daniel Oren.

On a small scale but with no less commitment and excitement, the ever-growing Fulham Opera will stage Wagner’s nautical supernatural-romance THE FLYING DUTCHMAN starring Associated Studios’ alumnus Janet Fischer.  Opera-up-Close will continue to offer thrilling chamber sized performance with productions of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, LA BOHEME and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO starting from October 1st.

Scottish Audiences can look forward to new productions of Handel’s brooding masterpiece ARIODANTE directed by Harry Fehr and Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious MIKADO directed by Martin Llloyd-Evans.  Opera North open their season with a brand-new production of KISS ME KATE led by the dynamic David Charles Abell and for their first production of 2016 will present Giordani’s tragic ANDREA CHENIER directed by regular Associated Studios’ guest-tutor Annabel Arden.   In  Belfast Opera Northern Ireland will present Handel’s AGRIPPINA in conjunction with Irish Youth Opera, followed by a brilliant re-imagining of Puccini’s final opera TURANDOT, staged by the enfant-terrible of the genre, Catalan director Calixto Bieito and conducted by Associated Studios guest tutor Maestro Jonathan Cohen

Summer 2016 sees our Festival Season in full swing with Garsington offering a rarely-staged production of Haydn’s CREATION alongside Rossini’s madcap L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI, Mozart’s elegant IDOMENEO and Tchaikovsky’s brooding EUGENE ONEGIN.  Grange Park will present Lionel Bart’s timeless OLIVER starring Simon Keenlyside as the loveable villain Fagin alongside concert performances of Wagner’s epic tragedy TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, starring Anja Kampe and Bryan Register as the doomed lovers.

 

Leontine Hass – CEO

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach
Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.

Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.

Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.